Stories by Brendan
UFB unbundling now less likely post 2020
The current regulated price points ensure that ISP’s of all sizes are paying the same rate for the fibre that end users have available.
The less tangible cost of Vocus New Zealand
New Zealand buyer of Vocus Group will face significant challenges integrating disconnected assets worth $400m.
Has Chorus broken the law?
Chorus outpaces Nielsen's Law, offering 1Gbps speeds years ahead of expectations.
How smaller Kiwi telcos are gaining market share
But why are we seeing an increase in market share by the smaller telcos at a time where fewer and fewer exist?.
Who is going to buy Vocus NZ?
The Vocus Group is reportedly looking for $500 million for its NZ assets as it tries to decrease debt and steady the ship.
What will a telco be worth in 2018?
Big telcos buy small ones, and in recent years this has happened at a rapid rate in New Zealand, which means there are now fewer left to buy.
Spark buys Digital Island – a good move?
I wasn’t inclined to believe that Spark would leave Digital Island to act as an independent brand as part of its wholesale and ventures division.
When are HSNS tail extensions going to be a thing?
Chorus' HSNS tail extension pricing baffles, hindering easy access to a service with promised high returns for RSPs.
Is the end of open source VoIP in sight? Five reasons why it's on the way out
Beware of partner programs that allow more established suppliers of the same solution to undercut new providers.
The Commerce Commission and the New Zealand backhaul review
NZ's watchdog probes Chorus's sway in the telecom backhaul market amid concerns of market fairness and competition.
Unbundling UFB – NZ wholesale/retail changes post 2020
If unbundling can be done well, big players could gain a distinct advantage against the smaller players in the market.
UFB business services – how much are ISPs really making?
How much money is being generated by ISPs in NZ from selling UFB business services, uptake of UFB business services and a few other bits and pieces?.
Rumour mill – New Zealand-based ISP about to fail
The IT industry loves a good gossip, and in recent weeks I have heard multiple times that a fairly sizeable ISP in NZ is close to failing.
Chorus pushing away business with security review
I had heard some rumblings about Chorus reviewing its financial security arrangements, asking for double the usual amount - today they did just that.
Australia: Good to be an ISP/bad to be an end user
Many people think Australia provides better Internet options for businesses, but this assumption is completely wrong.
When should you price match?
Amid telecom cost wars, NZ ISPs ponder sustainable pricing, seeking a balance between matching rivals and keeping margins healthy.
South Pacific undersea cable market heating up
Big news this week as we learned of a third undersea cable, the Moana, which will be built by Alcatel-Lucent and will connect NZ to Hawaii.
How MyRepublic proved Gbps speeds aren’t required
MyRepublic's new Gbps service for SMEs at $499/month suggests high speeds may exceed actual business needs.
Vocus and M2 win with merger, who loses?
What next for Vocus? Is 2degrees of interest? A mobile network would certainly cover off all of the key market segments nicely (albeit only in NZ).
Are retail broadband prices set to drop further?
Despite hopes, NZ and AU broadband prices unlikely to fall, as market hits cost floor and ISPs face narrow margins.
Game of Thrones - we have questions (spoiler alert)
As Season 5 of GOT concludes, perplexing plot lines leave fans yearning for answers. What's next for Jon Snow and the rest? #GameOfThronesQueries.
Why did Vodafone acquire Worldxchange?
Vocus, WxC’s current provider of IP transit (according to the ISP map) will lose out as WxC will have their transit agreements migrated to Vodafone.
Telcos and ISPs adding value through diversification
With the launch of Spark’s app store last week, the drive for ISPs/telcos to find new sources of revenue was once again on display.
Does Chorus have a weak UFB channel strategy?
Chorus's UFB completion celebrations overshadow missing strategy for partner engagement and end-user uptake in regions like Taupo.