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Christchurch
Enable remains committed to Christchurch during lockdown
"We are a lifeline utility and essential service provider which means our business needs to remain open through this time to serve our community.”
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Remote Working
COVID-19: Australians want better broadband as remote working spikes
Compare Broadband says many Australians believe their home broadband is not up to the job of working or studying remotely.
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Remote Working
Check your home network: Demand will congest internet during Covid-19 lockdown
New Zealand Telecommunications Forum says demand for data will increase as New Zealanders use their home networks to access internet to continue working, learning and to entertain themselves once the entire country goes into self-isolation. 
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Remote Working
Chorus: First day of significant increase in broadband traffic
Traffic has begun to increase in day time broadband traffic as the network starts to see the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. 
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4G technology
Tourism and wine industries to benefit from Vodafone 4G launch in Marlborough
"Internet connectivity is imperative for the region to be able to conduct business with international markets."
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Commerce Commission
Fixed broadband prices most expensive in New Zealand, as fibre overtakes copper
"The OECD average price has dropped since last year, New Zealand is now more expensive than the international average.”  
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Small Business / SMB
Will poor broadband hinder SMBs moving to the cloud?
According to the Telsyte Digital Workplace Study 2020, many SMBs are looking to utilise cloud solutions in order to save time and expand operations, however they are lacking the right broadband to take full advantage of this.
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InternetNZ
New Zealand's national broadband map gets a revamp
A new version of the national broadband map website has been launched this week by InternetNZ. 
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Wireless
Spark launches uncapped wireless broadband, a Kiwi first
Business Flexible Broadband offers companies uncapped data for wireless broadband, which is not only a first for Spark but a first for the country.
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Chorus
Chorus reports strong EBITDA following solid half
The growth in EBITDA was achieved through a combination of operating cost reductions and strong broadband connections growth.
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Chorus
Chorus announces first Kiwi towns to receive HyperFibre
The availability of Hyperfibre means New Zealand is one of only 10 countries in the world to deploy broadband faster than one gigabit per second, and it is the first in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Vocus
Vocus showing growth in A/NZ markets
Both the parent in Australia and the NZ wing of the telco are showing solid revenue in the previous financial half-year.
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Government
Vocus unlocks strategic infrastructure opportunities in Northern Territory with govt partnership
“The Terabit Territory is a game-changer for Vocus and the Territory, establishing Darwin as a major new gateway for capacity from Asia to other mainland capital cities."
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Wi-fi
Rough times ahead for networking market
Two new reports from Dell'oro Group outline bad news for the networking market in the near future.
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Internet
School holidays sees increase in broadband activity, Chorus says
“When the kids are at school, there’s a clear peak at 4pm when they come home, but when they’re on holiday, you can see much more consistent use throughout the day."
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5G
Vodafone launches massive broadband plans ahead of 5G launch
"We’re inviting thousands of current Vodafone customers the option now to trial much higher limits, so we can continue to understand how data usage is evolving and how their data needs can be met."
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4G technology
Vodafone bolsters Southland 4G capabilities with new sites
"Bringing connectivity to these areas not only delivers the essential communication needed, but also the safety of Kiwis living in these remote areas."
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5G
Spark brings 5G to five South Island towns and communities
Spark has committed to delivering New Zealand’s first 5G commercial service into the five heartland communities of Westport, Clyde, Twizel, Tekapo and Hokitika.
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5G
Spark puts heartland NZ at forefront of 5G rollout
Spark will deliver 5G wireless broadband into five more South Island locations before Christmas, followed by other heartland communities from March 2020.
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Fibre
Broadband Compare and TUANZ name best broadband in NZ
"This year’s winners highlight the growing range of options available to the consumer in the NZ broadband market.”
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Orcon
Finalists for the 2019 Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards revealed
"It is great to see such a diverse range of finalists recognised and highlights what a great position connectivity in New Zealand is in."
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5G
Spark begins NZ's 5G roll out in Otago
Spark has launched 5G wireless broadband in New Zealand to customers in Alexandra, Central Otago, with another five towns on the list to receive the improved services before Christmas this year.
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Broadband
Gravity and Kacific partner to bring broadband to rural NZ
Gravity to leverage one of the newest and most powerful satellites in the Pacific to offer competitive broadband packages to New Zealand homes and businesses outside the reach of fibre.
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Rural Broadband Initiative
Broadband and mobile: Rural New Zealand gets more of the good stuff
Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees announce new rural broadband and mobile services in twenty locations