Menu
​100,000 fibre connections and counting as NZ demand doubles

​100,000 fibre connections and counting as NZ demand doubles

“One in every 20 broadband connections is through fibre."

New Zealand has over 100,000 fibre-optic broadband connections, more than double the number of fibre connections in 2014.

Statistics New Zealand findings claim this change is being driven by the ultra-fast broadband roll-out continuing, and “strong demand” for fibre from customers.

“One in every 20 broadband connections is through fibre,” says Jason Attewell, Senior Manager of Business Performance, Statistics New Zealand.

“While it’s still a small proportion, it has the potential to grow rapidly now that the infrastructure for connecting to fibre is available.”

Attewell says fibre connections are offered by many New Zealand Internet service providers in 2015, with over 60 percent supplied customers with fibre-based connections.

“Faster fibre connections allow for more data-heavy Internet usage, and Kiwis are embracing the possibilities that fibre brings,” Attewell adds.

“Both households and businesses can benefit from fast Internet - streaming video, gaming, and video conferencing are all very accessible with fibre broadband.”

According to Crown Fibre Holdings, the Ultra-Fast Broadband Initiative aims to have 75 percent of New Zealanders in 33 towns and cities able to connect to fibre by 2019 - a total of 1,340,000 households.

Recently, the programme has been extended to reach at least 80 percent of New Zealanders.

These figures come from the 2015 annual Internet Service Provider Survey, a supply side survey that is sent to all Internet service providers in New Zealand.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.

Tags governmentbroadbandinternetfibreUFBChorus

Featured

Slideshows

Bumper channel crowd kicks off first After Hours of 2018

Bumper channel crowd kicks off first After Hours of 2018

After Hours made a welcome return to the channel social calendar with a bumper crowd of partners, distributors and vendors descending on The Jefferson in Auckland to kick-start 2018. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Bumper channel crowd kicks off first After Hours of 2018
Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

In 2017, merger and acquisitions fever reached new heights in New Zealand, with a host of big name deals dominating the headlines. Reseller News recaps the most important transactions of the Kiwi channel during the past 12 months.

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017
Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

The channel in New Zealand came together to celebrate the close of 2017, as the final After Hours played out in front of a bumper Auckland crowd.

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours
Show Comments