PDA

View Full Version : Fibre



Sweep
25-06-2010, 12:41 PM
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/3851798/Undersea-cable-may-link-to-Wellington

I note that Southern Cross say that this venture will not be profitable.

Well they would say that wouldn't they?

Trev
25-06-2010, 01:05 PM
Its abit like here in Napier. They are going to extend the airports runway to cater for jets from the likes of Pacific Blue and Jetstar but ANZ say it won't be profitable. They would because at the moment they have no competition using Dash 8 and ATR 72 aircraft.
:)

Chilling_Silence
25-06-2010, 01:55 PM
Freakin awesome. If I had some dosh, I'd certainly be investing in it, but sadly I'm missing about six 0's from the end of my bank balance before I'm in a position to invest :p

I fail to see why they would have no users either, simply provide it at a cheaper rate than the SCC and watch the users roll in!

Excellent that they're thinking of stopping off in other countries as well, linking them all the more. Great to hear!

somebody
26-06-2010, 09:34 AM
If they can pull it off, then that'd be great. Personally, I don't think they'll be able to secure enough funding to make it happen as the business case for competing against SCC would be quite tough.

mikebartnz
26-06-2010, 12:38 PM
Bring on the competition.

Battleneter2
26-06-2010, 12:39 PM
Yea very nice to hear this is not fading away.

SC saying it wont be profitable. Kinda amusing

I don't believe we will see much movement early on in data charges, but looking medium to long term this is great for consumers and NZ in general.

Chilling_Silence
26-06-2010, 12:46 PM
Too right

Sweep
26-06-2010, 01:13 PM
One wonders how many shares Telecom will buy. They do own 50% of Southern Cross.

prefect
26-06-2010, 01:15 PM
What do they do hire a ship with a big reel of fibre optic cable and lay in the seabed from usa to Nouvelle Zealande? Is it one run, does it have boosters, does it come ashore in the islands?

Sweep
26-06-2010, 01:19 PM
Nope. They dig holes in the seabed which the Maori own and put totem poles up and attach the cable.

We can't have the fibre getting wet.

wainuitech
26-06-2010, 04:50 PM
Investment would be nice - Lets see 1 Mil --- checking wallet -- Damn only $105.00 - bugger :lol: Oh well maybe next week.

mikebartnz
26-06-2010, 05:18 PM
Now that would be an interesting investment when winning powerball.

wratterus
26-08-2010, 10:57 AM
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/4063538/Pacific-Fibre-definitely-happening

Wooo!

Chilling_Silence
26-08-2010, 11:30 AM
Freakin awesome!!!!

The Error Guy
26-08-2010, 11:54 AM
BIG FREAKING SMILE.... yay

ubergeek85
26-08-2010, 03:23 PM
FK YEAH!

Also; $5/month per customer (even if in bulk) is pretty damn good for unlimited data!

Makes me think I should invest in it. Does anyone know where the NZ end will come ashore?

The Error Guy
26-08-2010, 04:42 PM
FK YEAH!

Also; $5/month per customer (even if in bulk) is pretty damn good for unlimited data!

Makes me think I should invest in it. Does anyone know where the NZ end will come ashore?

To clarify uber, it would cost me $5 a month for infinite data?? if thats true ill buy 2!! or 3!! become my own ISP or something

ubergeek85
26-08-2010, 04:48 PM
To clarify uber, it would cost me $5 a month for infinite data??

Sort of. Look at it like you were an ISP. You've still got servers to run, lines to maintain, backhaul, et cetera. Also that $5 is wholesale. You'd probably have to have at least 5,000 customers on that plan to get anywhere near that price point.

It's a somewhat small cost in a large budget.

wratterus
26-08-2010, 04:49 PM
If I won lotto, I'd invest. :p

ubergeek85
26-08-2010, 04:51 PM
I wonder if investors get free connections?

One share please!

The Error Guy
26-08-2010, 06:29 PM
still 5000 isn't that much. anyone want to become part of the best ISP network in NZ?

Chilling_Silence
26-08-2010, 06:38 PM
You're getting all confused.
$5 would be the cost for the international bandwidth that they would wholesale the data, and there's no mention of the speed that would be.

Then you've got to factor in that there's more to your monthly internet charges than just data, in fact most of it goes towards things like:
- The 5 upgrades that have gone on in all Exchanges in the last 10 years
- Cabinetization
- Maintenance of the network backhaul
- Running of a helpdesk and other ISP infrastructure

Nomad
26-08-2010, 06:51 PM
we have fx networking installing fiber cables now for the next month or so .. so .. yeah right. tui ad.