Posts Tagged: wellington internet

When to price match

As Bill Bennett recently stated in an article on the NZ Telco Levy, the telco game is not one with high margins. Prices have dropped massively in the last few years, and they seem to be falling further despite regulated costs. So, in a market full of increasingly desperate players seeking to gain market share …

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 …

Telcos and ISPs adding value through diversification

With the launch of Spark’s app store last week, the drive for Internet Service Providers/Telcos to find new sources of revenue was once again on display. The idea of an app store is not new – I know Amazon Web Services and Namecheap are already offering the same type of service, but it is a …

DTS network design update

This post is intended to give our clients and channel partners an update on our network coverage, sorry if it isn’t the most compelling post we have put out. In recent times we have significantly increased our access to tier one providers across New Zealand. Our basic goal is to never find ourselves unable to …

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 …

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 …

Changes to how DTS charges for data in New Zealand

DTS is pleased to announce we are lowering our data charges. In the New Zealand ISP market there are three basic types of traffic: International. This is data that leaves the country. National. This is traffic that goes to a Telecom or Vodafone (formerly TelstraClear) connected network. On-net. In the case of DTS, this is …

What does the new deal for Chorus mean for MDU installations?

The deal struck today between Chorus and Crown Fibre gives Chorus the ability to select where to prioritise UFB rollout efforts based on what is going to achieve the best financial outcome for them. They can now give priority to areas where they can use existing fibre to speed up the install process and keep …

Has Facebook got too creepy?

I have been prompted a number of times lately to update my Facebook app on my Android phone, but to date I have kept declining the upgrade because the list of permissions it will allow just seems over the top. As you can see below, some of the permissions required seem fairly intrusive, especially the …

What would a loss of Net neutrality mean for business?

In America last week, a previous Federal Communications Commission ruling that the Internet was by definition neutral, was overruled by an appeals court. My guess is that this decision will soon be reviewed by the US Supreme Court, but that decision could go either way. To better set this post up, here is a definition …