Telecom makes shortlist for UFB

Telecom makes shortlist for UFB

Telecom to negotiate with government to build Auckland and Wellington fibre networks.

Crown Fibre Holdings has just announced the selection of a further three parties for priority negotiations in the ultra-fast broadband (UFB) initiative and Telecom features prominently. In a statement today, CFH has announced the following three parties:

Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Ltd: covering 25 candidate areas;

Enable Networks: covering Christchurch and Rangiora ; and

Flute Joint Venture represented by Aurora Energy Ltd: covering Dunedin

CFH chairman Simon Allen says the three parties have provided attractive proposals to CFH , including a combination of access prices in line with those announced last week, the ability to complete the UFB build within the Government's allocated budget, as well as having industry experience and financial strength.

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