Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

NZ broadband zooming past Australia
Posted on 6-Aug-2014 14:45 by Bill Bennett. | Tags Filed under: News.


Australia may be a bigger, better paid and more powerful nation than New Zealand. Yet there are areas where we are way out in front.

Recently I’ve worked on a project reporting the state of broadband around the world. Without giving my client’s story away — I’ll share it when the feature is published — I discovered New Zealand average download speeds are already significantly higher than those found in Australia.

That gap is only going to widen as more New Zealanders switch from copper to fibre.

Yesterday Communications Minister Amy Adams reported New Zealand’s Ultrafast Broadband network now passes 517,000 premises.

More importantly 39,510 people have signed to buy fibre services. In round numbers that’s eight percent of the possible market. The number is roughly in-line with rates seen in similar fibre projects elsewhere in the world.

Sure there have been niggles about aspects of the UFB roll out, but, on the whole, Chorus, Enable Networks, Ultrafast Fibre and NorthPower have done an excellent job laying fibre. And now the ISPs are starting to sell fibre services in earnest. While it hasn’t all been smooth sailing and there are shoals ahead, the project is tracking well.


Filed under: telecommunications Tagged: Ultrafast Broadband


comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

would you work if ...
Created by rayonline, last reply by mattwnz on 2-May-2015 14:22 (65 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Results of my S4 charging rate testing
Created by timmmay, last reply by richms on 3-May-2015 16:46 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Fueling up with kids in the car
Created by jpoc, last reply by MadEngineer on 3-May-2015 23:22 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


UFB really sucks
Created by vexxxboy, last reply by freitasm on 2-May-2015 11:15 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Fitness watches?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by Geektastic on 3-May-2015 22:05 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Unreliable VDSL @ 3.6 MB/s - I didn't even know VDSL could go this slow!
Created by sheppy, last reply by richms on 30-Apr-2015 19:32 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Fridger defrost timer gone, is it legal to change it myself?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by TeaLeaf on 3-May-2015 21:52 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


I'm missed The Good Wife
Created by DonGould, last reply by MikeB4 on 30-Apr-2015 16:46 (14 replies)