DevOps position available

Position Title: PHP DevOps Type: Full Time Location: Choice of Gold Coast (Southport) or Wellington (Upper Hutt) offices. Package: Competitive salary The company DTS is an innovative and exclusively business-focused Internet Service Provider, committed to bringing its customers the best possible online experience. We have been serving New Zealand and Australian companies and organisations since …

Data recording error

In the process of generating invoices today, we have uncovered the fact that an important process, one that collects the data on our clients usage, has not been operating correctly since the 16th February. The good news for our clients is that usage for last month that will appear in our systems, and therefore our …

NZ has about 80 ISP’s…for now.

This post follows on from the theme of another recent post I wrote entitled, “Reduced profits and fewer ISP’s – the NZ ISP Market In 2015”. This second round of comment largely stems from a NZTelco.com article that provided an estimate of the state of New Zealand’s Internet Service Provider market as at Q1 2015 …

UFB speeds – expectation versus reality

I am finding that a number of us at DTS are regularly being asked by clients, and by potential clients during the sales process, what they can realistically expect in terms of speeds from UFB GPON services, and in particular, the Bitstream2 and 2a class of services. Service schedules for these services may state that …

The road to survival for small NZ fibre providers

Chorus are steadily rolling out UFB fibre across New Zealand, and as they do, they are encroaching on areas where a number of smaller regional providers hold a substantial market share. Vector, CityLink, Electricity Ashburton (EA) and Unison all sit within this category (there are probably others, but I don’t know enough about them to …

DTS Acquires ITtelenet

I could have written a fairly dull press release to detail the fact that DTS today finalised the purchase of ITtelenet. It would have been full of the usual self-praise found in such releases, all in the 3rd person despite being written by us in-house, but I decided to be a bit more candid and …

The maths behind unlimited data

The commoditisation of consumer and business grade internet is to a large extent now complete, and enterprise/corporate internet is close to following suit. My definition of commoditisation, and hopefully I have nailed this, is when services are largely uniform between suppliers from a consumers point of view and price is the primary determining factor in …

Sydney moves closer to New Zealand

Megaport has entered New Zealand and is partnering with Vibe subsidiary IntelliPath to increase the number of DC’s around NZ that can provide Megaport access, and in turn, extend the reach of MegaIX. As a company that currently runs virtual cross connects via our Sydney Megaport node and peers across MegaIX in Australia, this development …

New Australian wholesale legislation proposed

Australian federal communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has released a discussion draft of the new carrier license conditions intended to curb the competitive threat to the NBN posed by TPG’s FTTB push. Key elements looks to be (as stated in CommsDay 16th October 2014) A carrier must “establish and maintain a wholesale company and a retail …