Orcon to peer with Telecom, TelstraClear stays out

Link: Orcon to peer with Telecom, TelstraClear stays out

Another ISP is choosing to peer with Telecom:

“Orcon has followed FX Networks in deciding to exchange traffic with Telecom through some of the 29 peering points set up on the latter’s network nationwide.”

And surprise, surprise – TelstraClear’s response:

“In contrast to FX and Orcon, TelstraClear appears intent on sticking to its own independent path.

Ray O’Brien, the company’s head of alternative networks and wholesale, says in an emailed statement that TelstraClear’s current internet service works well for its domestic customers.”

TelstraClear’s internet service is obviously not working well as can be seen from all the complaints of poor international internet speed (e.g. YouTube,) and even local services like TVNZ OnDemand are terrible.