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Chorus promises to keep Kiwi networks ahead of the curve
Tue, 1st Aug 2017
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Chorus was the first New Zealand organisation to formalise a commitment to make sure the capacity of our network exceeds demand, now, and well into the future.

They established that the traffic on their network must not exceed more than 95% of its capacity at any given time.

They continue to promise that even as New Zealand's data usage continues to grow, our network will always have at least five percent more than it needs, so they can continue to deliver the same reliable connection no matter what time of the day users are online.

This is reflected in TrueNet's performance results which show Chorus fixed line broadband services deliver consistent performance at all times of the day.

In June 2017, homes and small businesses on the Chorus network consumed an average of 155 GB each.

This is a slight increase to the 102 GB in June of last year.

To make sure they fulfil their commitments to keep the network congestion-free Chorus have a team of capacity planners, based in Wellington.

The team monitors demand for network in real time, using information such as real estate, immigration and Statistics New Zealand projections to forecast what demand will be up to five years into the future.

They promise that they review projections annually to make sure they're staying in line with growth.

In a statement on their website Chorus says, “We use those figures to manage the investment we make in our network every year.

“In anticipation of more data growth we've completely upgraded the backbone network that links our Auckland data exchanges together with high capacity 100 Gbps linking technology, that's 10 times the size of the previous 10 Gbps links.

“We're now in the process of rolling that out across the country to other high demand areas.

As an example of the capacity these networks offer, each 100 Gbps link can carry 20,000 high definition Netflix shows at the same time.

Their statement continues, “Our congestion-free network commitments and investment mean that better broadband is here to stay.

“So New Zealand, go forth and get that Ferrari connection, watch online TV and Skype your mum, safe in the knowledge that our network will give you all the room you need to reliably work and play at full speed online.”

NZ's network demand is rapidly growing and Chorus is at the forefront of delivering on that demand.