Auckland-based ISP Voyager has announced a split in its operations - to two distinct corporate and residential divisions - and more aggressive new pricing for home users.
Changes were hinted at late last year by former Voyager general manager Brent Smith, and Smith's successor, Bob Davis, said yesterday that Voyager had "transformed" its operations in the last quarter of 1999.
The company's network operations also appeared to have been boosted last year by work done by UUNet, which is owned by the same parent company, MCI WorldCom.
Voyager has moved to roughly align its retail pricing with that of major consumer ISPs and while is still does not have a flat-rate offering, its new Kiwi Gold plan, which offers 300 hours for $30 a month, looks highly competitive - especially in light of Ihug's recently expressed view that more than 300 hours a month use of its $39.95 flat-rate Diamond account constitutes abuse of a dial-up account.
Davis says the pricing positions Voyager to be a top provider in the residential Internet market on price point as well as performance.
New pricing is detailed at: