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lance4k
16-10-2006, 11:51 AM
Have u seen the article here:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3828979a28,00.html

telstra might lay a new cable from sydney to hawaii

PaulD
16-10-2006, 11:56 AM
From the article
"Some analysts say Telstra may simply be trying to strengthen its hand negotiating lower pricing for extra capacity on the Southern Cross Cable."

Aussie Car Salesmen kicking tyres.

stu161204
16-10-2006, 12:29 PM
Nice find lance4k :)

godfather
16-10-2006, 12:42 PM
If the proposal did go ahead, then I expect data costs to skyrocket.

The cost recovery on a new cable would lead to unaffordable data costs, while the old cable would have less people using it, meaning higher costs per user to maintain the income on the investment already made.

Even assuming the owners reduced the return a bit, the outcome could be nasty cost-wise for the end user here.

There are too few users in NZ, we are too far away from the source of the data.

Pete O'Neil
16-10-2006, 01:03 PM
There are too few users in NZ, we are too far away from the source of the data.
But if you include the population of Australia then it might be affordable.