Chorus is now a provider of fixed-line access and telecommunications infrastructure after it was demerged from the incumbent operator, Telecom back in late 2011. The new company and its operations are profiled in this report.
Since Telecom New Zealand’s operational separation into three entities back in 2008, Chorus, was the business unit responsible for operating the Telecom NZ network and infrastructure. One of its roles was to sell network access to Telecom retail as well as the competitors in the market. By late 2011 with the operational separation of Telecom completed, Chorus is now separately listed company on the NZSX and the ASX. The demerged Chorus is now the largest provider of fixed-line access and telecommunications infrastructure across the New Zealand landscape.
A new pricing model for its wholesale services has been mandated in late 2012 with some prices reduced immediately while others are to take effect in 2014.
In 2012 and for many years to come Chorus is now rolling out fibre to many regions for the Ultra-Fast Broadband Network (UFB). The UFB plans to deliver fibre-to-the-premise (FttP) to 75% of New Zealanders by end-2019.
In this report we provide an overview of the company with analysis, operational and financial information and statistics in text, tabular and easy-to-read chart formats.
The other major telecoms players – Telecom New Zealand, Vodafone New Zealand, Kordia, TelstraClear and also 2degrees are all covered in separate reports .
Cable, ADSL, fibre, UFB, FttH, FttN, UCLL regulatory fee structure, RBI, unbundled exchanges, capital expenditure.
Companied covered in this report include:
Telecom NZ, Chorus.