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More gigatowns coming as fibre companies ready October launch

Enable Networks, Northpower Fibre and Ultrafast Fibre plan to launch gigabit wholesale broadband services in October. They say they will offer download speeds of 1Gbps with uploads running at 500Mbps. Meanwhile Spark New Zealand says it is already testing Enable’s gigabit services in Christchurch. The company had previously asked wholesale fibre companies to roll out […]

Spark, Huawei crack 1Gbps with Christchurch 4.5G

Phones connected to Spark’s Central Christchurch mobile site can now download data at 1Gbps. Or, to be more accurate, they will when the hardware arrives in New Zealand later this year. Spark has worked with Huawei to upgrade its Central Christchurch cell-site to 4.5G. The company’s Hereford Street building houses the Pacific region’s first commercial […]

Fibre uptake past 20% in Christchurch suburbs

Enable Networks reports it is connecting about 600 customers a month to the Christchurch fibre network. It has a total of 6,100 customers already connected — making a total uptake of 11 percent across the city. That’s a little better than the national average. Three Christchurch suburbs now have more than 20 percent of premises connected […]