Telecommunications in New Zealand

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Communications in New Zealand are fairly typical for an industrialised nation.

Telephones[edit]

Radio[edit]

Television[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Telecommunications Development Levy[edit]

The government charges a $50 million Telecommunications Development Levy annually to fund improvements to communications infrastructure such as the Rural Broadband Initiative. It is payable by telecommunications firms with a operating revenue of over $10 million, in proportion to their qualified revenue.[6]

Qualified firms Revenue % Levy due
Telecom 1,724,903,742.88 39.46% 19,729,644.17
Vodafone 996,719,896.79 22.80% 11,400,594.95
Chorus 980,965,000.00 22.44% 11,220,388.66
Vodafone Fixed 262,993,566.11 6.02% 3,008,150.16
Two Degrees Mobile 194,963,066.00 4.46% 2,230,009.61
Teamtalk 35,095,000.00 0.80% 401,420.58
Orcon 31,760,477.59 0.73% 363,279.94
FX Networks 26,391,757.70 0.60% 301,871.91
Vector 24,290,000.00 0.56% 277,831.77
CallPlus 19,843,596.31 0.45% 226,973.30
WorldxChange 14,392,000.00 0.33% 164,617.32
Kordia 10,489,000.00 0.24% 119,974.37
Woosh Wireless 8,062,060.00 0.18% 92,214.75
Bay City Communications 7,770,400.89 0.18% 88,878.72
Compass 7,171,796.14 0.16% 82,031.82
Snap 6,920,000.00 0.16% 79,151.74
REANNZ 4,547,000.00 0.10% 52,009.10
Transpower 4,273,000.00 0.10% 48,875.06
Enable Networks 3,954,000.00 0.09% 45,226.30
Trustpower 3,206,000.00 0.07% 36,670.59
Ultrafast Fibre 2,054,000.00 0.05% 23,493.88
Northpower 585,000.00 0.01% 6,691.30
Total 4,371,350,360.41 100% 50,000,000.00


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