richgamer: why are less than 20 auckland exchanges activated for orcon's dsl2 service? does anyone know how much exchanges there are in total in auckland and is orcon going to activate dsl2 on all of them?
Yep, this is a standard POTS line for customers (will work in power outages etc...), the magic happens from our equipment.
Group Product Manager
This is from their press information:
Connections & equipment
The equipment is being supplied by Nokia Siemens Networks and is called MSAN.
Orcon has been working on the project since the government announced the local loop would be unbundled - that was in May 2006. Orcon has been testing the new service for seven months.
The switch-over of customers from Telecom has to be done at the telephone exchange and generally takes around half a day.
The timeline for other exchanges
Orcon’s focus is on Auckland initially and expects to have at least 15 exchanges connected by the end of May. The aim is to roll out in Wellington in the fourth quarter of this year and in Christchurch in the second half of 2009. Orcon is focusing on major metropolitan areas because its customers are in those areas.
manhinli: Another thing, the plans don't state the speeds.
I'm guessing that the LLU ones are ADSL2+ Full/Full, but what about the general ones?
that would be nice but i think they are FS/128
and only FS/FS on the darer accounts, and i see they've gone back to the crappy dynalink RTA1320 modems that were prone to overheating and failure.these things are so bad i chopped open the top to put a HSF on the Broadcom chip just to stop it from locking up every couple of hours, atleast the siemens speedstream 4200 is a much better modem/router i dont know why they didn't stick with these.
Radiotron: One question, for Duncanblair, while I'm not in area for LLU just yet (Te Atatu), I understand that Orcon have a resale agreement with Vodafone for mobile service (moderator, please move this post if I have the wrong forum). Having been a 021 customer since Bellsouth era, when will Orcon be able to offer a complete package: landline, ADSL and mobile, in one neat little wrapper? Sometime time ago, when 021 coverage was a bit rubbish in Te Atatu North, I looked at a move to Telecom, and canned the idea when I realised that the plans were essentially the same and that I was dealing with a duopoly that would not budge on price. Vodafone since improved the coverage, but I'm stuck with an old plan (Get 200) as I don't see a viable replacement at the magic $30 mark that gets me the off-peak airtime to any NZ number. Do Orcon plan to enter the mobile arena anytime soon, to compliment the new LLU (and not so LLU) plans?
willnz: Nokia Siemens Networks provides most, if not all, of their gear, from what I understand.
"Orcon is the first carrier in the world to be offering unbundled voice and data without customers having to change their analogue phones. Using Nokia Siemens Network's multi service access node (MSAN) technology, the company is able to offer ADSL2+, VDSL2, and G Pond for future fibre to homes.
Bartlett is also plugging the launch of SIP POTS technology as a 'world first'. The technology the company is using means that customers can continue using an analogue phone because the MSAN converts voice into VoIP or SIP automatically."
Is it true?
Aloha:No. It's not. First in New Zealand perhaps, but definitely not in the world. Unless they mean first NSN customer to do it, in which case it's possible - although I thought there were some ISPs in Australia doing it with NSN kit as well.
Is it true?