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New Zealand - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

New Zealand - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

The overall number of broadband subscribers in New Zealand has increased steadily in recent years, though at a slower pace in line with higher market penetration. The principal growth areas have been in the mobile broadband and fibre sectors. This trend will continue over the coming years as the ultra-fast broadband service sees greater uptake among consumers. In line with faster broadband connections, the volume of data carried over these networks has also increased rapidly.

The uptake of mobile broadband is being bolstered by the expansion of mobile technologies based on LTE, and is being supported by the Rural Broadband Initiative rollout which is adding a large number of mobile cells to new or underserved areas.

This report provides an outline of the key broadband providers in the New Zealand market as well of broadband statistics and developments of the main platforms.

Key developments:

Chorus increases entry-level fibre broadband to 50Mb/s; Spark launches its Ultra Fast Fibre MAX broadband plans; three fibre providers to launch wholesale 1Gb/s services; Spark pays $9 million for a 70MHz block of spectrum from Woosh Wireless; New Zealand Internet Exchange opened; Vodafone NZ begins upgrade to DOCSIS3.1 technology; ComCom raises wholesale copper charges; Dunedin named as New Zealand's Gigatown'; Kohlberg Kravis Roberts retracts bid for Vocus Communications; Optus signs deal to provide satellite broadband services; Orcon sold to CallPlus; Google trials high-altitude balloon-based Wi-Fi; more than half of all broadband subscribers take data plans of at least 50GB; fibre broadband connections reach 368,000 by April 2017; Vodafone increases VDSL speeds; report update includes Statistics New Zealand data for 2016, regulator's market data updates, telcos' operating and financial data updates to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Wholesale pricing
2.3 Broadband statistics
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
3.1 Vodafone NZ
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
4.1 VDSL
4.2 ISP surveys Statistics New Zealand
4.3 Vocus Communications
4.4 ICONZ-Webvisions
4.5 Maxnet
4.6 NOW (previously Airnet)
4.7 Orcon Internet
4.8 2degrees (Snap Internet)
4.9 Spark New Zealand
4.10 Voyager Internet
4.11 WorldxChange (WxC)
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
5.1 Wholesale fibre
6. Other fixed broadband services
6.1 Wi-Fi
6.2 WiMAX
6.2.1 Compass Communications
6.2.2 Kordia
6.2.3 Vodafone NZ
6.2.4 Woosh Wireless
6.2.5 Zenbu Networks
6.3 Satellite broadband
6.3.1 IPSTAR
6.3.2 Optus
7. Related reports
Table 1 Average monthly broadband price by platform 2015 - 2016
Table 2 Wholesale broadband lines (excl. Spark) 2006 - 2014
Table 3 Unbundled broadband lines 2008 - 2014
Table 4 Fixed-broadband penetration by access platform (OECD data) 2007 - 2016
Table 5 Fixed-line broadband penetration (Statistics NZ data) 2006 - 2016
Table 6 Historic - Internet users and penetration 2000 - 2009
Table 7 Internet users and penetration 2010 - 2018
Table 8 Fixed-broadband subscribers 2006 - 2018
Table 9 Dial-up internet subscribers 2011 - 2016
Table 10 Average data consumption 2011 - 2016
Table 11 Average data consumption per user per month 2011 - 2018
Table 12 DSL, cable and fibre broadband subscribers 2011 - 2016
Table 13 Market share of broadband connections by technology 2011 - 2017
Table 14 Fixed-line broadband market share by operator 2016
Table 15 Proportion of broadband subscriptions by data rate 2011 - 2016
Table 16 Fixed-broadband connections by data cap (per month) 2010 - 2016
Table 17 Proportion of fixed-broadband connections by data cap (per month) 2012 - 2016
Table 18 Vodafone NZ fixed broadband subscribers 2012 - 2015
Table 19 ISP share of broadband subscribers 2012 - 2016
Table 20 DSL broadband subscribers 2012 - 2016
Table 21 Internet subscribers by market segment 2006 - 2016
Table 22 Market share of ISPs by size 2007 - 2015
Table 23 ISPs in service 2011 - 2015
Table 24 Spark broadband subscribers (retail and wholesale) 2011 - 2016
Table 25 Spark broadband subscribers by platform 2015 - 2017
Table 26 Spark broadband revenue (retail and wholesale) 2016 - 2017
Table 27 UFB fibre subscribers 2012 - 2017
Table 28 Fixed-wireless broadband subscribers 2011 - 2018
Table 29 Wireless broadband subscribers 2012 - 2016
Table 30 Mobile handset internet connections 2014 - 2016
Table 31 Zenbu subscribers, Wi-Fi zones and data throughput 2007 2012; 2016
Chart 1 Internet users and penetration 2009 - 2018
Chart 2 Overview of Spark broadband subscribers 2011 - 2016

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