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New Zealand - Broadband - Statistics, Overview and Providers


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New Zealand - Broadband - Statistics, Overview and Providers

Overall broadband subscriber numbers in New Zealand increased by just over 11% in 2012, which was about the same increase as the previous year. The big percentage growth areas were in mobile broadband and fibre. Fibre subscribers will continue to increase substantially over the coming years as the ultra-fast broadband service for urban dwellers and the Rural Broadband Initiative start to see increased uptake. New Zealand had enjoyed one of the highest yearly increases in fixed broadband penetration in recent years.

Fixed and mobile broadband may see uptake increase in coming years as the expansion of mobile technologies develops with the RBI rollout adding mobile cells to new areas. Although growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers will slow as mobile penetration becomes further saturated, a further stimulant is expected from the impetus of the younger demographic migrating from fixed-line to mobile-only broadband services.

This report provides an outline of the key broadband providers in the New Zealand market as well as overall broadband statistics and estimates of market forecasts.

Key developments:

Broadband penetration grows 11% year-on-year; Auckland preps for free WiFi service; government proposes higher UCLL charges; Google Loon trials high-altitude balloon-based WiFi; Cable, ADSL, WiFi, UFB, Fibre services uptake increasing; almost half of broadband connections now above 10mb/s; FttH, FttN, cloud-based hosting services; unbundled exchanges, operator data to end-2012; market developments to August 2013.

Companies covered in this report include:

CallPlus, CityLink, Vector, TelstraClear, Telecom NZ, Fyx, NOW, Airnet, Vodafone, WorldxChange Communications, Orcon, Maxnet, Vocus.


1. Synopsis
2. Overview of fixed broadband market in New Zealand
2.1 Fibre set to expand as fixed broadband uptake still growing
2.2 Access methods
2.3 Wholesale pricing
3. The ISP market
3.1 Market overview
3.2 ISP filtering
3.3 ISP surveys Statistics New Zealand
3.4 Subscribers by download speed and upload limits increasing
4. Broadband statistics and forecasts
4.1 Total market
4.2 Telecom New Zealand broadband statistics
4.3 VDSL developments
5. Major broadband service providers
5.1 CallPlus
5.2 ICONZ-Webvisions
5.3 Maxnet
5.4 NOW (previously Airnet)
5.5 Orcon Internet
5.5.1 Overview
5.5.2 Unbundled exchanges
5.5.3 Building strength through acquisitions
5.5.4 UFB access growing
5.6 Snap Internet
5.7 Telecom (separate reports)
5.8 TelstraClear/InHome (separate report)
5.9 Vodafone (separate report)
5.10 WorldxChange (WxC)
6. Fibre developments
7. WiFi developments
8. Related reports
Table 1 Fixed-broadband penetration by access method 2007 - 2012
Table 2 Fixed-broadband subscribers 2006 - 2012
Table 3 Unbundled lines 2007 - 2012
Table 4 Wholesale broadband lines (excl. Telecom) 2006 - 2012
Table 5 Estimated number of ISPs and internet penetration rate 2000 - 2013
Table 6 Internet users and subscribers 2000 - 2013
Table 7 ISP share of broadband subscribers June 2012
Table 8 Overview of filtering of internet access 2010 - 2011
Table 9 Mobile devices being internet site filtered by brand 2010 - 2011
Table 10 Internet subscribers by market segment 2006 - 2012
Table 11 ISPs by size 2007 - 2013
Table 12 Internet subscribers by download speed 2010 - 2012
Table 13 Internet subscribers by upload speed 2010 - 2012
Table 14 Internet subscribers by download plan limits 2009 - 2012
Table 15 Internet subscriber numbers by download speed (historic) 2007 - 2009
Table 16 Estimates of residential broadband subscribers by major provider 2010 - 2013
Table 17 Annual change of residential broadband subscribers by major provider 2009 - 2013
Table 18 Broadband subscribers by technology 2007 - 2013
Table 19 Broadband penetration wireless versus fixed-line access 2005 - 2013
Table 20 Telecom broadband retail and wholesale subscribers 2009 - 2012
Chart 1 Overview of ISPs versus penetration rate 2001 - 2013
Chart 2 Internet users and subscribers 2000 - 2013
Chart 3 Overview of ISPs by market size 2007 - 2013
Chart 4 Overview of broadband subscribers by download data limits 2012
Chart 5 Overview of broadband subscribers annual changes by technology 2009 - 2013
Chart 6 Overview of Telecom broadband connections and revenue 2009 - 2012
Exhibit 1 Orcon company acquisitions 2000 - 2010

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