Ciena Offers Free Internet to Students in New Zealand

A new half-a-million-dollar fund has launched today to help address digital inequity in New Zealand by providing free in-home internet access to eligible students in decile 1 high schools. The ‘Ciena Jump for Students Fund’ is the result of a collaboration between Ciena, Spark Foundation, Skinny and a network of decile 1 high schools around New Zealand.

First Phase of Fiber Build Completes in New Zealand

In a remarkable achievement, New Zealand’s incumbent telecom provider, Chorus has completed the first phase of its fiber build to cover 28 towns and cities on time and with the allocated budget. The project took nine years for completion. Chorus could successfully complete the project as per plans. New Zealand’s Communications Minister Kris Faafoi joined the event to mark the…

Chorus Plans Commercial Offer of 10Gbps Service from March 2019

Chorus, the telecommunication service provider in New Zealand announced that it is gearing up to provide 10Gbps fiber broadband services to the residential and small and medium enterprises. The commercial offer of the service is planned to start from the mid-March this year. In a press release captioned “Chorus supercharges New Zealand’s broadband with 10Gbps trial”, the provider revealed that…

Chorus Fiber Reaches to Half A Million Subscribers in New Zealand

Chorus in a media release said that the demand for fiber connectivity has been strong for some time, but it has noticed a surge in demand in recent months. It was in April 2018, that the operator revealed the status of fiber connectivity, where the number of fiber customers was 400,000. Fiber deployments were rapidly progressing, but it has surprisingly surged and the provider has been able to meet the pressure from the market. Within approximately six months, around 100,000 numbers of fiber connections were done by its installation crew! This number corresponds to more than 5,500 fiber connections a day!