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    Confirmed: In 2013 Telecom Digital Ventures (now Spark Ventures) launches naked broadband with no data caps

    Full speed ADSL2+ $79
    VDSL $89
    UFB from $79

    Connection fee applies.
    Be sure to look out for the latest joining offers.

    More information at:
    http://bigpipe.co.nz/
    Last edited by tehyitz; 13th March 2016 at 7:17 pm.

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    #2
    Code:
    registrant_contact_name: Wellington Harbour Holdings Limited
    registrant_contact_address1: PO Box 949
    registrant_contact_city: Wellington
    registrant_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
    registrant_contact_phone: +64 4 473 8278
    registrant_contact_email: dns@ajpark.com
    http://www.business.govt.nz/companie...panies/1210872

    Nope, not Telecom.

    However given the directors are all partners in AJ Park I'd doubt they are a fly by night operation.

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    #3
    Or AJ Park just publicly represent whoever is behind it?

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    #4
    Chunky wrote:
    Or AJ Park just publicly represent whoever is behind it?
    They often register domains for clients. However given the directors of Wellington Harbour Holdings are actually partners in AJ Park would suggest that this company isn't some guy trying to make a quick buck. If they were representing a client the directors wouldn't be AJ Park partners.

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    #5
    anyone joined with big pipe definatly keen for vdsl

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    #6
    voy1dnz wrote:
    They often register domains for clients. However given the directors of Wellington Harbour Holdings are actually partners in AJ Park would suggest that this company isn't some guy trying to make a quick buck. If they were representing a client the directors wouldn't be AJ Park partners.
    yes they would, it's a very common way of hiding who the real directors/shareholders are.

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    #7
    As i understand it they are a group related to telecom - pretty sure they are part of the telecom new ventures group
    Chaos, Disorder, Mayhem .... My work here is done

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    #8
    Hmmm if it is it's well hidden. Hosted on AWS too it seems.

    Will be interesting to see what the IP pools are - that's something that'd be more expensive for them to buy a new allocation of these days.


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    #10
    Imagine if they had launched this 10 years ago... though I guess now that the fixed broadband market is saturated it can't hurt to try new things out.

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    #11
    There's nothing about those deals that really makes me want to register, as a person who rarely uses > 150GB a month

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    #12
    Should mention the plans have
    - no connection fee
    - no contract term
    - BYO modem

    In terms of VDSL this is a first.
    For ADSL2+, it competes with Compass' prepaid offering.

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    #13
    Chunky wrote:
    There's nothing about those deals that really makes me want to register, as a person who rarely uses > 150GB a month

    But if you're like -PH33R- then they are absolutely perfect

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    #14
    My sources say this is another Telecom thing

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    #15
    Hmmm, $85 on Snap for ADSL1 (my current option) or switch to this. Definitely keen. Last chance to get out your retention team, Snap!

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    #16
    BYO modem for VDSL? Aren't all the half-decent models a few hundred dollars?

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    #17
    ^ yep - and once you amortize it over 12/24 months big pipe doesn't look so cheap anymore...

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    #18
    You reckon Slingshot will be giving away VDSL modems on a 12 month? Doubt it.
    Telecom do 150GB VDSL for $100/month for 12 months including modem
    Snap... $499 early termination....
    ... why do you need anything more expensive than the cheapest VDSL modem anyway i.e. those sub$200?

    Agree you would need to use >150 GB for VDSL and probably ADSL2+ as well for it to be worthwhile.

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    #19
    Bt wrote:
    My sources say this is another Telecom thing
    It is paid for by Telecom, but its as seperate as Skinny is. It's its own ISP, with its own core network, systems, staff, etc...

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    #20
    tehyitz wrote:
    You reckon Slingshot will be giving away VDSL modems on a 12 month? Doubt it.
    They're supposedly charging $35 ($20 + $15 postage) for them on a 12 month contract.

    tehyitz wrote:
    ... why do you need anything more expensive than the cheapest VDSL modem anyway i.e. those sub$200?

    Agree you would need to use >150 GB for VDSL and probably ADSL2+ as well for it to be worthwhile.
    From what I've read around here and on Geekzone it sounded like the cheaper modems aren't very good.

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    #21
    The ZyXEL Prestige is just fine

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    #22
    Looks promising but I did want to make the move to fibre sooner rather than later.

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    sorceror wrote:
    ^ yep - and once you amortize it over 12/24 months big pipe doesn't look so cheap anymore...
    Might work for those already with modems and out of contract from other providers

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    #24
    In their geekzone threads I asked roughly what there traffic management plan/policy is.

    It appears they don't have a plan, so to me it looks like the same old naive Go Large / Big Time approach....

    /yawn

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    #25
    Difference between golarge/bigtime and this might be dependent on the bandwidth pool. Those plans had a fairly low contention ratio in their bandwidth pools, so everyone got horrible throughput. It might be different this time.