The broadband service provider market is dominated by Telecom, with a number of players offering some resistance including ihug
, TelstraClear, ICONZ and Wave Internet.
Companies mentioned in this report include - iHug
, 2degrees, Telecom, Chorus, Vocus Communications, TelstraClear, Orcon, Compass, M2, TeamTalk, CallPlus, Vodafone, First Mobile, BellSouth NZ, MySky, Kordia, Axia.
and CallPlus gain unconstrained UBS access 3.
This followed a previous major acquisition of New Zealand-based ISP ihug
Voice and data bundling has already been introduced by a number of players, including Telecom, Orcon and ihug
In March 2007 Vodafone and ihug
implemented a bundling strategy which allows customers to sign up for any of ihug
's products in Vodafone retail stores, and in late 2007, Vodafone introduced a triple-play fixed voice, mobile and Internet service to the market.
TelstraClear is Telecom's major competitor in fixed-line access, although Vodafone has entered into a partnership with ihug
, which provides business and residential dial-up and ADSL broadband Internet bundled with direct-dial toll calling, as well as web hosting and domain-name registration services.