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Chorus deploys new submarine fibre optic cable to Waiheke Island
Once complete the new cable will cross from Maraetai Beach to Woodside Bay on the island.
ComCom report 'proof' of the need of fibre - Chorus
"Broadband in New Zealand was really put to the test by our pandemic response, so it is encouraging that speeds have held up so well."
NZ's copper and fibre networks held up despite increased demand during lockdown
New Zealand's copper and fibre broadband connections held up well during the Covid-19 lockdown, despite increased levels of demand on the networks.
ComCom seeks feedback on Chorus withdrawal from copper and broadband services
“By 2022, most New Zealanders are expected to have access to fibre at home. That means large parts of the traditional copper phone and broadband network may no longer be needed."
Vocus buys out 'strong' Stuff Fibre business
The deal, which is set to close on 20 May, reflects Vocus’ confidence in Stuff Fibre’s capabilities, particularly in ‘uncertain times’.
Chorus network data for April shows fibre essential to life in lockdown
“Recent events, and being under lockdown, have been truly unprecedented times and it’s not surprising to see that reflected in the way Kiwis have been using their broadband."
Chorus to resume non-essential fibre installs at alert level 3
Chorus will resume installations of fibre when New Zealand moves out of lockdown and into alert level 3 next week, the company has announced.
Fixed broadband prices most expensive in New Zealand, as fibre overtakes copper
"The OECD average price has dropped since last year, New Zealand is now more expensive than the international average.”
R&M announces sales are up, but profit is down for 2019
R&M has announced it has experienced increased sales in 2019, reaching CHF276.7 million, with sites now in the US East Coast and China.
ComCom releases draft guidance for unbundled fibre
Consultation is open on the draft guidance until 28 April 2020, with cross-submissions due by 12 May 2020.
High-speed fibre now makes up half of fixed Internet in nine OECD countries
Overall, fibre broadband connections have increased 3% from 24% to 27% in the space of one year, indicating that it is still a slow process for many countries.
Vocus unlocks strategic infrastructure opportunities in Northern Territory with govt partnership
“The Terabit Territory is a game-changer for Vocus and the Territory, establishing Darwin as a major new gateway for capacity from Asia to other mainland capital cities."
Chorus to roll out broadband offering with 10Gbps speeds
Chorus says New Zealanders to be given 59 hours back a year with the connection speed increase.
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.”
Why VoIP solutions are the future of phone systems
Chorus is considering potentially decommissioning copper lines in places where fibre is available, meaning homes and businesses in these areas would have to move to fibre.
Kiwis leaders in global race for fibre adoption
Second only to Japan, New Zealanders’ fibre adoption rate is more than double the global average by population, according to IDC.
Chorus CEO to resign after successful company transformation
Chorus has announced today that CEO and managing director Kate McKenzie will pack her bags and head to Australia at end of 2019, after three years in a CEO role.
The story of Australia’s fibre optic advocates
We quickly explain the history of Australia's largest privately-owned fibre network operator.
Three product innovations announced by ADTRAN
After a tough 2018, the telco network equipment vendor is innovating its way into 2019.
Cisco and Superloop add two new subsea cables for Aus
The INDIGO West cable goes from Singapore to Australia and the INDIGO Central cable from Perth to Sydney.
CA telco rolls out FTTH network for South Santa Clara County
California-based telecommunications company South Valley Internet (SVI) is on a mission to build its first Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network across South Santa Clara County.
Single visit fibre install now available through Chorus
Chorus has been working hard to get single-visit fibre installation over the line as the Rugby World Cup gets closer.
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.
Enable celebrates 100,000th connection as Rugby World Cup nears
Enable, Christchurch's fibre broadband provider, has now connected its 100,000th customer to its network, doubling the number of households and businesses connected to ultra-fast fibre broadband in less than two years.