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 …

How I would spend Chorus’ marketing dollar

It seems as if ‘Gigatown’ is the single marketing focus for Chorus, while confusion about their service options and installation process is rampant among both the consumer and Retail Service Provider (RSP) market pools.  Based on the $500,000 community project fund for the eventual winning town, the $200,000 development fund, and the cost of the …

Cisco routers don’t suit NZ SMB’s

For a long time, and certainly since before UFB came into view, DTS has been using Cisco routers as part of our managed WAN’s and/or where a client has requested a managed router as part of an internet service. Before UFB got underway, typical speeds were anywhere from 5Mbps (CityLink Opta) to 100Mbps (via any …

How will a new international cable benefit NZ?

I am going to write a three part series of posts on the subject of the additional undersea cables planned for NZ in the coming years. These posts will cover pricing, redundancy, and capacity respectively. This week I will start with capacity. Common misconceptions I watched Rod Drury speak on TV One in NZ a …

DTS supporting the Reckon 2014 Group Conference

Reckon is a great example of a company creatively utilising resources to get great outcomes for their clients, and in August they are holding their group conference at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney. The conference will feature expert analysis, discovery sessions, and new product demonstrations, and DTS is proud to be on board as a …

Clarifying the Chorus Boost ADSL/VDSL service proposition

Telecom has made a submission to the Commerce Commission claiming that Chorus plans to impose an “artificial cap” of 256Kbps on the average throughput of its regulated copper broadband service in order to make new “premium” products it announced in May more attractive. This is absolutely true, but whether it is a terrible thing depends on …