Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • UFB rollout is ahead of schedule

    The government is trumpeting the latest figures for the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) rollout as showing the project is ahead of schedule.

  • Telecom NZ begins hunt for new CEO

    Telecom New Zealand (ASX:TEL) has kicked off the search for a new chief executive to replace the telco's outgoing head, Paul Reynolds.

  • NZ Telecom seals Chorus demerger

    Telecom New Zealand (ASX:TEL) has completed the demerger of its Chorus division, making way for its participation in the country’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative.

  • Ultrafast Fibre signs UFB NZ deal with Huawei

    New Zealand residents living in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki and Wanganui regions will have access to the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) network by 2012 following a deal between Ultrafast Fibre and Huawei NZ.

  • Chorus kicks off UFB construction

    Telecom NZ’s (ASX:TEL) Chorus division has kicked of construction of the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative following its contract win in May to deploy fibre in 24 of the 33 candidate areas.

  • Telecom NZ finally scores piece of UFB project

    Telecom NZ (ASX:TEL) has finally secured a piece of the ultra fast broadband (UFB) initiative with the telco’s Chorus business chosen to deploy fibre in the remaining 24 of the 33 candidate areas.

  • Telecom NZ looks to boost "free cash", reduce capex

    Highlights of the January-March quarter for Telecom include Gen-i winning the Fletcher Building mobile contract from Vodafone, an increase in the dividend from the Southern Cross cable to $NZ23 million, from $14 million last year, and ongoing reductions in capital expenditure.

  • Low cost broadband key to NBN uptake

    Having a cost-effective national telecommunications infrastructure is vital if major broadband projects like the NBN are to be adopted by industry and consumers, according to two communications managers.