Menu
Telecom GigaWiFi competition to deliver 1Gbps hotspots

Telecom GigaWiFi competition to deliver 1Gbps hotspots

Initiative intended to complement Chorus’ Gigatown

Telecom Digital Ventures, the telecommunications provider’s digital services and innovation arm, is looking to complement Chorus’ Gigatown initiative, with its own GigaWiFi competition.

Gigatown, which was launched October 28 last year, intended to spark innovation and mobilise the potential of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) to transform NZ economies and services, and therefore drive greater outcomes for local communities. According to a statement from Telecom, the program has created significant interest in the benefits of fibre thus far.

The key component of Telecom’s initiative is the installation of one gigabit per second (1Gbps) fifth generation Wi-Fi hotspots from Cisco Systems at strategic and high-traffic locations around the country. The units will also be implemented within the winning Gigatown.

“Over the past year we have rolled out a nation-wide Telecom Wi-Fi network of over 800 public hotspots in refitted Telecom phone booths,” Telecom Digital Ventures mobility, commerce, data and apps senior vice-president, Ed Hyde, said.

“Installing even faster fifth generation Wi-Fi at selected locations means we can offer superior Wi-Fi speed and performance.”

While the details behind GigaWiFi are yet to be determined, the competition will look to further encourage fibre uptake by helping users take further advantage of its capabilities.

Commenting on Telecom’s move, Chorus marketing and sales general manager, Victoria Crone, said, “We think there is fantastic synergy between fifth gen Wi-Fi and Chorus fibre to provide world class connectivity and GigaWiFi is a great way to draw attention to this great opportunity."

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags 1Gbpsultra-fast broadband (UFB)ChorusfibretelecomTelecommunications

Slideshows

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Reseller News looks back on a tumultuous 12 months for the New Zealand channel, assessing the fallout from a year of sizeable industry change. Whether it be local or global mergers and acquisitions, distribution deals or job changes, the channel that started the year differs somewhat to the one set to finish it - Reseller News assesses the key moments that made 2016.​

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016
​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise honoured its top performing Kiwi partners at the second running of its HPE Partner Awards in New Zealand, held at a glitzy ceremony in Auckland. Recognising excellence across eight categories - from distributors to resellers - the tech giant celebrated its first year as a standalone company, following its official split from HP in 2015.

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel
Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix recently took to the seas for a Christmas Cruise around Sydney Harbour with its Australia and New Zealand staff, customers and partners to celebrate a stellar year for the vendor. With the sun out, they were all smiles and mingled over drinks and food.

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise
Show Comments