Communications in New Zealand


Communications in New Zealand

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

Telephones

*Main lines in use: 1.92 million (2000)
*Telephones - mobile cellular:
**3.6 million (2005) Two network operators. CDMA, EV-DO, GSM, HSDPA and UMTS systems.
*Telephone system: Excellent international and domestic systems
**Domestic: Individual lines available to 99% of residences. Electronic exchanges, optical fibre and microwave links between cities and submarine optical fibre cables between North Island and 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 Base in Antarctica and the United States base McMurdo Station nearby.
**See also: Telecom New Zealand, TelstraClear (operating companies); Citylink Wellington

Radio

*Radio broadcast stations: AM 124, FM 290, shortwave 4 (1998)
**See also: List of radio stations in New Zealand
*Radios: 3.75 million (1997)

Television

*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 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

*Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 36 (2000)
*Internet users: 2.11 million (2002)
*Country code (Top level domain): .nz

References

*CIA_WFB_2003

External links

* [http://www.ewnz.co.nz/SundayProgramme.wmv Video about the lack of competition in NZ mobile market] (WMV) produced by TVNZ

ee also

* Economy of New Zealand New Zealand topics


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