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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."
Connectivity in Tonga restored by SES following fibre outage
Connectivity in the Polynesian country was disrupted when the Tonga Cable System was cut in two places.
Fibre uptake continues to grow in Christchurch
Across Enable’s network, there are now 12 towns and suburbs where over 60% of homes and businesses are enjoying fibre broadband.
Why the optical transport equipment market is on the rise
The cumulative spend on optical transport equipment during the next five years is projected to grow by 16%.
Chorus fibre roll out picks up pace
Chorus has announced that 50% of fibre installations are now being completed within a day.
ComCom releases findings from fibre services study
The Commerce Commision has released the summary report for its study to inform the development of regulations for Chorus and other fibre companies.
Commerce Commission report shows fibre is hot on the heels of copper
The report shows that as of 30 September 2018 there were 668,850 households and businesses connected to fibre, an increase of 45% from 2017.
TeamTalk sets sights on CityLink fibre optic upgrade
TeamTalk has big plans to put its latest $8.7 million capital raise to work, starting with an upgrade of CityLink’s Wellington fibre optic network.
Data centres “must leverage high-density fibre management systems”
Michael Zammit says it's crucial to implement future-proof connectivity solutions now to reduce outages and avoid unnecessary costs down the road.
Kiwi businesses taking the lead in fibre adoption
A NZ company says Kiwi businesses are right at the top globally when it comes to fibre adoption, but for reasons beyond faster broadband.
Kiwis dump VDSL in favour of new broadband prospects
Around 34% are now on fibre and 16% on wireless broadband.
Why fibre unbundling is good news for Kiwi broadband users
"Unbundling has worked for New Zealand before, and we see the potential for it to lead to more choice and more competition on fibre too."
Vocus Group and Vodafone partner to unbundle UFB services
The two companies say the move will reduce the dependence on Chorus for themselves and other RSPs.
Stuff Fibre promises to double internet speed for its users
Enable will increase the base connection speed available for Stuff Fibre customers from 100 to 200 Mbps.
Taitokerau Fibre Networks and Kordia upgrade Northland fibre link
Taitokerau Fibre Networks is 80% owned by three Iwi of Te Taitokerau (Te Rarawa, Ngati Whatua and Whaingaroa).
NBN reports healthy growth figures on the back of service initiatives
The public infrastructure provider has reportedly increased its revenue to more than $1.4 billion.
Datacom to move around the corner for the sake of 10Gb fibre
Datacom is making the move from its office in Findon to new premises in Franklin Street in July this year.
ComCom requesting telco feedback on funding for future fibre regulation
The Commerce Commission has calculated that it would cost $12 million to implement the proposed regulation over a three-year period.
ComCom preparing for looming telco regulation with new study
“Starting this study now under our market studies power in the Telecommunications Act gives us a head start on gathering information."
Vodafone disappointed in commerce commission FibreX charges
Vodafone's coaxial cable is supposedly different from copper, which ADSL and VDSL run on.
Interview: assessing the fundamentals of a world-class data centre
We sat down with Polaris' Adam Gibson to learn about where data centres need to be delivering value for clients.
NBN expands FTTC plan, relaunches HFC services
This announcement takes the total planned FTTC footprint closer to 1.5 million homes and businesses by 2020.
Bridging the gap: how to bring world-class fibre speeds to rural businesses
Why the UFB's urban focus shouldn't inhibit rural businesses from attaining a fibre-grade broadband connection.
SD-WAN provides effective, affordable uptime for SMBs
Legacy premium services at high costs are no longer viable for small businesses.