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New Zealand's mobile market continues to undergo significant developments. There have been considerable gains made in LTE services, with effective competition between Spark, Vodafone NZ and the country's third mobile operator 2degrees. Although LTE geographic coverage remains relatively poor, data collected in February 2016 by OpenSignal found that New Zealand retains the second highest overall LTE data speed, behind Singapore.
Mobile market penetration, at around 123% by early 2016, is growing steadily as customers make greater use of cheaper bundled offerings and mobile data services. Growth is also being stimulated by wider coverage provided under the RBI.
This report provides market analyses as well as operating and revenue statistics and forecasts for the New Zealand mobile market.
Sky and Vodafone announce merger; Vodafone ramps up RBI speeds to 30Mb/s; Spark pays $9 million for a 70MHz block of spectrum in the 2.3GHz band; 2degrees preps for an IPO to raise funds for network upgrades, extends LTE to 70% of its network; Spark and Huawei commercialise 4.5G services offering data at above 1Gb/s; Vodafone New Zealand commercialises dual-band CA LTE service; Spark and Vodafone deploy 700MHz LTE wireless broadband in rural areas; 2degrees reports strong growth in revenue, acquires the ISP Snap to enter the fixed-mobile convergence market; Vodafone teams with Netflix to provide content on smartphones, reports 2% increase in revenue for FY2016; report update includes telcos' financial and operating results to fiscal 2016, regulator's market updates, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
2degrees, Skinny, Clear Mobitel, TelstraClear, Black+White, CallPlus, Compass, Gemalto, Orcon, Vodafone New Zealand, Spark New Zealand.
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