This should be an interesting one to keep an eye on, and compare with results in a years time, given the LLU situation, and a clear intent on Telecoms part to make it all happen cleanly and smoothly (now that its been mandated by the government, and kicking up a fuss is no longer going to help).
The ability for New Zealanders to take Telecoms results and bitch and moan about the sheer amount of money Telecom makes, has now taken a big hit, as with the industry being regulated, and access being provided to other telcos and ISPs, the time has come for other players in the industry to put their money where their mouth is, and step to the mark to provide quality innovative service to kiwis, and not just a resale at identical pricing of existing services.
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Comment by paradoxsm, on 29-Jul-2006 01:57
^^^ This refers to the spam that (used to be) is above ^^
Zodiac, we have the good phone, totoally illegal, stolen from Singapore and europe, but not blacklist in your country Blah Blah, Blah, and i'll ensure you get PLENTY of spam tomorrow buddy, Tool.
Comment by B, on 29-Jul-2006 17:44
arrgh.. i wish they'd stop offering services.. .just please move the bits from A to B without charging a fortune., and let us then pick "services" supplied from anyone on the planet, not just our current telco..
Comment by juha, on 30-Jul-2006 11:53
I think the results this time around might look quite good. Most of the AAPT fiasco has been written off, and Telecom still controls the local loop and will do so for the foreseeable future. It's a question now for them to grow the broadband business so as to make up for dropping calling revenues (which before anyone says so, has nothing to do with LLU-wotsit).