Hi,

So Don's post made me think about how many networks do we have active today at 30 years old. What have I missed or which ones shouldn't be on here?

So I skimmed the Chorus service providers list and the Wispa list but I didn't bother with the ISPANZ list or the NZNOG list (sorry mods) and came up with this (the count is the number of times they appeared in the Chorus Regions or WISPA list):

  15 Wireless Nation

  15 PrimoWireless

  14 Worldnet

  14 Warner Telecommunications Ltd

  14 Wanna

  14 Voyager

  14 Vorco

  14 Vodafone

  14 Vocus

  14 Telnet

  14 Spark Digital

  14 Solarix Networks Limited

  14 Slingshot

  14 SecureCom

  14 PlanB

  14 Orcon

  14 New Zealand Technology Group

  14 Network Edge

  14 NOW

  14 Kordia

  14 Kiwilink

  14 Inspire Net

  14 HD Net

  14 Business Technology Group

  14 ACS Data

  14 2degrees

  13 Devoli

  13 DTS

  12 Xtreme Networks

  12 2Talk

  11 MyRepublic

  10 Digital Island

   9 nzwireless

   9 Trustpower

   6 Lightwire

   5 Lightwire Business

   5 Compass

   4 Smartlinx 3

   3 Vector

   3 Trust Power

   3 Hi-Tech Solutions

   3 Fusion Networks

   3 Fastcom

   3 CityLink

   2 Velocitynet

   2 Unifone

   2 NorthCloud

   2 Network Tasman

   2 Gisborne.net.nz

   2 Bryte Internet Solutions

   1 yrless

   1 Zelan

   1 Wireless Dynamics

   1 Wifi Connect

   1 Wicked Networks

   1 Wanna Internet

   1 WIZwireless

   1 Vibe Communications

   1 VelocityNet

   1 Unicom New Zealand Ltd

   1 Ultimate Broadband

   1 The Pacific.net

   1 Taylor Communications

   1 OnNetworks

   1 NetSpeed

   1 Megatel

   1 MATnet

   1 Kiwi Wifi

   1 Inspire

   1 Fusion

   1 Ezykonect

   1 Evolution Networks

   1 CountryNet

   1 Connecta

   1 AoNet Broadband

   1 Amuri


Here's the same list but using the Chorus Residential (instead of business) list:



  15 Vorco

  15 Vodafone

  15 Slingshot

  15 PrimoWireless

  15 Devoli

  14 Worldnet

  14 Warner Telecommunications Ltd

  14 Wanna

  14 Telnet

  14 Stuff Fibre

  14 Spark

  14 Orcon

  14 New Zealand Technology Group

  14 NOW

  14 MyRepublic

  14 Kiwilink

  14 Inspire Net

  14 ICONZ

  14 Econofibre

  14 Compass

  14 Big Pipe

  14 2degrees

  14 2Talk

  13 Skinny Broadband

  12 Trustpower

  10 Voyager

   9 Vocus

   8 nzwireless

   6 Unlimited Internet

   6 Nova Energy

   4 Smartlinx 3

   4 Farmside

   3 Wireless Nation

   2 Velocitynet

   2 Unifone

   2 Speedster Ltd

   2 NorthCloud

   2 Megatel

   2 Gisborne.net.nz

   1 yrless

   1 Zelan

   1 Wireless Dynamics

   1 Wifi Connect

   1 Wicked Networks

   1 Wanna Internet

   1 WIZwireless

   1 VelocityNet

   1 Unicom New Zealand Ltd

   1 Ultimate Broadband

   1 The Pacific.net

   1 Taylor Communications

   1 OnNetworks

   1 NetSpeed

   1 MATnet

   1 Lightwire

   1 Kiwi Wifi

   1 Inspire

   1 Gisborne

   1 Ezykonect

   1 Evolution Networks

   1 CountryNet

   1 Connecta

   1 Bryte

   1 AoNet Broadband

   1 Amuri


And this is the two combined (with some edits to remove obvious overlaps). For those of you with big numbers, you win a biscuit. But as an aside 80 different brands operating in either wireless or fibre. Wow!


  30 Wanna

  30 PrimoWireless

  30 Inspire

  29 Vorco

  29 Vodafone

  29 Slingshot

  29 Devoli

  28 Worldnet

  28 Warner Telecommunications Ltd

  28 Telnet

  28 Spark

  28 Orcon

  28 New Zealand Technology Group

  28 NOW

  28 Kiwilink

  28 2degrees

  26 2Talk

  25 MyRepublic

  24 Voyager

  24 Trustpower

  23 Vocus

  19 Compass

  18 Wireless Nation

  17 nzwireless

  14 Stuff Fibre

  14 Solarix Networks Limited

  14 SecureCom

  14 PlanB

  14 Network Edge

  14 Kordia

  14 ICONZ

  14 HD Net

  14 Econofibre

  14 Business Technology Group

  14 Big Pipe

  14 ACS Data

  13 Skinny Broadband

  13 DTS

  12 Xtreme Networks

  12 Lightwire

  10 Digital Island

   8 Smartlinx 3

   6 Unlimited Internet

   6 Nova Energy

   4 Velocitynet

   4 Unifone

   4 NorthCloud

   4 Gisborne.net.nz

   4 Fusion

   4 Farmside

   3 Vector

   3 Megatel

   3 Hi-Tech Solutions

   3 Fastcom

   3 CityLink

   3 Bryte

   2 yrless

   2 Zelan

   2 Wireless Dynamics

   2 Wifi Connect

   2 Wicked Networks

   2 WIZwireless

   2 VelocityNet

   2 Unicom New Zealand Ltd

   2 Ultimate Broadband

   2 The Pacific.net

   2 Taylor Communications

   2 Speedster Ltd

   2 OnNetworks

   2 Network Tasman

   2 NetSpeed

   2 MATnet

   2 Kiwi Wifi

   2 Ezykonect

   2 Evolution Networks

   2 CountryNet

   2 Connecta

   2 AoNet Broadband

   2 Amuri


Discuss!


cheers


jamie