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New Zealand's UFB network boasts 55,000 users, ups build target to 80%

New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband (UFB) fiber network service is now being used by over 10 percent of the country's households where the services are available.

New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband project is 27 percent complete

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. 

New Zealand's Chorus introduces 1 Gbps FTTH community competition

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's UFB rollout 20 percent complete, has 3 percent take rate

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 says VDSL is "stepping stone" to fiber broadband

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.

New Zealand's Chorus to bring fiber to 250,000 homes, businesses in next phase of UFB build

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.

Chorus takes VDSL wholesale while New Zealand fiber rollout ramps up

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 rolls out UFB FTTH services to 12 cities, towns

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 to debut UFB fiber broadband services in March

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.

New Zealand government's UFB network passes 100,000 homes

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.