Mobile broadband subscriber numbers increased by around 11% in 2012 and into 2013 will grow again yet be under 10%. These year-on-year increases in mobile broadband numbers continue to exceed growth in wireless broadband. But the lack of ubiquitous mobile broadband coverage, its high cost on a short-term basis and overall signal strength sees the use of wireless broadband as a necessity across the country.
Competition from mobile broadband from the telcos is pushing pricing down and contributing to an even greater regional coverage. The commitment from the government and the commencement of the multi-million dollar investment in securing widespread access to high-speed broadband internet may even present a further hurdle for wireless providers as the national UFB/RBI infrastructure limits the gaps in coverage.
Wireless broadband is concentrated around New Zealand’s major regional and city centres where the main providers, including Woosh, CityLink, Compass Communications and Zenbu offer coverage. With the release of Rural Wireless Broadband under the RBI rollout, permanent subscriber numbers of wireless broadband services are set to increase as the rollout continues to 2016.
In this report, BuddeComm profiles the wireless broadband sector in New Zealand with an overview of the major players. We look at the satellite broadband market and provide operational statistics on the wireless broadband sector for the past and current years. The company Woosh is profiled with financial figures and the company latest developments.
3G Broadband, HSDPA, spectrum WiFi, WiMAX, Rural Wireless Broadband developments.
Companies covered in this report include:
CityLink, Compass Communications, Craig Wireless, Farmside, IPSTAR, Kordia, Telecom, TelstraClear, Vodafone, Woosh, Zenbu.
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