Telecommunication in New Zealand

The development of telecommunications in New Zealand is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +64, there were a total of 8.16 million connections in 2018. Among them were 6.40 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

The expansion of the broadband Internet in New Zealand is roughly equal to the EU average. Around 91% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 34% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 3.03 million webhosts, New Zealand is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.

Spread of internet connections in New Zealand 1990 - 2017

Broadband internet in New Zealand 2000 - 2018

Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018

Mobile phones in New Zealand 1990 - 2018

Spreading in 2018 New Zealand
New Zealand
Broadband users 1.65 m 34.02 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 1.76 m 36.36 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 6.40 m 132.20 % 545.16 m 122.02 %