The Government has today announced that contracts have been signed with New Zealand’s 3 major telecommunications network operators to accelerate the roll-out of 5G services and improve rural connectivity.
The Government has released a new 10-year vision for digital connectivity networks. ‘Lifting Connectivity in Aotearoa’ outlines a vision for the future of digital connectivity networks across the motu and sets an ambition to improve access to connectivity networks for more Kiwis.
The Government has launched the Remote Users Scheme, a new initiative which aims to equip as many rural and remote New Zealanders as possible with the digital connectivity infrastructure needed to access broadband services where they live.
The Government has announced it is working with New Zealand’s 3 major network operators (Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees) and shared network infrastructure provider Dense Air to enable improvements to rural connectivity and the accelerated roll-out of 5G services to small towns across New Zealand.