Broadband Internet connections in New Zealand by type of technology
As at June 2014–2018, thousands
|Year as at June||Broadband technology||
Number of broadband connections
|2014||Cellular, satellite, cable, and fixed wireless||550,000|
|2014||Digital subscriber line||1,321,000|
|2015||Cellular, satellite, cable, and fixed wireless||485,000|
|2015||Digital subscriber line||1,335,000|
|2016||Cellular, satellite, cable, and fixed wireless||425,000|
|2016||Digital subscriber line||1,204,000|
|2017||Cellular, satellite, cable, and fixed wireless||460,000|
|2017||Digital subscriber line||982,000|
|2018||Cellular, satellite, cable, and fixed wireless||441,000|
|2018||Digital subscriber line||829,000|
Number includes all business and residential broadband connections.
Cellular technology includes all connections via data cards, dongle, USB modem, or tablet SIM card. Mobile phone connections to the Internet are excluded.
Data as at 30 June.
For more information
The Internet Service Provider (ISP) Survey is a survey sent to all New Zealand-based Internet service providers. The target population for the ISP Survey in 2018 was 92 businesses.
Businesses that provided other Internet services, such as web and domain hosting, but that did not provide ISP services, were excluded from the population. This is because the primary activity of an ISP is providing a connection to the Internet. Web-hosting units do not meet this condition, but rather, provide Internet-based services. Businesses that provide only occasional or unmetered access (including Internet cafes, kiosks, libraries, and universities) are also excluded. The activity of this group is covered by the ISP each business subscribes to, and so do not need to be surveyed separately.
Data provided by
Internet Service Provider Survey: Main tables 2018
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Internet service provider survey: 2018' under the Download Data title
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Internet Service Provider Survey: Main tables 2018
From the dataset Internet Service Provider Survey: Main tables 2018, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Table 3
- Provided: 40 data points
This data forms the table Internet - Broadband Internet connections by technology 2014–2018.
Dataset originally released on:
October 08, 2018
Purpose of collection
The main objective of the ISP Survey is to provide the government with information on the total number and nature of the subscribers that use New Zealand based ISPs to connect either permanently or regularly to the internet.
Method of collection/Data provider
The Internet service provider survey used to be a postal survey of all businesses that meet the population selection criteria. In 2018 Stats NZ tried a new online mode for the survey.