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Spark blames Chorus as wild weather wreaks havoc

Spark blames Chorus as wild weather wreaks havoc There’s been a sharp spike in broadband landline faults experienced by Spark customers this week as the severe wet weather sweeping the country wreaks havoc with the Chrous copper network, and Spark is wasting no time at placing blame on Chorus.According to Spark, fault related calls into Spark have reached over 6000 per day this week – 30% higher than a few weeks ago.

Chorus hits back at fault claims: Our network isn't old

Chorus hits back at fault claims: Our network isn't old Last week, Spark placed blame on Chorus when a sharp spike in broadband and landline faults were experienced by Spark customers.General manager of Spark Care, Bridgette Dalzell, said the impact on Spark customers was ‘severe and widespread’.

Kiwis data hungry, finds Chorus

Kiwis data hungry, finds Chorus That’s according to Chorus, who is forecasting the average monthly household data usage to reach almost 170GB by June 2017, a further 64% increase from the end of June 2016.Rosalie Nelson, head of insights at Chorus, says this rapid growth in data usage reflects a move to the digital home – the coming together of the ‘smart’ home and high-speed broadband connectivity.

Unbundling UFB – NZ wholesale/retail changes post 2020

Unbundling UFB – NZ wholesale/retail changes post 2020 While there is very little detail as to the form it would take, Chorus is at this point looking to launch an unbundled UFB (GPON) offering from 2020.This is in line with the NZ Government’s recent statements that unbundling requirements will kick in after 2020 to promote innovation on the UFB network.

Chorus calls for 250 technicians to manage fault & fibre demand

Chorus calls for 250 technicians to manage fault & fibre demand However Beattie says that with a staff shortage, it has become difficult to respond immediately to longer fault timeframes.“We have scoured New Zealand for potential technicians, and also brought in technicians from around the world to help meet the demand, but it’s still not enough.

Chorus brings gigabit fibre verage to entire UFB network

Chorus brings gigabit fibre verage to entire UFB network “We are delighted that other fibre providers have joined Chorus in championing gigabit residential and business services.The company says that its gigabit broadband services have been available in New Zealand ever since its trial programme in Dunedin in February last year.

mmunities transform - Whakatane UFB build now mplete

mmunities transform - Whakatane UFB build now mplete Ian Bonnar, executive member of Chorus, says UFB has the potential to transform New Zealand’s economy and its communities.“So we’re really looking forward to seeing how the Whakatane community can take advantage of having world-class connectivity right on their door step,” he says.

Govt extends free UFB nnections

Govt extends free UFB nnections The Government has extended its existing agreement with Chorus that sees free residential connections to the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network.The agreement forged between Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH) and Chorus means Chorus will continue to offer free residential UFB installations for almost every homeowner until the end of the UFB initiative in 2019.

Kiwis 'another step' closer to better broadband with latest deal

Kiwis 'another step' closer to better broadband with latest deal Since 2012 Chorus has been providing funding for non-standard residential installations, with an initial fund of $20 million – increased to $28 million in 2014.However, earlier this year Chorus announced that funding would be extended until the end of 2016 following a further agreement with CFH.

2degrees gets network back on track for earthquake affected areas

2degrees gets network back on track for earthquake affected areas 5 magnitude earthquake that struck near Hamner Springs in the early hours of Monday morning has taken a massive toll on New Zealand.Since the initial quake, there have been two confirmed deaths, reportedly more than 20 injuries and more than 1400 aftershocks.

NZ earthquake: Kiwi tels join forces for Kaikoura revery

NZ earthquake: Kiwi tels join forces for Kaikoura revery The disaster earthquake that struck New Zealand yesterday damaged a major fibre optic cable that runs from the top of the South Island, along State Highway 1 through Clarence and Kaikoura, to Christchurch.Today, Spark is looking at following in Vodafone’s footsteps and installing a microwave backhaul link to improve mobile connectivity further.

NZ earthquake: Tels successfully restore broadband and IP voice services to Kaikoura

NZ earthquake: Tels successfully restore broadband and IP voice services to Kaikoura Since then, there has been success to restore telecommunications services in Kaikoura with broadband and IP voice services returning at last night at 11pm.And now, with the Wellington link established, the telcos advise that all of Kaikoura’s 1,466 broadband customers should see their broadband service restored.

Kaikoura earthquake: Tels successfully restore broadband and IP voice services

Kaikoura earthquake: Tels successfully restore broadband and IP voice services Since then, there has been success to restore telecommunications services in Kaikoura with broadband and IP voice services returning at last night at 11pm.And now, with the Wellington link established, the telcos advise that all of Kaikoura’s 1,466 broadband customers should see their broadband service restored.

Govt gives tel industry props for restoration efforts following quakes

Govt gives tel industry props for restoration efforts following quakes In a statement, Communications Minister Amy Adams has thanked the industry for returning services close to pre-quake levels.As a consequence of the quakes, a key fibre backbone running along the Kaikoura coast was disrupted at multiple locations.