nbn co is futureproofing the fibre-to-the-curb component of its network by deploying distribution point units capable of supporting G.fast technology.
New Zealand's Ultrafast Broadband network now passes roughly 1.4m premises and has just under 669,000 subscribers.
New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau has rejected a 5G rollout proposal from operator Spark due to a plan to use Huawei equipment.
New Zealand's Commerce Commission has proposed new rules governing Chorus's transition of copper customers in the UFB network rollout footprint to fibre.
The ACCC may extend its Broadband Speed Claims Industry Guidance to fixed wireless services under proposed changes to the framework.
nbn co increased its first-quarter revenue to $620 million as the number of wholesale connections neared 4.4 million.
nbn co will introduce a new satellite service next year that will no longer count the use of essential internet services against a customer's data allowance.
Retail energy providers Origin Energy and Sumo Power have arranged to resell Optus nbn and wireless broadband services as part of power and telecoms bundles.
Average nbn speeds are improving, but 7% of households are receiving speeds of less than 50% of their maximum plan speeds, the ACCC said.
Chorus, the company operating New Zealand's Ultrafast Broadband wholesale fibre network, has agreed to cut the price cap for its 100/20 Mbps wholesale service.
Original nbn policy advisor Paul Budde said talk of an nbn writedown and sale to Telstra represents a chance to re-evaluate the nbn's impact on the common good.
nbn co's Focus on 50 promotion, which has helped adoption of higher-tier nbn plans to nearly triple to 2.1m, will wrap up at the end of October.
The New Zealand Government is well ahead of projections with the take-up of its Ultra-fast Broadband FTTP network, which offers speeds of up to 1 Gbps.
The Sunshine Coast regional council will be home to a new branch landing site for the planned 36 Tbps Japan-Guam-Australia cable.
Aussie Broadband has removed "congestion-free" claims from its advertising for nbn broadband services.