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

 


Gigabit Ultra-fast Broadband a logical next step

Gigabit Ultra-fast Broadband a logical next step as rollout steams ahead

InternetNZ has reacted favourably to Telecom's proposal that speed limits be increased on the new Ultra-fast Broadband networks being built around New Zealand.

"The fibre technology deployed as part of the UFB build can deliver one gigabit services. This is clearly the case, with one of the Local Fibre Companies already making this available on their network," says InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter.

"A range of nation-wide commercial services consistent across all UFB providers, including a maximum speed service at 1000mbps down, 500mbps up, is Telecom's suggestion. This is a suggestion we urge all the LFCs to explore.

"The UFB is a vitally important piece of infrastructure for New Zealand's development. With the rollout - impressively - going ahead of plan, and take-up taking off, it's already a huge success story.

"The question is whether we are making the best use of UFB. A commercial offer of lightning quick gigabit speeds would be a significant step towards doing so," Jordan Carter says.

"Suggestions like this one from Telecom represent a big opportunity for all the Local Fibre Companies to show they're responding to demand from their customers, and driving product innovation and new revenue opportunities off the infrastructure they have built.

"We look forward to their responses - and hope they will be positive," concludes Jordan Carter.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Drones: First Certificate Issued Under New UAV Rules

Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say the first certified flight of an unmanned helicopter under new aviation rules is a great example of how they can enable commercial use. More>>

ALSO:

GE Swedes And Cow Deaths: Plant Analysis Backs Up Earlier Advice

The industry body is recommending that farmers do not feed Herbicide Tolerant (HT) swedes to cows in spring when the animals are in late pregnancy or early lactation. DairyNZ is also advising caution if farmers are considering other leafy varieties. More>>

ALSO:

Statistics: Dairy And Travel Still Our Largest Export Earners

New Zealand earned $2.3 billion more from exports than we spent on imports during the year ended June 2015... total exports of goods and services were $67.5 billion, while total imports were $65.1 billion. More>>

ALSO:

Approval: Air New Zealand And Air China Launch New Alliance Route

Air New Zealand and Air China have today launched joint sales for a new daily direct service between Auckland and Beijing after receiving approval from New Zealand Minister of Transport Hon Simon Bridges to form a strategic alliance. More>>

ALSO:

Money Trading: FX Trader Jin Yuan Finance Warned Over Lack Of Monitoring

Jin Yuan Finance, an Auckland-based foreign exchange trader, has been warned over its lack of anti-money laundering processes in place in the first public notification by the Department of Internal Affairs. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Surge, Possible Peak: House Values Accelerate At Fastest Annual Pace In 8 Years

New Zealand residential property values rose at their fastest annual pace in eight years in August, pushed higher by overflowing demand in Auckland, which is showing signs speculators think it has reached its peak, according to Quotable Value. More>>

ALSO:

Cash Money: Reserve Bank Launches New $5 And $10 Banknotes

The $5 and $10 final banknotes were revealed at an event at the Bank in Wellington, and will start to be released from mid-October 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Truck Sales Booted: Commerce Commission Files Charges Against Mobile Trader

The Commerce Commission has filed charges against a mobile trader, or truck shop operator, claiming he obtained money from customers by deception and never intended to supply them with the goods they paid for. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news