The fibre mountain New Zealand must climb

Fibre connections as a percentage of broadband, December 2012

Fibre connections as a percentage of broadband, December 2012

This graph from the OECD neatly illustrates both the challenge and the opportunity for Crown Fibre holdings and the companies building New Zealand’s fibre network.

In December 2012 just 0.65 percent of New Zealand broadband connections were fibre. This compares with 67 percent in Japan and a OECD average of 14 percent.

The good news is that New Zealand is already moving up the table. By the time the UFB network is completed we should be in the top half of this chart.