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Telecom UFB goes live in Whangarei

Telecom has today launched Ultra Fibre plans in Whangarei, opening up access to ultra fast broadband (UFB) to homes and businesses in the city.

According to the telco giant, fibre will give Whangarei locals a "better quality internet experience than they receive on a standard copper line."

In short, this means a better gaming, Skyping, streaming, downloading and uploading experience for users with the launch following a successful trial of the fibre product on Northpower Fibre’s infrastructure.

Telecom Retail CEO Chris Quin says he was confident that Whangarei residents will be pleasantly surprised by the installation experience, which Telecom has fine-tuned over the past 12 months.

“We’re thrilled to offer our locals in Whangarei the incredible experiences fibre brings," he says.

“Ultra Fibre gives customers unprecedented internet speed and performance for their homes or businesses.

"It will mean people can upload video files in record time, use stutter-free video conferencing with colleagues around the country or use multiple devices across a busy home network without congestion; UFB will help New Zealanders unleash their potential.

“By adopting UFB, New Zealand business are also future-proofing themselves for technologies we can’t even imagine yet but that will come out over the next 5, 10, 20 years.

"After all, 15 years ago, how many of us had our email inbox in our phones? Or had heard of Spotify, Dropbox, Xero or Facebook?”

Residents of streets where fibre infrastructure has been installed by Northpower Fibre can sign up for Ultra Fibre online at or by calling 123.

The Telecom Business Hub in Whangarei is actively engaging with local businesses to discuss the benefits of next generation broadband technologies for home offices and small start-ups through to mid-sized corporates.

To speak to the Whangarei Business Hub, customers can call 0800 BUSINESS or visit them in store at 196 Bank Street, Regent, Whangarei.

Today’s announcement follows Telecom’s launch of Ultra Fibre with Chorus in March last year and with Enable across parts of Canterbury in February.

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