New Zealand - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

This report assesses the key statistical data and regulatory measures in New Zealand’s telecom market. It covers the fixed-line market and developments in the rollout of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network. The fixed-line voice market (voice calls and local access) continues to lose overall share of the telecom services market, partly caused by the drop in call prices and volumes as the uptake of mobile and other P2P services continues.

Key developments:

Government signs off on a reform package aimed at improving the Telecommunications Act and modernising the telecom sector; UCLL lines fall to 89,00 by end-2016; Crown Fibre Holdings to be rebranded as Crown Infrastructure Partners and invest in greenfield housing infrastructure; Spark, 2degrees and Vodafone make a joint bid for RBI2; Spark planning to replace PSTN network with an IP-based network by 2022; three fibre providers launch wholesale 1Gb/s services; Vodafone NZ’s proposed merger with Sky cancelled; AARNet signs partnership with REANNZ and Southern Cross Cable Networks to provide New Zealand researchers with access to international connectivity; report includes ComCom and Statistics New Zealand data for 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Spark New Zealand, Chorus, Vodafone, 2degrees, TelstraClear, Orcon, Snap, CallPlus.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key statistics
  • 3. Telecommunications market
    • 3.1 Market analysis
  • 4. Regulatory environment
    • 4.1 UBA, UCLL, LLU and UBS access market developments
      • 4.1.1 Determination on wholesale services
      • 4.1.2 Minor changes post Spark and Chorus demerger
  • 5. Telecommunications Service Obligations (Kiwi Share)
    • 5.1 Telecommunications Development Levy – 2010 - 2017
  • 6. Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS)
    • 6.1 Overview
  • 7. Telecommunications Dispute Resolution (TDR)
  • 8. Number Portability (NP)
  • 9. Fixed network operators
    • 9.1 Spark
      • 9.1.1 Vocus (CallPlus, M2)
      • 9.1.2 Black+White
  • 10. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 10.1 Overview of the national telecom network
    • 10.2 UFB
      • 10.2.1 New networks adding financial value to the economy
    • 10.3 Wholesale fibre
    • 10.4 Spark Joint Venture with Vocus
    • 10.5 Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI)
    • 10.6 International infrastructure
  • 11. Smart infrastructure
    • 11.1 Renewable energy use target set for 2025
    • 11.2 Electric vehicles trials and wireless chargers
    • 11.3 Smart meters
    • 11.4 Smart grids
    • 11.5 Smart cities
    • 11.6 Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 12. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Country statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 2 – Telecom services revenue and investment statistics – 2016
  • Table 3 – Telephone network statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 4 – Internet statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 5 – Broadband statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 7 – Telecom sector revenue – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 8 – Telecom investment by sector – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 9 – Access subscriptions by sector – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 10 – Regulated UCLL and UBA pricing – 2010 – 2012; 2014 - 2015
  • Table 11 – UCLL lines – 2002 - 2016
  • Table 12 – Annual cost of TDL – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 13 – Sprint payments from TRS/TSO – 2004 - 2014
  • Table 21 – Local access lines – 2002 - 2018
  • Table 22 – Local service calling revenue – 2002 - 2016
  • Table 23 – Fixed-line voice traffic use per connection – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 24 – Fixed-line voice traffic use by type – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 25 – Fixed-line retail revenue – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 26 – UFB lines – 2012 - 2017
  • Chart 1 – Overview of key telecoms subscribers by sector – 2006 - 2018
  • Exhibit 1 – UBA services background
  • Exhibit 2 – Regulatory timeline – scheduled UBA and other services launch by service variant
  • Exhibit 3 – Liable operators for the TDL levy
  • Exhibit 4 – The 33 UFB regions by UFB LFC deployment by company

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