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New Zealand - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses


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New Zealand - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

The overall number of broadband subscribers in New Zealand has increased with steady momentum in recent years. 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 for urban dwellers sees greater uptake among consumers.

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 as overall broadband statistics and estimates of market forecasts.

Key developments:

Spark pays $9 million for a 70MHz block of spectrum from Woosh wireless; Vodafone NZ begins upgrade to DOCSIS3.1 technology; ComCom raises wholesale copper charges; Dunedin named as New Zealand's Gigatown'; Vocus Communications bids to acquire FX Networks, acquires Spark's 10% interest in the Sea-Me-We 3 Perth-Asia cable; Optus signs deal to provide satellite broadband services; Orcon sold to CallPlus; Google trials high-altitude balloon-based Wi-Fi; 50GB data plans adopted by half of all broadband subscribers; fibre broadband connections grew 128% in the year to June 2015; regulator's market data updates; Vodafone increases VDSL speeds; FttP, FttN, cloud-based hosting services; unbundled exchanges; report update includes Statistics New Zealand data to June 2015, telcos' operating and financial data updates to H12016, 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 CallPlus
4.4 ICONZ-Webvisions
4.5 Maxnet
4.6 NOW (previously Airnet)
4.7 Orcon Internet
4.7.1 International connectivity
4.8 2degrees (Snap Internet)
4.9 Spark New Zealand
4.10 Voyager Internet
4.11 WorldxChange (WxC)
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
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 Wholesale broadband lines (excl. Spark) 2006 - 2014
Table 2 Unbundled broadband lines 2008 - 2014
Table 3 Fixed-broadband penetration by access method 2007 - 2015
Table 4 Internet users and subscribers 2000 - 2015
Table 5 Fixed-broadband subscribers 2006 - 2016
Table 6 Dial-up internet subscribers 2011 - 2016
Table 7 Average data consumption 2011 - 2016
Table 8 DSL, cable and fibre broadband subscribers 2011 - 2016
Table 9 Market share of broadband connections by technology 2011 - 2016
Table 10 Broadband penetration wireless versus fixed-line access 2005 - 2015
Table 11 Proportion of broadband subscriptions by data rate 2011 - 2015
Table 12 Fixed-broadband connections by data cap (per month) 2010 - 2015
Table 13 Fixed-broadband connections by data cap (per month) 2011 - 2015
Table 14 Vodafone NZ fixed broadband subscribers 2012 - 2015
Table 15 ISP share of broadband subscribers 2012 - 2014
Table 16 Internet subscribers by market segment 2006 - 2015
Table 17 Market share of ISPs by size 2007 - 2015
Table 18 ISPs in service 2011 - 2015
Table 19 Spark broadband subscribers (retail and wholesale) 2011 - 2015
Table 20 Wireless broadband subscribers 2011 - 2016
Table 21 Fixed wireless broadband penetration 2005 - 2015
Table 22 Mobile handset internet connections 2011 - 2015
Table 23 Woosh Wireless subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 24 Woosh Wireless key financial results overview (historic) 2004 - 2011
Table 25 Woosh Wireless capex versus opex 2009 - 2011
Table 26 Zenbu subscribers, Wi-Fi zones and data throughput 2007 2012; 2016
Chart 1 Internet users and subscribers 2000 - 2015
Chart 2 Market share of ISPs by market size 2007 - 2015
Chart 3 Overview of Spark broadband subscribers 2011 - 2015
Exhibit 1 Orcon company acquisitions 2000 - 2010
Exhibit 2 Compass Communications brief company history
Exhibit 3 Background information on IPSTAR deployment in New Zealand

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