Fibre connections up 67% in a year


The number of actively used fibre-optic connections in New Zealand reached 397,000 in the year ended June 2017, Stats NZ said today. This is up 67 percent from the June 2016 year. Fibre-optic connections now make up 21 percent of all connections in New Zealand, compared with 12 percent in the June 2016 year.

That’s huge growth. Over the last three years fibre connections have gone from 46,000 to 397,000 – a 750% increase.

Over the last three years we have seen:

  • Fibre connections up 750%
  • Monthly data usage up 420% to 276 Petabytes
  • Percentage who have a download speed of over 50 Mb/s up from 7% to 25%.
  • Percentage who have no data cap gone from 8% to 62%

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