- NZ operator Chorus takes pride in building and managing one of the world's best open access internet networks.
- The company has announced that the first 8Gbps symmetrical Hyperfibre retail connection is already live.
- Retail ISP Orcon is the first to sign on as the first active customer for the new blazing fast broadband service.
Chorus, a New Zealand wholesale operator, takes pride in building and managing one of the world's best open access internet networks. The company also rolls out ultra-fast broadband that is set to benefit generations to come. Overall, phone and broadband providers access their network to offer innovative products and services to end-users.
Recently, the company has announced that the first 8Gbps symmetrical Hyperfibre retail connection is already live, just only one week after the launch of the service. The amazingly fast service is said to be accessible to about 150,000 residential and business customers in Auckland and Wellington.
Retail ISP Orcon is the first to sign on as the first active customer for the new blazing fast broadband service. Orcon is the only retail ultrafast broadband network operator that announced its plans to introduce an 8Gbps Hyperfibre service. Orcon is a Vocus Group subsidiary and it is also New Zealand’s fourth-largest ISP. Orcon is also the first provider to launch retail UFB services back in 2011.
Consumer and Business Chief Executive of Orcon's parent company, Vocus, Taryn Hamilton said that "If there’s one thing we have learned over the years, it’s that people will always find ways to make the most of the latest technology.”
“Hyperfibre plans offer speeds that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, but we have innovative and enthusiastic Kiwis getting onboard with 2Gbps, 4Gbps, and now 8Gbps speeds. On a personal level, I love seeing New Zealand on the bleeding edge of broadband technology, it bodes well for our future as an exporter of tech. That and it’s just damn cool.”
According to Chorus chief customer officer Ed Hyde, the launch of the 8Gbps service provides a guarantee when it comes to the nation ranking among the most technologically advanced nations in the world by telecommunications access.
He also said that: "Fibre is energy-efficient, fast and offers a stable broadband connection. It is rapidly becoming essential with the ever-increasing uptake of ultra-high-definition video, cloud storage, video uploads, advanced gaming, and working from home. As a result, broadband speed and sufficient capacity are now more critical than ever.”
Chorus first launched its Hyperfibre gigabit-tier fibre services late last year. This includes both 2Gbps and 4Gbps services. Chorus then revealed that of the “hundreds” of Hyperfibre connections now active, 86% are for consumers, and 65% are subscribed to the 4Gbps symmetrical service. However, unlike the 2Gbps and 4Gbps services, only the 8Gbps service is currently available in six central exchange areas in Auckland and four in Wellington.