Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


ihug to Launch New High-Speed Broadband

23 December 2004

ihug to Launch New High-Speed Broadband in January ’05

In another move to improve the online experience for all Kiwis, ihug will be announcing a new range of 1 and 2MB broadband plans for release in January 2005.

The new high-speed broadband will allow customers to surf, share, download, upload and play games at incredible speed. The new plans follow ihug’s existing 256kbps bliink products, which were launched in September.

“The bliink range has been hugely popular with our customers because it opens up a range of new possibilities for how they can use the internet,” says Guy Nelson, ihug general manager New Zealand. “With the launch of the new 1 and 2MB packages we believe ‘true broadband’ will enable our customers to find even more new and exciting ways to use the web to enrich their lives.

“Over the past few months we’ve had scores of calls for a higher-speed option. We know there will be a many people out there who will be ‘rapt’ with this latest offering, and we’ll be contacting them directly with the good news,” says Nelson.

The announcement follows the conclusion of commercial discussions with Telecom for the supply of wholesale services. Both parties have agreed that meeting the national target of 250,000 broadband customers will require an effort from a number of service providers offering a range of services. These new products from ihug will help meet that target.

“This change is a huge step toward improving New Zealand’s international competitiveness. Getting good quality broadband to Kiwis is fundamental to the future viability of our businesses and our kids’ educations,” says Nelson.

ihug will release the details of the new high-speed internet plans in the New Year.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news