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VDSL: enduring charm of fast copper broadband

TrueNet reports users with VDSL connections on Chorus’ copper network now get better speeds than the lowest priced fibre connections. The net performance company says average VDSL speeds hit 40mbps in December 2016. This is up from the 35mbps it clocked in October. These are impressive numbers considering TrueNet took its measurements at 9pm, peak […]

New Zealand VDSL missing in action

At Businessdesk Pattrick Smellie reports Chorus chair challenges telcos on slow VDSL uptake. He writes: “Some 400,000 internet users in New Zealand are on a slower form of internet connection than is available, with almost no cost involved in changing to the faster version[1], says Patrick Strange, the chairman of telecommunications infrastructure provider, Chorus. Strange […]

Long-reach VDSL2 has potential for rural NZ broadband

Communications Day reports BT is testing a long-reach version of VDSL2 in rural areas. The story first appeared at ISP Review. Long-reach VDSL2 could be ideal for those parts of New Zealand falling between the urban UFB fibre-based network and the fixed wireless broadband delivered by Rural Broadband Initiative towers. At the moment the government […]