The New Zealand telecommunications industry is undergoing fundamental change. Growth is driven by exponential demand for local, backbone, and international broadband capacity. Initiatives such as the New Zealand government ultra-fast broadband project (through Crown Fibre Holdings) and the development of new international fibre optic systems will have a major impact on the industry and its regulatory environment - affecting both suppliers and customers.
Our information and communications technology (ICT) group is heavily involved in these changes. We have an intimate, hands-on knowledge of the challenges facing clients in the telecommunications sector. Our expertise includes network establishment, capacity leasing (including indefeasible right of use agreements (IRUs)), interconnection, managed services contracts, joint ventures, and regulatory advice.
We act for telecommunications network providers, equipment suppliers, resellers, distributors, service providers, and major users.
- Kordia New Zealand - sale of Orcon, New Zealand's fourth largest internet service provider
- Central Fibre Consortium - advising on bid for Ultra-Fast Broadband Project
- Northpower - advising on UFB bid for Whangarei region, UFB Reference Offer and various issues arising in connection with the network build project
- Enable Networks/Enable Services - advising on UFB Reference Offer and various issues arising in connection with the network build project
- Kordia - trans-Tasman fibre optic cable project
- Kordia/Counties Power - backbone fibre optic cable IRUs
- Ministry of Economic Development - $1.5 billion Ultra-Fast Broadband Project (a public private partnership (PPP))
- Mighty River Power - telecommunications network procurement and implementation
- Inland Revenue - telecommunications outsourcing to TelstraClear, one of the first and largest VoIP telco deals in New Zealand's history
- Inland Revenue - $53 million mainframe replacement and services arrangements with EDS, and the subsequent upgrade of the mainframe
- Ericsson - various projects including the supply and support of a national backbone IP network, a nationwide network build project, the provision of satellite services and the supply and support of a microwave communications network for the New Zealand Police
- Nokia Siemens Networks - managed services arrangement for a large-scale national telecommunications network operation
- New Zealand Defence Force - telecommunications outsourcing arrangements with Telecom
- Transpower - outsourcing the operation and maintenance of its internal telecommunications network, including network enhancement/build aspects
- Land Information New Zealand - procurement services agreement with Telecom and a new contact management system, extension and re-negotiation of the Landonline support contract with IBM, further phases of Landonline development with IBM, and an RFP for laptops and telecommunications outsourcing to Telecom
- Canon New Zealand - arrangements entered into with TelstraClear for the migration of its telephony services to a fully managed converged VoIP solution for all its voice and data requirements
- Toll Networks - transition to new service provider arrangements following the sale of Toll's rail business back to the Crown.