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The growing need for a dual focus with enterprise connectivity
As New Zealand’s largest internet infrastructure owner and operator, Chorus has developed connectivity solutions on our fibre network over the last few years to support emerging enterprise network needs.
Commerce Commission confirms approach to enforcing telco obligations
"We strongly encourage fibre providers to review their product offerings against the guidance we have issued and to make any changes necessary to bring them into compliance as quickly as possible."
Commerce Commission unveils proposed approach to fibre regulation
"The purpose of this paper is to set out our early thinking on how we approach the major aspects the new regulations will cover."
Enable urges Christchurch locals to switch to fibre broadband
“We don’t want to see the 30% of local people not yet on fibre broadband stuck in a crisis - not able to run their businesses, access school learning, connect with family and friends and be entertained at home.”
Chorus describes goals as it posts $52m profit
As the copper withdrawal looms, Chorus is looking at how it can leverage its fibre network to provide new products and services across the country.
"Money grabbing, tone deaf" - Vocus, Vodafone, 2degrees slam Chorus over fibre price increases
Vocus slammed the news from Chorus that it will increase fibre prices, labelling the move as "cynical, money grabbing and unwarranted".
Chorus deploys new submarine fibre optic cable to Waiheke Island
Once complete the new cable will cross from Maraetai Beach to Woodside Bay on the island.
ComCom report 'proof' of the need of fibre - Chorus
"Broadband in New Zealand was really put to the test by our pandemic response, so it is encouraging that speeds have held up so well."
NZ's copper and fibre networks held up despite increased demand during lockdown
New Zealand's copper and fibre broadband connections held up well during the Covid-19 lockdown, despite increased levels of demand on the networks.
ComCom seeks feedback on Chorus withdrawal from copper and broadband services
“By 2022, most New Zealanders are expected to have access to fibre at home. That means large parts of the traditional copper phone and broadband network may no longer be needed."
Vocus buys out 'strong' Stuff Fibre business
The deal, which is set to close on 20 May, reflects Vocus’ confidence in Stuff Fibre’s capabilities, particularly in ‘uncertain times’.
Chorus network data for April shows fibre essential to life in lockdown
“Recent events, and being under lockdown, have been truly unprecedented times and it’s not surprising to see that reflected in the way Kiwis have been using their broadband."
Chorus to resume non-essential fibre installs at alert level 3
Chorus will resume installations of fibre when New Zealand moves out of lockdown and into alert level 3 next week, the company has announced.
Fixed broadband prices most expensive in New Zealand, as fibre overtakes copper
"The OECD average price has dropped since last year, New Zealand is now more expensive than the international average.”
R&M announces sales are up, but profit is down for 2019
R&M has announced it has experienced increased sales in 2019, reaching CHF276.7 million, with sites now in the US East Coast and China.
ComCom releases draft guidance for unbundled fibre
Consultation is open on the draft guidance until 28 April 2020, with cross-submissions due by 12 May 2020.
High-speed fibre now makes up half of fixed Internet in nine OECD countries
Overall, fibre broadband connections have increased 3% from 24% to 27% in the space of one year, indicating that it is still a slow process for many countries.
Vocus unlocks strategic infrastructure opportunities in Northern Territory with govt partnership
“The Terabit Territory is a game-changer for Vocus and the Territory, establishing Darwin as a major new gateway for capacity from Asia to other mainland capital cities."
Chorus to roll out broadband offering with 10Gbps speeds
Chorus says New Zealanders to be given 59 hours back a year with the connection speed increase.
Broadband Compare and TUANZ name best broadband in NZ
"This year’s winners highlight the growing range of options available to the consumer in the NZ broadband market.”
Why VoIP solutions are the future of phone systems
Chorus is considering potentially decommissioning copper lines in places where fibre is available, meaning homes and businesses in these areas would have to move to fibre.
Kiwis leaders in global race for fibre adoption
Second only to Japan, New Zealanders’ fibre adoption rate is more than double the global average by population, according to IDC.
Chorus CEO to resign after successful company transformation
Chorus has announced today that CEO and managing director Kate McKenzie will pack her bags and head to Australia at end of 2019, after three years in a CEO role.
The story of Australia’s fibre optic advocates
We quickly explain the history of Australia's largest privately-owned fibre network operator.