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Telecommunications still most complained about industry

Once again telecommunications is New Zealand’s most complained about industry. It’s a story we’ve heard over and over. The latest report is MBIE’s New Zealand Consumer Survey 2018. Almost one in three people buying a home service experienced a problem. That’s according to According to the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment. The most common […]

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 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 […]

Four times as many New Zealanders as Australians on 100Mbps

“Just seven percent of Australian broadband users subscribed to 100Mbps services, compared to 29 percent of New Zealanders.” A report in today’s Commsday quotes S&P Kagan’s research on Asia Pacific 100Mbps broadband usage. However, it isn’t clear if S&P is only counting users on 100Mbps or those on 100Mbps and higher speeds. The company hadn’t […]

FibreX marketing lands Vodafone in court

It’s remarkable that Vodafone ever thought it could get away with calling its HFC cable network FibreX. It always look like the exercise would end in tears. This was a law suit waiting to happen. And boy did it happen. At the New Zealand Herald Chris Keall writes Vodafone pleads guilty to some FibreX charges, […]