New deal provides faster internet for rural NZ
A new deal between a New Zealand telecommunications provider and one of Asia’s leading satellite providers will give kiwis faster internet.
Farmside, one of New Zealand’s leading satellite telecommunication providers, has signed a deal with satellite provider IPSTAR.
IPSTAR is owned by Thaicom PCL, a satellite provider operating out of Thailand which is considered a leader in its field.
Farmside currently services some 13,000 customers, predominately focusing on rural New Zealand Farmside CEO Richie Smith says.
“We know the roll out of the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) is many years away for many communities. With satellite, rural customers can enjoy the same benefits now as urban New Zealanders today.
“Farmside has secured increased and faster capacity from IPSTAR which will deliver more competitive high speed broadband to New Zealand,” Mr Smith says.