Changes to New Zealand’s Ultrafast Fibre Broadband (UFB) network will overcome problems for consumers connecting to the network, according to telco and communications provider Spark.
Banned from the NBN in Australia on security grounds, Huawei will be a major part of the New Zealand equivalent.
Telecom New Zealand has announced the official name and the retail pricing of its NBN equivalent – the Ultra Fibre broadband (UFB).
The New Zealand Government says its national broadband network initiative has exceeded initial targets with fibre reaching 76,000 urban premises, but only 1200 customers have signed up for FTTP services to date.
New Zealand's Commerce commission has released a report warning that cost and, lack of understanding of costs, could hamper the uptake of FTTP delivered broadband services. While some of the issues raised are specific to New Zealand, there are lessons here for Australia.
A New Zealand study into the potential applications and demand for high-speed broadband services has concluded that cloud computing services for consumers could be a major driver.
New Zealand's Ultrafast Fibre will use Huawei equipment to deliver fibre to the home connections in certain parts of the country.
Ericsson has been awarded a contract to supply optical fibre cable for the New Zealand Government's Ultra Fast Broadband network - the equivalent of Australia's NBN.
New Zealand telcos and user organisations are proposing changes to the enabling legislation for the country's Ultrafast Broadband Network (UFB) that, as it stands, would give providers a ten-year holiday from pricing regulation. Instead they want to see Australian style 'special access undertakings' adopted.
Telecom New Zealand says it has submitted its final proposal in it bid to win the lion's share of the New Zealand Government's planned FTTH network, warning that it will compete if its proposal is not accepted.
New Zealand's Internet industry association, InternetNZ, has warned that the New Zealand Government's plan to quarantine its planned FTTH network from independent regulatory oversight could put the country in breach of its international trade obligations.
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