TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA & TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Our objective to identify critical inflection points that we believe should inform industry strategic thinking, and to explain how we think these will manifest over the next 12-18 months for companies in Technology, Media, Telecommunications industries.
As an example, the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme is accelerating into 2016 with a rapidly increasing uptake in fibre broadband. In New Zealand this tipping point was reached in March 2015, when the fibre network passed 600,000 homes, at which point Netflix entered the New Zealand market. Since that time, as occurred in Singapore, demand for fast fibre services has exploded, and waiting times for connections have blown out.
Enable’s connection waiting time is currently around 40 days; Chorus reports 22 days, but 99 days for apartments, and 104 days for homes down rights of way, where consents are required.
FIBER TO THE HOME (FTTH)
Under the Government’s $2 billion Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) rollouts, more than 1.2 million New Zealanders can now connect to faster and more reliable internet. Currently, New Zealand households and businesses that were able to connect to UFB at the end of March 2016 to over 900,000. New Zealand's national ultra-fast broadband (UFB) uptake rate is currently a little over 20 percent with some towns approaching 30 percent. Even though the connections per month has now doubled to more than 10,000 per month compared to a year ago, the backlog has increased. Chorus and others involved in the UFB would need double the number of technicians to keep up with the demand and reduce the backlog.
How we can help you
We can help you manage risks and improve operational efficiencies by understanding:
that it's just not logistically possible to double the number of install technicians by mid-year, given the skill shortage
gaps in the currently process and innovation solutions
the gaps closers to drive operational efficiencies, including creative pro-active marketing