TelstraClear has acknowledged the opportunities presented by the Government’s UFB project in a media statement announcing the imminent availability of T-Box, an IPTV-enabled set top box. In the statement, TelstraClear notes “The T-Box is another example of the new range of products and services, including our market-leading broadband services, that TelstraClear is developing to deliver to New Zealanders as fibre reaches their homes”. T-Box is currently available to TelstraClear InHome customers in Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch. Its availability will be extended as the UFB network is built. Installations of T-Box in areas that can already be connected begin on Monday. TelstraClear has also begun trialling an ultra-fast broadband package to a group of residential customers in Wellington, with speeds of up to 100Mbit/s. The trial is being carried out on TelstraClear’s HFC (hybrid fibre coax network) in Wellington.
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