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New Zealand’s fibre unbundling feedback howl

On Thursday Chorus released its proposed unbundled fibre pricing for industry feedback. Would-be unbundlers responded with a noise resembling what you might hear when placing an electric guitar in front of an amplifier: a loud howl. This was always going to happen. New Zealand’s telecommunications regulations mean that the fibre networks must, by law, be […]

Chorus network connections hit 100Mbps average

Chorus says the average connection speed across its network has now passed 100Mbps. This is ten times the average connection speed eight years ago.  Last month also saw the busiest day yet on the company’s network: total usage hit 1.815Tbps. The previous record was 1.792Tbps. Chorus network strategy manager Kurt Rodgers says 71 percent of […]

Chorus trials more-than-you-can-eat 10Gbps ahead of demand

You may be right if you think you’re not ready for or don’t need 10Gbps residential broadband. For now, it’s a niche product for a niche market. Yet it won’t be long before it is mainstream. Next month, New Zealanders will be able to test the world’s fastest residential broadband. From mid-March, 30 volunteers will […]

Chorus hits half million fibre connection milestone

Chorus says it now has 500,000 Ultra-Fast Broadband connections on its network. The wholesale network company also announced plans to cut wholesale prices for the fastest connection speed. Fibre demand has accelerated in recent months. It took Chorus five years to connect the first 100,000 fibre customers. The most recent 100,000 joined in six months. […]