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Telecommunications in New Zealand

Communications in New Zealand are fairly typical for an industrialised nation.

Contents

  • Telephones 1
  • Radio 2
  • Television 3
  • Internet 4
  • Telecommunications Development Levy 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7

Telephones

  • Country calling code: 64
  • Mobile phone system:
    • Number of mobile connections: 4.7 million (2010)
    • Coverage available to approx 97% of the population.
    • Operators:
  • Fixed-line telephone system:
    • Number of fixed line connections: 1.92 million (2000)
    • Individual lines available to 99% of residences.
    • Operators:
      • Chorus Limited
        • A large numbers of ISPs (referred to as "retail service providers") retail Chorus' connections to personal and business customers. Chorus does not retail internet connections.
  • Cable and microwave links:

Radio

Television

  • Television broadcast stations: 41 (plus 52 medium-power repeaters and over 650 low-power repeaters) (1997)
    • These transmit 4 nationwide free-to-air networks and a few regional or local single transmitter stations. Analogue to be phased out by end of 2013.
    • Digital Satellite pay TV is also available and carries most terrestrial networks.
    • Freeview digital free satellite with a dozen SD channels, with SD feeds of the terrestrial HD freeview channels.
    • Freeview, free-to-air digital terrestrial HD and SD content.
    • Cable TV is available in some urban areas with Vodafone's broadband services.
    • See also: List of New Zealand television channels
  • Televisions: 1.926 million (1997)

Internet

Telecommunications Development Levy

The government charges a $50 million Telecommunications Development Levy annually to fund improvements to communications infrastructure such as the Rural Broadband Initiative. It is payable by telecommunications firms with an operating revenue of over $10 million, in proportion to their qualified revenue.[9]
Qualified firms Revenue % Levy due
Telecom 1,724,903,742.88 39.90% 19,951,199.55
Vodafone 996,719,896.79 23.06% 11,528,618.71
Chorus 980,965,000.00 22.69% 11,346,388.78
Vodafone Fixed 262,993,566.11 6.08% 3,041,930.39
Two Degrees Mobile 194,963,066.00 4.51% 2,255,051.65
Teamtalk 35,095,000.00 0.81% 405,928.36
Orcon 31,760,477.59 0.73% 367,359.41
FX Networks 26,391,757.70 0.61% 305,261.80
Vector 24,290,000.00 0.56% 280,951.70
CallPlus 19,843,596.31 0.46% 229,522.11
WorldxChange 14,392,000.00 0.33% 166,465.91
Kordia 10,489,000.00 0.24% 121,321.63
Woosh Wireless 8,062,060.00 0.00% 0.00
Bay City Communications 7,770,400.89 0.00% 0.00
Compass 7,171,796.14 0.00% 0.00
Snap 6,920,000.00 0.00% 0.00
REANNZ 4,547,000.00 0.00% 0.00
Transpower 4,273,000.00 0.00% 0.00
Enable Networks 3,954,000.00 0.00% 0.00
Trustpower 3,206,000.00 0.00% 0.00
Ultrafast Fibre 2,054,000.00 0.00% 0.00
Northpower 585,000.00 0.00% 0.00
Total 4,371,350,360.41 100% 50,000,000.00

See also

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ http://www.digitalisland.co.nz/products/mobile+phones+plans.html
  3. ^
  4. ^ http://www.compass.net.nz/mobile/
  5. ^ Vodafone NZ Website – Information about mobile network and 4G LTE
  6. ^ http://www.bw.co.nz/
  7. ^
  8. ^
  9. ^ http://www.comcom.govt.nz/regulated-industries/telecommunications/tdl/2012-13-telecommunications-development-levy/
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