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New Zealand - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

New Zealand - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

This report assesses the key statistical data and regulatory measures in New Zealand's telecom market. It covers the fixed-line market and developments in the rollout of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network. The fixed-line voice market (voice calls and local access) continues to lose overall share of the telecom services market, partly caused by the drop in call prices and volumes as the uptake of mobile and other P2P services continues.

Key developments:

Government signs off on a reform package aimed at improving the Telecommunications Act and modernising the telecom sector; UCLL lines fall to 89,00 by end-2016; Crown Fibre Holdings to be rebranded as Crown Infrastructure Partners and invest in greenfield housing infrastructure; Spark, 2degrees and Vodafone make a joint bid for RBI2; Spark planning to replace PSTN network with an IP-based network by 2022; three fibre providers launch wholesale 1Gb/s services; Vodafone NZ's proposed merger with Sky cancelled; AARNet signs partnership with REANNZ and Southern Cross Cable Networks to provide New Zealand researchers with access to international connectivity; report includes ComCom and Statistics New Zealand data for 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Spark New Zealand, Chorus, Vodafone, 2degrees, TelstraClear, Orcon, Snap, CallPlus.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Market analysis
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 UBA, UCLL, LLU and UBS access market developments
4.1.1 Determination on wholesale services
4.1.2 Minor changes post Spark and Chorus demerger
5. Telecommunications Service Obligations (Kiwi Share)
5.1 Telecommunications Development Levy 2010 - 2017
6. Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS)
6.1 Overview
7. Telecommunications Dispute Resolution (TDR)
8. Number Portability (NP)
9. Fixed network operators
9.1 Spark
9.1.1 Vocus (CallPlus, M2)
9.1.2 Black+White
10. Telecommunications infrastructure
10.1 Overview of the national telecom network
10.2 UFB
10.2.1 New networks adding financial value to the economy
10.3 Wholesale fibre
10.4 Spark Joint Venture with Vocus
10.5 Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI)
10.6 International infrastructure
11. Smart infrastructure
11.1 Renewable energy use target set for 2025
11.2 Electric vehicles trials and wireless chargers
11.3 Smart meters
11.4 Smart grids
11.5 Smart cities
11.6 Internet of Things (IoT)
12. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2017 (e)
Table 2 Telecom services revenue and investment statistics 2016
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2017 (e)
Table 4 Internet statistics 2017 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2017 (e)
Table 7 Telecom sector revenue 2006 - 2016
Table 8 Telecom investment by sector 2006 - 2016
Table 9 Access subscriptions by sector 2006 - 2018
Table 10 Regulated UCLL and UBA pricing 2010 2012; 2014 - 2015
Table 11 UCLL lines 2002 - 2016
Table 12 Annual cost of TDL 2010 - 2017
Table 13 Sprint payments from TRS/TSO 2004 - 2014
Table 21 Local access lines 2002 - 2018
Table 22 Local service calling revenue 2002 - 2016
Table 23 Fixed-line voice traffic use per connection 2008 - 2016
Table 24 Fixed-line voice traffic use by type 2008 - 2018
Table 25 Fixed-line retail revenue 2006 - 2018
Table 26 UFB lines 2012 - 2017
Chart 1 Overview of key telecoms subscribers by sector 2006 - 2018
Exhibit 1 UBA services background
Exhibit 2 Regulatory timeline scheduled UBA and other services launch by service variant
Exhibit 3 Liable operators for the TDL levy
Exhibit 4 The 33 UFB regions by UFB LFC deployment by company

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