2degrees has become the first nationwide customer for Chorus’ 100Gbps backhaul service, with the announcement of a multiyear contract to use Chorus as its primary provider of national backhaul capacity.
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2degrees has reported its first profit, for the year ending December 31 2016, saying it doubled the size of its fixed broadband subscriber base during the year, albeit from a small base: it was only the first full year for the service.
Spark has been quick to respond to 2degrees’ 3 April announcement of its ‘unlimited’ mobile plans, by launching simultaneously under its Spark and Skinny brands mobile plans that “allow customers to use their mobiles without restriction by providing data without a cap, unlimited voice calling and unlimited texting.”
2degrees has launched a new data option, Data Clock, for its prepaid mobile customers that enables them to purchase data for a predetermined time rather than by volume, using technology from Finnish company Comptel.
Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees have made a submission to the Government proposing to use the recently announced Rural Broadband Initiative Extension (RBI2) and Mobile Black Spot Fund to improve rural broadband and mobile infrastructure.
Vodafone and Spark have a long way to go before their customers feel satisfied with their service, according to a damning Consumer NZ’s latest internet service provider (ISP) survey.
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