Following on from its acquisition of internet service provider (ISP) Snap earlier this year, New Zealand operator 2degrees has signalled its entrance in to the country’s fixed broadband market with the launch of its first consumer plans. Two residential broadband tariffs are now available, each offering ‘the best connection available up to 30Mbps’; the first is priced at NZD69 (USD45.6) per month for a data allowance of 80GB and the second costs NZD89 per month for unlimited data, while new and existing 2degrees mobile contract customers will also receive a NZD10 discount on a bundled package. Fibre customers can upgrade their speeds for an additional NZD10 per month (down/upload speeds of 100Mbps/20Mbps), NZD30 (200Mbps/20Mbps) and NZD50 per month (200Mbps/200Mbps). The firm has also partnered with content provider Sky NEON to give customers unlimited access to movies and TV for the first six months.
‘Today we see one of our key strategic goals come to fruition – providing both mobile and broadband services to our customers,’ commented the operator’s CEO Stewart Sherriff, adding: ‘2degrees’ purchase of Snap earlier this year has allowed us to accelerate our entry in to the broadband market using Snap’s incredible national network infrastructure. With residential and enterprise customers now able to access 2degrees broadband, and business customers shortly, we are now well positioned to compete in all segments of the market to support our customers’ growing digital needs.’