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Topic # 29004 19-Dec-2008 06:31
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Hey all,

Is NZ Comms finally about to launch?  A quick search through IPONZ trademark registrations has a trademark application by Watpat Shell No 1 Limited for Two Degrees Mobile.  Watpat can be contacted through Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, an Auckland based legal firm.  Companies Office also have a reservation for Two Degrees Ltd and Two Degress Mobile Ltd.  I would expect some prelaunch marketing activity in the new year...


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  Reply # 185059 19-Dec-2008 06:46
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heh interesting, more competition can only mean one thing, reduced pricing and win for customers! eh let's hope it does get off the ground!

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  Reply # 185065 19-Dec-2008 08:03
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Their rollout is progressing farily quickly but there is still a lot to do. Apparently they are hoping to be live by the time Telecom launch their new network.



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  Reply # 185067 19-Dec-2008 08:26
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What's the bet that they launch, go bankrupt inside 12 months then sell it off to TelstraClear??




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  Reply # 185074 19-Dec-2008 09:00
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I've moved this to the existing NZ Comms forum, where it will attract more visibility.

Please use correct forums for posting.




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Reply # 185082 19-Dec-2008 09:42
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Another new site went up this week about 1k heading North before the Manukau off ramp on the left

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  Reply # 185106 19-Dec-2008 11:15
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If that is in fact them, Two Degrees is quite a good name.




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  Reply # 185108 19-Dec-2008 11:22
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Interesting, as Two Degrees is a winery in Central Otago. As such, both twodegrees.co.nz, and 2degrees.co.nz are gone. twodegreesmobile.co.nz appears to have been registered and being parked at Domainz.

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  Reply # 185111 19-Dec-2008 11:28
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Dontget your hopes up.. It can take 6 months for any IPONZ application to be sucessful.. and then they can start to say they own it..

Lets see maybe another 12 months? Apparntly they havent even started to co-locate on the 116 Vodafone cell sites they were offered!

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  Reply # 185112 19-Dec-2008 11:31
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Tahii: Interesting, as Two Degrees is a winery in Central Otago. As such, both twodegrees.co.nz, and 2degrees.co.nz are gone. twodegreesmobile.co.nz appears to have been registered and being parked at Domainz.


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  Reply # 185115 19-Dec-2008 11:47
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steveonz: Lets see maybe another 12 months? Apparntly they havent even started to co-locate on the 116 Vodafone cell sites they were offered!


Numerous co-sited Vodafone / NZ Comms sites in Wgtn.

The big question is whether "co-sited" simply refers to standalone masts or on existing structures where Vodafone have equipment.

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  Reply # 185118 19-Dec-2008 12:02
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They said they havent...

Anyway.. Im seeing many new sites being switched on... WGTN is pretty well covered now...

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  Reply # 185142 19-Dec-2008 14:21
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The mobile market has a turnover of about $2.3 billion per year so I do hope that  NZ Comms will be able to win customers from the existing incumbents. Hopefully once they launch we will see more realistic mobile pricing.

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  Reply # 185146 19-Dec-2008 14:39
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steveonz: They said they havent...

Anyway.. Im seeing many new sites being switched on... WGTN is pretty well covered now...


Most Wgtn sites still have no backhaul yet. Microwave horns are slowly starting to appear but a lot are still missing them. They seem to be focussing on the CBD first.

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  Reply # 185153 19-Dec-2008 15:06
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Oh I dont know about that.. Ive seen quiet a few with them on...


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  Reply # 185220 19-Dec-2008 21:42

There are a few sites that have been set up in Auckland in the past 6 months, but are only now getting microwave horns added to them. I know of 6 around me that have gone up, 1 of which now has a microwave horn on it

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