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# 79775 22-Mar-2011 11:01
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This event has just started in Auckland and I will update this post as we go...

Eric Hertz (2degrees Mobile CEO) on stage, saying this is a 18 months update.

Over 400 employees, with offices in AKL, WLG and CHC.

New Zealand-based call centre, open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

After six months 2degrees has ten branded stores, with plans to open 40 by the end of the year.
 
CHC call centre still to come with 60 - 80 new jobs, plans just slowed down because of earthquake.

206k customers 12 months ago. Now with 580k customers (anyone who used the network in the last 90 days).

$100 million for network expansion. 97% coverage, but expanding capacity. No further updates yet.

And this was the main announcement.
  





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  # 450656 22-Mar-2011 11:08
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woo 580K, thats more than I was thinking they had.

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  # 450661 22-Mar-2011 11:15
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90 day basis is pretty odd. why change methodology from the 30 days they used previously?

 
 
 
 




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  # 450662 22-Mar-2011 11:15
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  # 450664 22-Mar-2011 11:18
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freitasm: I think they always used 90 days, while other operators use year?



they definitely used 30 days for the previous announcement.
http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/chris-keall/live-blog-2degrees-customer-announcement

"Mobile newcomer 2degrees is claiming 206,000 active customers, giving it around 4.5% of the mobile market.
The telco launched its service six months ago today.

Chief executive Eric Hertz said that by active, the company meant any customer who had paid for a call in the past 30 days."





industry standard is to use 6 months (180 days) basis for external reporting, but 30 days is arguably a better measure. 90 days is completely non-standard.




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  # 450665 22-Mar-2011 11:20
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Wait, that's it?
Releasing customer numbers doesn't count as a major announcement! Epic Fail 2degree's.

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  # 450666 22-Mar-2011 11:23
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Hmm nothing there most people didnt already know TBH... (apart from customer numbers). They could have just done a press release for that info rather than an "event" - maybe theyre teasing us.... maybe something good is coming up... ;)




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  # 450669 22-Mar-2011 11:31
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wait, they flew you up to auckland for that? wow.

 
 
 
 


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  # 450671 22-Mar-2011 11:32
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What a disappointment..




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  # 450676 22-Mar-2011 11:39
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lokhor: What a disappointment..


This.

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  # 450677 22-Mar-2011 11:41
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Yes the customer numbers are interesting but nothing else worth reading about their.

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  # 450679 22-Mar-2011 11:44

Active in the last 3 months is the standard measurement for prepaid customers in Europe

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  # 450680 22-Mar-2011 11:45
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I was hoping for some real network related announcements like
* National 3G coverage - no more broadband data zones
* More handsets like Ideos X6
* More game changing plans.




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$100 million for network expansion.

That's a pretty big announcement. Besides there is a whole thread on Geekzone speculating on how many customers they would have. Thought that would of made some people happy, the fact that they answered your question. Can't please everyone I guess.

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  # 450683 22-Mar-2011 11:46
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In years to come, this will be the new definition of "anti-climax"

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  # 450685 22-Mar-2011 11:47
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They announced 100 million network expansion ages ago.

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