UFB Services through Chrous
We have signed the wholesale services agreement with Chorus and expect to have our first UFB services online by March. Over the next few weeks we will be finalising both P2P (layer 2 Ethernet) and Bitstream2 pricing and service levels which will then be available via our sales team.
What will be next?
Enable are currently finalising their WSA and expect to have that to us shortly, and presuming it does not alter too much from the draft versions we have seen, we expect to have that signed and returned to them in fairly short order.
We will also get a chance to check out the new testing facility deployed by Enable and Ultra-Fast on the 13th February when they have their official opening in Auckland.
Non-UFB Related Stuff:
We are currently wrapping up a project that has looked into upgrade options for our traffic management platform. We are looking to incorporate some great new features in the upgraded version that will allow for new services to be added to our Internet plans. I can’t go into too much detail just yet but suffice to say, we are looking at another NZ first. The upgrade will also allow for an easier understanding of where traffic is being generated and what trends exist for your data profile.
We have a number of staff off to a range of conferences in the coming weeks. Tim is off to NZNOG tomorrow, Daniel is attending the IPv6 for Government workshop on the 23rd February, and I am off to India for APNIC33/APRICOT2012 that same day. Details on the session I am speaking in can be found here: http://www.apricot2012.net/program/ipv6