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Telecom New Zealand to launch LTE in November

Telecom New Zealand will launch LTE services in November

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 NZ signs wholesale fibre deal for Whangarei

New Zealand's Ultra-Fast Broadband project continues apace

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.

Ericsson wins role in New Zealand’s Ultra-Fast Broadband project

Ericsson has become the latest vendor to win a slice of New Zealand's UFB initiative

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 passes bill to begin ultra-fast broadband era

New Zealand has passed a bill that paves the way for fast broadband to be rolled out

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.

Telecom NZ to shut CDMA roaming and EVDO services

The XT WCDMA service has superseded the EVDO and CDMA roaming offerings

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.

Alcatel Lucent to compensate Telecom NZ over 3G network failings

Ben Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel Lucent

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.

WiMAX players to form roaming alliance

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 [...]