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By 2025, 99% of New Zealanders will enjoy peak speeds of 50Mbps

A wave that keeps on building

An exponential wave of change has been building over the last 20 years as every improvement in digital technology and network capability has been matched - and exceeded – by a corresponding rise in demand.

What we do with technology today would have been impossible ten years ago. Every day, it’s estimated that over 1.8 billion photos are uploaded and shared on the internet. By 2017, nearly a million minutes of video will cross the internet every second. And according to global estimates, by 2020 there could be over 50 billion devices connecting to all that data.

Here in New Zealand, the tyranny of distance is crumbling in the face of technology, allowing us to stand at the leading edge of this digital revolution. We now expect service when we want it, wherever we are.

The average New Zealand home now consumes almost twice as much data on average per day as they did a year ago.

It’s as much data in a month as the entire country consumed in a day, only 15 years ago.

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Meeting future demand for data

- Continued rollout of 4G mobile data networks

- Huge investments in fibre driving uptake to the fastest in the OECD

- Core optical transport network and local network upgrades

- Additional Trans-Tasman cable underway

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Predictions


what the future looks like
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Last Modified On Thursday, 27 July 2017