Posts By: DTS

2015 Wrap

After a year that is a blur of travel, time in the office, too many spreadsheets, wins, losses, and market changes, it is time for my last post for 2015. So, what’s happened this year? The market Big companies bought other companies, and a few merged. In general, the market continued to consolidate, with Vocus …

South Pacific undersea cable market heating up

We had some big news this week as we learned of a third undersea cable, the Moana, which will be built by Alcatel-Lucent and will connect NZ to Hawaii. With a fair bit happening in this space, I thought it would be a good idea to provide a brief overview of the current plays and …

Chorus EUBA/VDSL services down in Wellington region

Please be advised that there appears to be a fault relating to Chorus EUBA (ADSL) and standard VDSL connections in the Wellington region. Investigations are currently under way, but no ETR has been provided at this stage. All other services are currently unaffected. Update – 6:52pm NZT – All services have since been restored. If …

How MyRepublic proved Gbps speeds aren’t required

Last week MyRepublic released a new Gbps UFB service which is aimed at the SME market and allows unlimited data usage at $499 p/month. Some comments made by Jesse Archer of Full Flavour to NBR relating to the news caught my eye, and while I am late to the party, I thought it worthwhile pointing …

IPv6 is finally getting some love

The world is running out of IPv4 address space, and for some reason this subject remains a boring distraction for most. IPv6 is an alpha numeric, next generation IP address protocol, and is the heir apparent to the current IPv4 address protocol (used by everyone on every connected device) which is about to be exhausted. …

Chorus ADSL/VDSL service disruptions – November 3rd, 2015

Please be aware that Chorus are experiencing service disruptions with their EUBA (ADSL) and Standard VDSL services throughout New Zealand. They are investigating the fault, but no ETR has been provided at this stage. All other services are currently unaffected. Update: 5:10pm NZT – Chorus have advised that all services should be resolved. The reason …

More movement in the NZ ISP market

Some small plays in the last couple of weeks have continued, albeit at a trickle, the trend of consolidation in the NZ ISP sector. Knossos, a small ISP based out of Wellington, had been looking for a buyer for a while, and recently found one in The Liverton Group, a Wellington based company with a …

Direct release notes – 14/10/2015

Hi there, time for some news on our latest release for our user portal, “Direct”. We are continuing to focus on adding functionality and visibility for our end users, and this week we have come up with the following: Call forward settings We have adjusted the format of the Verse IP Telephony details section and …

Vocus and M2 win with merger, who loses?

Hot on the heels of the Callplus acquisition by M2, and the hotly contested (by TPG) purchase of Amcom by Vocus, it has now emerged that Vocus is set to merge with M2 in a script deal (assuming shareholders agree, which seems likely) With revenue of $1.12 billion, M2 is the larger entity when compared …

Are retail broadband prices set to drop further?

A few weeks back, CommsDay commented on the fact that MyRepublic’s 2011 entry into Singapore resulted in a massive drop in broadband prices there, particularly at the 1Gbps level, where incumbent ISP StarHub was forced to reduce its offering from S$395 per month to S$69.90 in the span of just half a year. Are there …