Our friends at Chorus have put together a tour of their Auckland lab for the NZNOG
community. Details are below. Any questions, please drop either myself or Brent Marquis a
If you haven’t been to the Chorus lab, it’s certainly an interesting place to check out,
and will be a good chance to ask questions and see how some cool technologies work.
Note that you do not need to be a Chorus customer to attend - but per below you do need to
be a network operator of some description so we can keep it technical and conversation
The NZNOG Chorus Lab Tour
Off the back of a couple of talks at the NZNOG 2020 conference, Chorus would like to keep
the NZNOG community engagement running.
We would like to offer a tour of the Chorus fibre lab, hosted by Brent and Kurt. This
will certainly have a Chorus Network Technology and innovation focus, not sales and
We will provide a guided tour of the lab - showcasing new innovations like Hyperfibre and
WiFi ONTs alongside a view of the physical network deployment and a demo of air blown
It will be an open session where you can ask the hosts questions as we go.
To top it off, will put on some nibbles and drinks after the tour.
There are a couple of important points…
This session is anticipated to be attended by the trusted NZ network operator community,
and we encourage attendees to be open and forthcoming with their questions and discussion
As such, this is not open to the public outside the trusted NZ network operator community.
The NZNOG community traditionally comprises RSPs, LFCs, NZ telcos, and those operate a
sizeable IT network or other critical infrastructure. We collect some information at
registration to assist with this. That information will not be retained or used for any
purpose other than verifying attendee eligibility.
If the event gets too big, we reserve the right to cancel registrations.
Be aware this is on a weekday!
The Fibre lab is located in Auckland (on Kyber Pass Road) – you’ll need to make your own
way there. We do have some parking available, although, note the ‘drinks’ bit below.
The finer details:
Wednesday 11th March, 3pm.
Nibbles and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages supplied) at conclusion of the
Registrations are open: