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

 

Vodafone completes Red Network in Auckland

Media Release
6 November 2008


Vodafone completes Red Network in Auckland

Vodafone is delighted to announce the completion of the Red Network in Auckland ahead of schedule.

Vodafone had committed to unbundling 40 exchanges in Auckland by the year’s end. As of today all 40 exchanges have Vodafone equipment in them, offering 88% of all lines in the Auckland area true fixed line competition.

Vodafone Chief Marketing Officer Mark Rushworth says this is the culmination of a lot of hard work from both Vodafone staff and Telecom Chorus engineers.

“This is a great day for broadband customers in Auckland as it demonstrates our commitment to offering true competition right across the city,” says Rushworth.

“Without the assistance of the Chorus guys we couldn’t have come in ahead of our target date, so that’s a big thank you to them.”

In June Vodafone announced it would unbundle exchanges right across Auckland, offering a mix of ADSL2+ and VDSL2 ports to customers. Customer uptake has been tremendous and while VDSL2 is still undergoing trialling at this stage, it promises to offer business customers a whole new world of broadband capability.

“Now our attention will turn to the rest of the country and we are actively looking at opportunities in both wholesale and unbundling in all the main centres.

“Customers tell us they love the faster broadband combined with fixed line calling offers that allow them to make unlimited toll calls for a fixed price. We’ve shaken up the market with such bundles and the era of toll calling is well and truly over,” says Rushworth.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 


Government: David McLean Appointed As KiwiRail Chair

David McLean has been appointed as Chair of KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, the Minister for State Owned Enterprises Dr David Clark and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson announced today... More>>


Dairy NZ: ‘More Milk From Fewer Cows’ Trend Continues In A Record Year
Vodafone says it has 10,000 customers using its Wi-Fi Calling service. It took less than three months to reach that milestone; the service began operating in September... More>>

Statistics: Consents Remain At Record Levels
There were 47,715 new homes consented in the year ended October 2021, up 26 percent compared with the year ended October 2020, Stats NZ said today. "The year ended October 2021 marks another record for the annual number of new homes consented,” construction statistics manager Michael Heslop said... More>>



Fonterra: Lifts Forecast Farmgate Milk Price Range And Revises Earnings Guidance At First Quarter Update

Fonterra Co-operative Group today lifted its 2021/22 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range, reported a solid start to the 2022 financial year and revised its earnings guidance... More>>


Canterbury Museum: New Research - Bald Haast's Eagle Feasted On Moa Guts

New Zealand’s extinct Haast’s Eagle (Hieraaetus moorei), the largest known eagle, gulped down viscera like a vulture and may even have been bald, new research suggests... More>>

ABC Business Sales: Demand High For Covid-proof Businesses
Despite the continuing challenges facing businesses in this Covid environment, right now there are more buyers looking for a small-medium sized business than there are sellers in the market... More>>


PriceSpy: Producer Prices Increase
New Black Friday and Covid-19 Report* released by PriceSpy says people’s fear of stepping inside physical shops during big sales events like Black Friday has risen since last year; Kiwis are still planning to shop, but more than ever will do it online this year... More>>