- Communications in New Zealand
New Zealandare fairly typical for an industrializednation.
*Main lines in use: 1.92 million (2000)
*Telephones - mobile cellular:
**3.6 million (2005) Two network operators.
CDMA, EV-DO, GSM, HSDPAand UMTSsystems.
*Telephone system: Excellent international and domestic systems
**Domestic: Individual lines available to 99% of residences. Electronic exchanges, optical fibre and
microwavelinks between cities and submarine optical fibre cables between North Islandand South Island. Two network operators as well as several alternative toll service providers.
**International: Submarine cables, see
Southern Cross Cable(to Australia and Hawaii), TASMAN 2 (Australia-New Zealand) and PacRimEast or Pacific Rim East (New Zealand-Hawaii); Satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat( Pacific Ocean)
Country calling code+64, which is also used to reach Scott Basein Antarcticaand the United States base McMurdo Stationnearby.
Telecom New Zealand, TelstraClear(operating companies); Citylink Wellington
*Radio broadcast stations: AM 124,
FM290, shortwave4 (1998)
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 as well as 3 nationwide UHF pay TV networks and a few regional or local single transmitter stations.
**Digital Satellite pay TV is also available and carries most terrestrial networks.
Cable TVis available in some urban areas in conjunction with telephone services.
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):
* [http://www.ewnz.co.nz/SundayProgramme.wmv Video about the lack of competition in NZ mobile market] (
WMV) produced by TVNZ
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