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


Telecom Ultra Fibre Now Available in Whangarei

Telecom Ultra Fibre Now Available in Whangarei

Telecom has today launched Ultra Fibre plans in Whangarei, opening up access to ultra fast broadband (UFB) to homes and businesses in the city.

Fibre will give Whangarei locals a better quality internet experience than they receive on a standard copper line. This means a better gaming, Skyping, streaming, downloading and uploading experience for users.

Telecom Ultra Fibre offers simple, competitively-priced ultra fast broadband plans based on a choice of two speeds and a range of generous data caps. This includes an entry-level 40GB residential plan starting at $85 per month.

The launch follows a successful trial of the fibre product on Northpower Fibre’s infrastructure. Telecom Retail CEO Chris Quin said he was confident that Whangarei residents will be pleasantly surprised by the installation experience, which Telecom has fine-tuned over the past 12 months. “We’re thrilled to offer our locals in Whangarei the incredible experiences fibre brings.

“Ultra Fibre gives customers unprecedented internet speed and performance for their homes or businesses. It will mean people can upload video files in record time, use stutter-free video conferencing with colleagues around the country or use multiple devices across a busy home network without congestion; UFB will help New Zealanders unleash their potential.” Mr Quin says.

“By adopting UFB, New Zealand business are also future-proofing themselves for technologies we can’t even imagine yet but that will come out over the next 5, 10, 20 years. After all, 15 years ago, how many of us had our email inbox in our phones? Or had heard of Spotify, Dropbox, Xero or Facebook?”

Residents of streets where fibre infrastructure has been installed by Northpower Fibre can sign up for Ultra Fibre online at or by calling 123.
The Telecom Business Hub in Whangarei is actively engaging with local businesses to discuss the benefits of next generation broadband technologies for home offices and small start-ups through to mid-sized corporates. To speak to the Whangarei Business Hub, customers can call 0800 BUSINESS or visit them in store at 196 Bank Street, Regent, Whangarei.

Today’s announcement follows Telecom’s launch of Ultra Fibre with Chorus in March last year and with Enable across parts of Canterbury in February.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


DIY: Kiwi Ingenuity And Masking Tape Saves Chick

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. The egg was delivered to Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua 14 days ago by a DOC worker with a large hole in its shell and against all odds has just successfully hatched. More>>


Trade: Key To Lead Mission To India; ASEAN FTA Review Announced

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood of early progress. More>>



MYOB: Digital Signatures Go Live

From today, Inland Revenue will begin accepting “digital signatures”, saving businesses and their accountants a huge amount of administration time and further reducing the need for pen and paper in the workplace. More>>

Oil Searches: Norway's Statoil Quits Reinga Basin

Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned oil company, has given up oil and gas exploration in Northland's Reinga Basin, saying the probably of a find was 'too low'. More>>


Modern Living: Auckland Development Blowouts Reminiscent Of Run Up To GFC

The collapse of property developments in Auckland is "almost groundhog day" to the run-up of the global financial crisis in 2007/2008 as banks refuse to fund projects due to blowouts in construction and labour costs, says John Kensington, the author of KPMG's Financial Institutions Performance Survey. More>>


Health: New Zealand's First ‘No Sugary Drinks’ Logo Unveiled

New Zealand’s first “no sugary drinks logo” has been unveiled at an event in Wellington... It will empower communities around New Zealand to lift their health and wellbeing and send a clear message about the damage caused by too much sugar in our diets. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news