More than a quarter, or 27 percent, of New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband (UFB) project has been completed, according to Amy Adams, New Zealand's Communications and Information Technology minister.
Chorus, New Zealand's incumbent wireline service provider, has taken a cue from Google Fiber's community drive with its "Welcome to Gigatown" competition, which will provide a winning town 1 Gbps fiber to the home speeds.
New Zealand continues to make progress with its ambitious ultra-fast broadband (UFB) program as its network contractors have completed 20 percent of the buildout.
Telecom New Zealand has introduced its "Ultra VDSL" service as a "stepping stone" to a fiber to the premises solution via the Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative.
Chorus, the wholesale operation that was spun out of Telecom New Zealand in 2011, has laid out its next two-year buildout phase of its portion of the government's Ultra Fast Broadband initiative.
Telecom New Zealand's network infrastructure partner, Chorus, is keeping its wholesale options open during its ongoing rollout of fiber to the premises service by offering a VDSL solution to providers as an interim step.
Telecom New Zealand said on Thursday it will begin offering Ultra-Fast Broadband services directly to consumers, businesses and schools in the country.
Telecom New Zealand on Friday said it will start offering fiber-based broadband services over the government's Ultrafast Broadband (UFB) network to its consumer and business customer base in March.
Amy Adams, New Zealand's ICT minister, on Thursday said that over 100,000 homes, businesses and schools can connect to the government Ultra Fast Broadband network, up from the 76,000 premises it said the network passed in August.
New Zealand's ambitious Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) project on Thursday announced the network now passes over 76,000 premises, 6,000 more than it originally projected for its first year.