Posts By: DTS

Unplanned Outage on Chorus VDSL

Updated at: 3:45 pm 2017.08.03 Services are now restored. We are still investigating the root cause of the outage and a report will follow. No further updates for this outage. Thank you for your patience. Updated at: 3:15 pm 2017.08.03 A vendor has identified a fault on one of the links. Currently, our vendor is …

DTS joins Megaport Fabric

“Megaport’s fabric allows DTS to cost effectively utilise our universal tier 1 access to NZ ultra-fast broadband (UFB) services by opening up access to Australian wholesale demand. Not only that, Megaport extends the reach of our network, they help us cost effectively connect to our Australian wholesale clients plus the elastic nature of the service …

GIGABIT PER SECOND CONNECTIONS?

What speeds can you really expect with your new 1Gbps circuit? Late last year ISPANZ published a paper briefly outlining their position and what performance you are likely to receive. Please have a look at it, I think they’re right.  — Steve Ritchie. INTERNER SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND PP 002 Issue 1.0 November …

The threats to telco IP voice revenue

Everyone in the IT industry understands (or should) that it is constantly evolving and traditional revenue models are therefore constantly at risk. In this post I look at IP voice, or VOIP, and look at how this segment is changing. As it stands today, a very significant portion of DTS’s revenue is derived from the …

Business demand for #Gignation UFB low

I travelled around NZ last week, meeting with clients and channel partners. At each meeting I tried to gauge the level of interest these businesses have in the new Gbps/500Mbps BS2a UFB service from Chorus, and the answer seems to be, “not much.” The business owners are typically keen to have it at their home, …

Inbound and Outbound Call Quality Issues

Some customers are advising of call quality issues on both inbound and outbound calls. After exhausting all other avenues, we are looking to implement a fix this evening between 10am – 3pm NZT where several instances of downtime may be experienced.

Excited about the Chorus #Gignation service? I’m not.

With no additional profit to be made, network changes required, and no current demand driven case to be made for the service being required, I can’t imagine any ISP greeted the news of the new Gbps UFB service from Chorus with any real enthusiasm. For every ISP in NZ, this new service will increase demand …

CommComm and the NZ backhaul review

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission recently announced a study of telecommunications backhaul services, so I am going to throw the little insight I have into the mix. Two actions by Chorus have acted as catalysts to get us to this point: It announced plans to reduce the number of required UFB points of interconnect to 5, …