Broadband news stories
Singapore found to have the speediest internet rates in the world
New research from BanklessTimes has shown that Singapore has the highest recorded median internet speed in the world at 207.61 MBPS.
Mercury launches broadband and fibre packages for NZ customers
Mercury has officially launched Mercury Broadband, giving its electricity and gas customers the ability to add fibre to their existing Mercury account.
Most NZ broadband can deliver four HD Netflix streams at the same time
Measuring Broadband New Zealand's latest report shows 99% of Fibre 300, Fibre Max, and HFC Max plans can handle four simultaneous high-definition Netflix streams.
Slingshot partners with Open for single-bill insurance
Slingshot has announced a new partnership with Open that will see house, contents, and landlords’ insurance as well as energy, mobile and broadband delivered on a single bill.
2degrees and Vocus merger officially complete, set to bring new offerings to NZ telco market
2degrees has today officially announced it has joined forces with Vocus NZ upon the completion of their merger, with promises of new offerings for customers across both business and personal markets.
Voyager Internet announces new pricing changes to broadband offerings
Voyager Internet is making changes to its residential broadband, voice offerings and pricing in the wake of rising third-party costs and inflation.
Telstra enters into new RSP agreement with Opticomm
Telstra has entered into an RSP agreement with Opticomm (A Uniti Group Limited subsidiary) to provide network fibre services to customers.
ComCom appeals $2.25 million fine in Vodafone FibreX case
The Commerce Commission has filed an appeal in the High Court against a $2.25 million fine imposed on Vodafone NZ for its offending under the Fair Trading Act.
ComCom welcomes new marketing codes for the telecom industry
The Commerce Commission is welcoming the creation of new marketing codes for the telecommunications industry.
Kacific launches emergency connectivity offering, CommsBox
Kacific has announced the release of a new emergency connectivity offering designed to rapidly provide broadband service in emergency or disaster zones.
Kacific’s Christian Patouraux named CEO of the Year
Telecom Review has named Kacific’s Christian Patouraux as CEO of the Year for Wholesale & Capacity, also acknowledging the company’s overall achievements.
Voyager begins countrywide 100 gigabit network upgrade
Voyager Internet says with recent fibre speed upgrades and ever-increasing data usage the 100G upgrade is needed to provide fast, reliable broadband.
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.
Kacific recognised at Asian Telecommunications Awards 2022
Kacific has received two significant awards at the Asian Telecommunications Awards 2022 for its commitment to underserved communities.
Transforming business operations with broadband push-to-talk service
Are you pressed to meet higher growth targets, needing more business opportunities but hampered by shrinking operational budgets?
2degrees officially launches 5G Network rollout in New Zealand
After a series of tests and optimisation demonstrations over the last year, 2degrees has announced the official launch of its 5G Network in New Zealand.
DSA study finds economic benefit of using MHz band
A new study by the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has found that Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa’s economies could benefit if they decide to enable unlicensed access to the 5925-7125 MHz band.
ComCom seeks feedback on broadband performance programme
The Commerce Commission is inviting feedback on enhancements to its Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme.
Best New Zealand broadband providers of 2021 revealed
The best New Zealand broadband and energy providers of 2021 have been revealed at this week's NZ Compare Awards.
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.
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Kacific will use AWS to scale up broadband delivery for APAC
Kacific Broadband Satellites has announced that it is going all-in on AWS to scale up the delivery of broadband internet for the rural regions of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Chorus fibre upgrade complete with faster broadband
"We’ve been ten years building our share of the fibre network and we’re nearly done."
Broadband and voice solutions help New Zealand escape rooms thrive
There’s nothing puzzling about loving puzzles, especially if you’ve ever experienced the joy of escape rooms.
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.