Posts By: DTS

M2 buys CallPlus – smart move

Big news today as we learned that CallPlus, New Zealand’s third largest ISP (or group of ISP’s) has been purchased by M2 Group for $250 million. M2 has actually been operating in NZ for a few years, but few people likely know that. They have few staff, little infrastructure, no UFB interconnects and target SME’s …

Working from home – for and against

The industry I work within has created an environment where working from home is now an option for many people, but what are the positives/negatives of taking up that option? DTS has been around for 13 years, and for the first 12 of those we never really allowed staff to work from home. On the …

2degrees isn’t a challenger brand in wholesale market

In reading the press today around the acquisition of Snap by 2degrees, I saw the term “challenger brand” thrown around a lot, and I found myself wishing that 2degrees had sought to be a challenger in the wholesale business market. It is no secret that they have struggled in the business space and that was …

How to make money as an ISP

Whether it is in Australia or New Zealand, recent changes to the telecommunications landscape have reduced margins on almost every product/service that the average ISP/Telco sells. Voice is all about call volumes, data is cheap, and the market is savvy. This fairly quick drop in margin, which has essentially taken place over a 24 month …

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 …