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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 10Gbps 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 […]

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. […]

Ultra Hub Plus: Vodafone 4G wireless while you wait for fibre

New customers signing for Vodafone’s home fibre plans can get an Ultra Hub Plus modem as part of the deal. This means they get a connection on the carrier’s mobile network straight away. Lucky customers will connect via 4G. Less fortunate ones may have to do with a 3G connection. Ultra Hub Plus is an […]