... I don't know why the wysiwyg wont let me add a URL ... I tried when I created the topic and again to edit my post.
freitasm: If you are using Internet Explorer simply entering a URL will automatically do it for you. If using any other browser you have to select the text you want to add the hyperlink to and then click the link button in the editor's bar.
PaulBrislen: That's something Vodafone and Telecom both pointed out years ago... but NZC wouldn't have a bar of it. Because of the RMA we've built 20m towers not 50m towers. You can still co-locate but you need to rebuild the tower and that means getting consent.
Two Degrees/NZC/Econet has wasted countless millions of dollars and forced the Commerce Commission to focus on co-location instead of sub-loop unbundling. That means we haven't had the rules for unbundling cabinets and that means the entire fixed line industry is still sitting... waiting... while NZC gets what it wants and does nothing with it.
KiwiSurfer: Just out of interest, where are the sites that the Comcom claims that 2degree has co-located with exisiting providers? The reason why I ask is because I'm aware of the following sites in Auckland having been co-located with Telecom, Vodafone and/or Woosh Wireless:-
- Bond Street (with Telecom and Vodafone)
- Kohimarama (with Telecom)
- Karangahape/Newton Roads (with Vodafone)
- Onehunga (with Woosh Wireless)
- Princes Street (with Woosh Wireless)
- Wesley (with Telecom)
So that's six sites in Auckland alone where 2degrees has co-located with at least one of the three existing providers. I haven't taken into account sites in Wellington and Christchurch for example. So where has the figure the Comcom come from? It's clearly understating what 2degree has actually achieved given that I've only managed to see approx 30-40% of the sites in Auckland alone.
I do agree however it's a poor effort given what could be achieved. I note that 2degree managed to add their antennas to Woosh Wireless's monopole in Onehunga, I wonder why this wasn't repeated at other Woosh Wireless sites -- is the RMA really the limiting factor here? Also Vodafone has a few big ex-Bellsouth sites with room for additional equipment (the St Johns site comes to mind as an excellent example) which they have yet to lease out to other providers. Again is this really an RMA issue or Vodafone just not very keen on sharing this space with other providers?