Friday, July 28, 2006

Telecom New Zealand ADSL2 On Track

In New Zealand, the roll out of ADSL2-plus broadband service by Telecom New Zealand is still on track for October in the major urban areas.

The enhanced service is planned to give more than 50 per cent of the subscriber network access speeds of 10 megabits per second.

The whole issue of broadband service has been contentious in New Zealand with consumers complaining that access speeds are too slow. The ADSL2 move is partly in response to these complaints and Government calling for greater transparency in governance at Telecom New Zealand.

In a related development, Telecom New Zealand told media that that it expects that IPTV (Internet Protocol for Television) will start late in 2007 but had yet to decide on the IPTV platform.

The company said the choice is between Alcatel and Microsoft TV systems.

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