The state of our telecommunications market

An interesting report from the Commerce Commission on our market. Some key points:

  • Calling on a mobile phone is becoming more popular than calling on a fixed‑line phone, with mobile voice minutes poised to overtake fixed‑line voice minutes
  • Fixed connections continued growing to reach 1.45 million as at 30 June 2015
  • Average data consumed per fixed line is 48 GB/mth up from 32 GB
  • A bundle sufficient for 900 calls and 2GB of data in February 2016 could be purchased for $59 a month compared to $69 in August 2014
  • Fixed line broadband connections per 100 pop have increased from 22.8 in 2008 to 32.6 in 2015
  • Average broadband speed up from 3Mbps in 2008 to 9.3 in 2015
  • 121 mobile phones per 100 people
  • 197,000 premises connected to fibre
  • 922,000 premises have fibre available

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