Wholesale fixed line provider Chorus has confirmed that its Hyperfibre broadband service offering download speeds of up to 4Gbps is now available across the entirety of its Ultra-Fast Broadband 1 (UFB1) network, putting it within reach of around 75% of New Zealand’s population. The service, which uses Nokia’s XGS-PON fibre solution capable of supporting symmetric speeds of up to 10Gbps, was initially launched in February this year in selected regions covered by phase one of Chorus’s UFB network, with 2Gbps or 4Gbps retail plans currently available and an 8Gbps option set to launch ‘soon’.
Ed Hyde, Chorus Chief Customer Officer, said: ‘The congestion free and highly secure fibre broadband network we’ve built in New Zealand over the past decade as part of the UFB programme has set a new standard for reliable internet in this country. Hyperfibre is the next evolution in this digital ecosystem and it will provide a platform for many generations to innovate, live and play. It really does reinforce the value of fibre as a broadband connection type and shows just how near limitless the network is.’