Posts Tagged: ISP

Getting the UFB consents process right

In New Zealand, Chorus want UFB services to be deemed a “designated service” under the Resource Management Act, meaning that they (and the other LFC’s) would have to consult with property owners, but would not need their sign off to lay fibre down a shared right of way, or into an apartment/unit. The ICT minister, …

An open letter to Chorus

Dear Chorus, You sure have people excited about Gigatown, and your fast new UFB access speeds (due to be available any moment now) look amazing. Good job, no really, good job. Your marketing and PR teams are clearly working their socks off, and as a result everyone is loving the Chorus brand. Just one thing …

Is Incremental Billing Coming?

In the Australian market we are seeing the emergence of incremental billing, largely led by Megaport, a data centre interconnection service, and Amazon Web Services, who’s Sydney presence is thriving. Megaport is led by Bevan Slattery, the founder of Pipe Networks, a man with a solid history of innovation and creating new industries. Megaport’s billing …

Transferring your existing UFB connection to DTS

If you are an early adapter and have been on a UFB connection for some time, you may be wondering what other options are out there for your business, and if you decide to go with another ISP (*cough* DTS *cough*), how would you change ISP’s while keeping your UFB connection in place? As long …

Gigatown: Chorus are not creating a Chattanooga fibre replica

Chorus has heavily referenced the success of Chattanooga’s fibre network in it’s offer to deploy the fastest fibre in the Southern Hemisphere but are they really replicating that case study in any detail? The best information I can find on pricing for services in Chattanooga seems to reference  $350 a month to residential and business …

Is UFB just a DSL replacement?

Management within a fibre company we deal with recently told me that they weren’t worried about competing with GPON class UFB services as they were the equivalent of business grade DSL services, and combating DSL creep was not a worthwhile strategy. These are the circuits I am talking about: Access Speed CIR Component 30Mbps/10Mbps 5Mbps/5Mbps …

Content and Resource Sharing

On a recent news piece on TV regarding Network for Learning, a teacher was interviewed and spoke about how high speed connectivity will open up opportunities for resource sharing. In this case she was pointing out that their school had a Mandarin language teacher, and with their ability to video conference with other schools via …

UFB installs and the dreaded consents process

I am getting a little tired of writing about UFB issues, but the reality is that it is a massive infrastructure project that is completely reshaping the New Zealand telecommunications market, and as such, it is having an impact on almost everything we do at DTS. Bear with me here as I explain the installation …

The bright side to not getting a Crown Fibre contract

We have recently hired space within a rack owned by one of the Local Fibre Companies (LFC) contracted to roll-out UFB for Crown Fibre Holdings (CF). There was a lengthy delay on the rack being made available to us because the LFC had to submit the proposed solution to the Telecommunications Forum and subsequently have …

Australian Coalition NBN Plan – Why No Focus On Upload Speeds?

With the unveiling of the Australian coalition’s counter NBN strategy announced last week, it was disheartening to see so little detail on such an important topic: upload speeds. Upload speeds are becoming ever more important as video conferencing, IP telephony and cloud based applications are embraced at an exponentially greater rate and working from home …