Fibre news stories
BW Digital completes acquisition of Hawaiki Submarine Cable
BW Digital has completed its full acquisition of Hawaiki Submarine Cable, with all applicable regulatory filings and approvals now received.
New high-performance cable in the works for Asia
A new high-performance submarine cable is being built to enhance connectivity between Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia.
Chorus enhances West Coast infrastructure for upgraded telecoms
Chorus has announced the completion of a 250km infrastructure project set to provide the West Coast with upgraded and enhanced telecommunications.
Chorus appoints Programmed as new caretaker for NZ sites
Chorus has appointed a new operations and maintenance caretaker for its 2,600 sites across NZ.
Zayo makes waves with world's longest 800G optical wave
Zayo Group has made history with the world's longest 800G optical wave, beating the former world record by 74.5km.
Kiwis are switched on when it comes to telecommunications
The Commerce Commission says New Zealanders know what they want when it comes to telecommunications. They like new technology and the ability to use it flexibly.
Copper cabinet phase out to start for Chorus mid-March
Copper cabinets are soon to be a thing of the past for many Kiwis, with Chorus announcing it will switch off its first copper cabinets in mid-March.
NeoPhotonics tech demonstration proves enhanced data center capabilities
NeoPhotonics has announced new technology components set to enhance data center and telecom networks by providing better operational support.
Vodafone New Zealand completes Australasian telco first
Vodafone has expanded its partnership with FiberSense to Wellington, and is the first company in NZ to utilise existing underground fibre cables.
DSL still experiencing rapid rates of decline in OECD countries
High-speed fibre internet continues to be the most significant player in OECD countries, with growth rates still powering ahead of DSL.
UCG secures Chorus contracts for fibre & network infrastructure across North Island
“UCG has proven itself to be a strong and proactive performer that understands the importance of customer, staff and delivery partner relationships," says Chorus' Andrew Carroll.
Chorus fibre upgrade complete with faster broadband
"We’ve been ten years building our share of the fibre network and we’re nearly done."
Fibre the most environmentally friendly broadband option according to new research
New research has determined that fibre is the best broadband option for consumers concerned about carbon emissions.
High-speed fibre overtakes DSL internet for first time in OECD countries
The need to move work and home life activities online during COVID-19 led to a record 21.15 million new fixed broadband connections in the year to end-December 2020.
NEC uses AI to detect and locate optical fibre issues by analysing vibrations
NEC releases a solution using AI to detect and locate issues in optical fibre by analysing vibrations.
Orcon launches 8Gbps broadband plan
"8Gbps is 80 times faster than our standard 100Mbps plan. This is new territory for New Zealand broadband users."
Commerce Commission lays out max revenues for Chorus
The estimated price-quality path for Chorus announced for consultation would cap Chorus revenues for three years from 1 January 2022 at $689 million in 2022, rising to $786 million in 2024.
Commerce Commission maintains regulation of telco services to protect consumers
The Commerce Commission has confirmed it will keep regulation in place for three wholesale telecommunications services to continue to promote competition and protect consumers.
ComCom to revise process for implementing new regulatory regime for Chorus
Since receiving Chorus proposal, the Commission has identified the need to update the indicative process it set out in September 2020.
Faster fibre plans, says Commerce Commission
The performance of Fibre Max plans has substantially improved, according to the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand report.
Vodafone NZ fast-tracks regional investment programme
"Each year we invest hundreds of millions of dollars into our digital infrastructure, but we are really ramping it up this year and beyond."
First West Coast fibre enabled RCG site goes live
The first West Coast fibre enabled cell site, called Fox West, has gone live.
Chorus looking to spend $1.6 billion - ComCom seeks feedback
The Commerce Commission is consulting on a proposal from Chorus to spend $1.6 billion over the first three years of the new fibre regulatory regime.
Commerce Commission to promote competition in telco markets
The Commerce Commission has launched an online survey in a bid to help telecommunications stakeholders have their say on the next phase of regulation for fibre service providers.