Telecommunications in New Zealand
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Communications in New Zealand are fairly typical for an industrialised nation.
- Country calling code: 64
- Mobile phone system:
- Number of mobile connections: 4.7 million (2010)
- Coverage available to approx 97% of the population.
- 2degrees (operating GSM and UMTS)
- Telecom New Zealand (operating UMTS and HSDPA)
- Vodafone New Zealand (operating GSM, UMTS HSDPA and LTE).
- Fixed-line telephone system:
- Cable and microwave links:
- Radio broadcast stations: AM 124, FM 290, shortwave 4 (1998), 4 on Freeview digital satellite.
- See also: List of radio stations in New Zealand
- Radios: 3.75 million (1997)
- Television broadcast stations: 41 (plus 52 medium-power repeaters and over 650 low-power repeaters) (1997)
- These transmit 4 nationwide free-to-air networks and a few regional or local single transmitter stations. Analogue to be phased out by end of 2013.
- Digital Satellite pay TV is also available and carries most terrestrial networks.
- Freeview digital free satellite with a dozen SD channels, with SD feeds of the terrestrial HD freeview channels.
- Freeview, free-to-air digital terrestrial HD and SD content.
- Cable TV is available in some urban areas in conjunction with telephone services.
- See also: List of New Zealand television channels
- Televisions: 1.926 million (1997)
- Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 36 (2000)
- Internet users: 2.11 million (2002)
- Country code (Top level domain): .nz
- Telecom New Zealand Website – Information about mobile network
- Putt, Sarah (29 September 2011). "CallPlus switches from Vodafone to Telecom for mobile". Computer World. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
- Vodafone NZ Website – Information about mobile network and 4G
- Orcon. "Orcon@Mobile Broadband and Phone Packages". Orcon. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
- "More mobile choices for NZ". Stuff.co.nz. 8 September 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook document "2003 edition".
- Video about the lack of competition in NZ mobile market (WMV) produced by TVNZ