Chorus is New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure company. We maintain and build a network predominantly made up of local telephone exchanges, cabinets and copper and fibre cables. Approximately 1.8 million lines are connected to homes and businesses throughout the country.
We operate an open access network working with many different phone and broadband providers to give access to our network and develop innovative new products and services. Our team helps these providers connect their home and business customers to the world.
You’ll see our 2,000 field technicians out and about. They’re working on our behalf to make about one million visits to New Zealand homes and businesses each year, maintaining and repairing existing phone and broadband lines – and installing new ones.
Right now, we’re laying 20,000km of fibre optic cable and ducting to make Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) available to rural communities and more than 830,000 homes and businesses across New Zealand. We work with Crown Fibre Holdings to identify priority users and to establish the eight-year deployment rollout.
Fibre can deliver large amounts of data further and faster to support services like broadband television and high definition video conferencing compared with the copper cables traditionally used for telecommunications services.
The future of telecommunications is exciting and we’re working hard to make it happen.