Fibre in the Media
Swedish communications company Ericsson have signed a deal with fibre-optics company Northpower to supply the equipment that will power a component of Whangarei’s Ultra-Fast Broadband network.
Northpower Fibre’s Ultra-Fast Broadband network is ahead of schedule, with fibre now passing more than 3700 Whangarei premises after just a matter of months.
Northpower Fibre has appointed Darren Mason as its CEO following a six month stint as acting CEO and an extensive external recruitment process.
The Central Fibre Consortium has been shortlisted for prioritised negotiations with Crown Fibre Holdings over the ultra-fast broadband initiative.
Northpower CEO Mark Gatland has welcomed the news another member of the New Zealand Regional Fibre Group is a step closer to helping build a Government backed ultra-fast fibre network.
The roll out of ultra fast broadband (UFB) around the country is now underway with the first fibre laid today at Manaia View School in Whangarei.
The New Zealand Regional Fibre Group is welcoming news that the Government has selected two of its members to begin building New Zealand’s ultra-fast fibre network.
Northpower is excited with the news today that it has successfully completed negotiations with Crown Fibre Holdings to be a partner for the initial roll out of the Government’s ultra fast broadband initiative.
Crown Fibre Holdings announced on 09 September that Northpower is one of three parties to be chosen to progress to the negotiation stage with Crown Fibre Holdings as part of the partner selection process for the first stage roll out of the Government’s ultra fast broadband initiative.
New Zealand Regional Fibre Group members are the only organisations short-listed for ‘prioritised negotiations’ with Crown Fibre Holdings to begin building the Government-backed ultra-fast broadband network.
Five electricity lines and fibre companies within the nationwide lines and fibre collective who are represented in three UFB bids, have this morning been short-listed for ‘prioritised negotiations’ by CFH.
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