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These are New Zealand’s best broadband providers

These are New Zealand’s best broadband providers


Last night saw more than 200 senior-level professionals from the New Zealand Internet and Communications Technology sector come together at the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards to celebrate the best of the best in the broadband sector.

The awards were held by Broadband Compare, New Zealandís leading broadband comparison website, together with TUANZ, the independent membership group representing users of digital connectivity. The ceremony saw Network For Learning, the specialist education sector broadband provider, and Slingshot walk away as the big winners.

The awards recognize excellence in ten different categories across the broadband sector including NZ Wholesaler of the Year, Best Fibre Broadband Provider, Best Bundled Plan, Best Customer Support, Best Service Provider under 10,000 customers, Best Rural Service Provider, Best Broadband Innovation and Best Specialist Broadband Provider.

More than twenty different internet providers made up the finalists across the various categories and saw a range of winners from big established players like Slingshot, Stuff Fibre and 2degrees to the smaller regional focussed providers like NOW, Primo Wireless and megaTEL.

Commenting after the winners were announced, Gavin Male, founder and CEO for Broadband Compare enthused "The second year of the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards have been a huge success. We were delighted by the quality of entries and number of brands that participated in this yearís award and our judges had a tough task selecting a winner for each category. It was fantastic to see so many people from the Internet and Communications sector come together to celebrate excellence in their sector."

"The broad range of entries and winners this year represent what Broadband Compare and TUANZ advocate for - high quality connectivity across New Zealand at fair, competitive prices. These companies exemplify those qualities and should be commended for their achievements. There are a wealth of different options out there for consumers and businesses."

The broad range of providers that entered the awards reflect the changing landscape in New Zealandís Internet and Communications Technology sector.

Male says, "As New Zealand matures we are seeing better connectivity, greater diversity of products and an increase in competition across the market which gives Kiwis far more choice and possibilities than ever before. We urge everyone to take a few minutes to check their current broadband plan to ensure they are making the most of innovations in technology and great savings. There are lots of great new options out there that consumers may not be aware of."

Male continues "We would like to thank all of our sponsors and entrants, and congratulations again to all of the category winners. We are already looking forward to next year where the awards will be back event bigger and better."

The 2018 Broadband Compare TUANZ Award Winners are:

Broadband Compare People's Choice Award 2018 (Sponsored by Broadband Pulse)

Slingshot

TUANZ NZ Broadband Provider of the Year (Sponsored by TUANZ)

Network For Learning

NZ Wholesaler of the Year (Sponsored by Crown Infrastructure Partners)

Enable Networks Limited

Best Fibre Broadband Provider (Sponsored by Chorus)

Stuff Fibre

Best Bundled Plan (Sponsored by Power Compare)

Trustpower

Best Customer Support (Sponsored by Huawei)

NOW NZ LTD

Best Service Provider under 10,000 customers (Sponsored by SLICE Digital)

MegaTEL

Best Rural Service Provider (Sponsored by Aurecon)

PrimoWireless

Best Broadband Innovation (Sponsored by Prysmian)

2degrees

Best Specialist Broadband Provider (Sponsored by The Side Up)

Network For Learning (N4L)

ENDS


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