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Vodafone launches massive broadband plans ahead of 5G launch
"We’re inviting thousands of current Vodafone customers the option now to trial much higher limits, so we can continue to understand how data usage is evolving and how their data needs can be met."
Vodafone bolsters Southland 4G capabilities with new sites
"Bringing connectivity to these areas not only delivers the essential communication needed, but also the safety of Kiwis living in these remote areas."
Spark brings 5G to five South Island towns and communities
Spark has committed to delivering New Zealand’s first 5G commercial service into the five heartland communities of Westport, Clyde, Twizel, Tekapo and Hokitika.
Spark puts heartland NZ at forefront of 5G rollout
Spark will deliver 5G wireless broadband into five more South Island locations before Christmas, followed by other heartland communities from March 2020.
Broadband Compare and TUANZ name best broadband in NZ
"This year’s winners highlight the growing range of options available to the consumer in the NZ broadband market.”
Finalists for the 2019 Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards revealed
"It is great to see such a diverse range of finalists recognised and highlights what a great position connectivity in New Zealand is in."
Spark begins NZ's 5G roll out in Otago
Spark has launched 5G wireless broadband in New Zealand to customers in Alexandra, Central Otago, with another five towns on the list to receive the improved services before Christmas this year.
Gravity and Kacific partner to bring broadband to rural NZ
Gravity to leverage one of the newest and most powerful satellites in the Pacific to offer competitive broadband packages to New Zealand homes and businesses outside the reach of fibre.
Broadband and mobile: Rural New Zealand gets more of the good stuff
Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees announce new rural broadband and mobile services in twenty locations
The story of Australia’s fibre optic advocates
We quickly explain the history of Australia's largest privately-owned fibre network operator.
Mobile data usage causes huge demand for mobile broadband
In 2018, broadband subscriptions rose by 8%, or 108 million subscriptions, resulting in mobile broadband penetration reaching just under 110%.
ComCom wants to know what you think of your phone and broadband service
Changes made by parliament direct the Commission report on telco providers.
Vodafone, Vocus welcome Com Com scrutiny on unbundled broadband
"Chorus is torpedoing broadband innovation with predatory pricing, and its proposed price drop of 15c a month is pathetic."
NZ's broadband is reliable enough to stream video, says ComCom study
New Zealand’s broadband services are holding their own when it comes to deliver video streaming services like Netflix and YouTube.
Broadband access equipment revenue dips to $2.9B
Dell’Oro Group says that CPE shipments nearly offset another weak quarter for cable infrastructure.
Record-breaking data usage over school holidays
Rather than pulling their hair out thinking of potential activities, it would appear Kiwi parents are turning to the internet to entertain their little ones.
Chorus’ message: just be more committed to paying
Vocus says prices could increase by between $12 and $200 per user, which would have to be absorbed by the provider or paid for by the consumer.
Users choosing more competitive fibre deals – report
The summer season was all about fibre with 74% of respondents choosing fibre broadband plans, an increase of 6% on last quarter’s report.
2degrees jumps on the bundle bandwagon with Amazon Prime
Following the trend set by Vodafone and Spark, 2degrees is trying to lure customers into a contract with the promise of access to streaming content.
2degrees lays down the gauntlet with price promise
The telco provider has promised that its residential broadband customers won’t face a pay rise this year.
NZ among the world’s countries with the fastest internet
The latest data from OECD's broadband portal has found that New Zealand is punching well above its weight in high-speed fibre.
Kiwis paying more than $100m too much for inferior internet
New research from Broadband Compare has come back with some interesting results for Kiwi households.
Vocus & Vodafone unbundle NZ's fibre network
“Unbundling fibre will provide retail service providers with a flexible future-proofed platform regardless of what tomorrow brings."
Chorus to trial 10Gbps fibre broadband service
“We're truly thrilled to be trialling our 10Gbps fibre service, a service we know will underpin New Zealand's digital future."