Ericsson has been selected to supply Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) technology for the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) networks being built in New Zealand. The Swedish vendor will deliver kit to the Northpower Fibre Network in Whangarei in the far north of the North Island, which will be one of the first networks developed under the government’s UFB initiative.
New Zealand will soon have a choice of LTE service providers as Telecom New Zealand gears up to launch 4G services in November this year.
Telecom New Zealand has signed a wholesale services agreement with Northpower Fibre, which is responsible for delivering a fibre broadband network in the country’s northernmost city of Whangarei, as part of the national Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative.
A bill has been passed in New Zealand that has moved the country a step closer to the roll-out of an ultra-fast broadband network.
New Zealand’s incumbent carrier Telecom has announced that it will cease operation of two of its CDMA services in the final quarter of this year. The WorldMode Roaming service will shut down on October 28th while the 3G EVDO data service will be switched off on November 30th. The firm will close down its CDMA voice network altogether in mid-2012.
Reports from New Zealand suggest that Franco-US vendor Alcatel Lucent (ALU) is to award a compensation payment of NZ$100m (US$72.8m) to incumbent player Telecom over the poor performance of the ‘XT’ 3G network it delivered to the carrier, and operates on its behalf.
At an inaugural meeting in Paris on Thursday, a handful of WiMAX licensees from around the world launched the WiMAX Spectrum Owners Alliance (WiSOA). The organisation is the first of its kind, composed exclusively of companies that own spectrum and operate services in the WiMAX bands, with a target of connecting a billion users to [...]