Barriers to connecting to UFB among TUANZ members
Ratings of 4 or 5 out of 5, 2015, % of survey respondents (n=113)
Percentage of respondents
|Monthly cost of the new service itself||4||14.4230769231%|
|Monthly cost of the new service itself||5||16.3461538462%|
|The one off installation cost||4||22.641509434%|
|The one off installation cost||5||18.8679245283%|
|The risk of business interruption during the installation||4||9.34579439252%|
|The risk of business interruption during the installation||5||19.6261682243%|
|The need to gain landlord or building owner’s consent||4||14.5631067961%|
|The need to gain landlord or building owner’s consent||5||9.70873786408%|
|Gaining neighbours’ consent where there’s a shared driveway or in a multi-unit complex||4||17.8217821782%|
|Gaining neighbours’ consent where there’s a shared driveway or in a multi-unit complex||5||12.8712871287%|
|Ability to provide a security alarm on the business premise||4||12.8712871287%|
|Ability to provide a security alarm on the business premise||5||10.8910891089%|
|Cost to buy or lease new software||4||10.2040816327%|
|Cost to buy or lease new software||5||7.14285714286%|
|Cost to buy or lease new hardware||4||11.0%|
|Cost to buy or lease new hardware||5||7.0%|
|Systems integration costs||4||14.2857142857%|
|Systems integration costs||5||8.16326530612%|
|Cost to break current communications contract||4||15.7894736842%|
|Cost to break current communications contract||5||11.5789473684%|
|Management are unaware or unconvinced of the benefits of UFB||4||12.6315789474%|
|Management are unaware or unconvinced of the benefits of UFB||5||4.21052631579%|
UFB: Ultra fast broadband
TUANZ: Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand
SME: Small and medium-sized enterprises (Less than 20 employees)
Corporate: Businesses with 20 or more employees
The results were segmented in two categories: SME and corporate. These were defined based on the employee count of the business (SME: 0-19; Corporate: 20+).
Some visualisations of the data do not include responses such as 'Don't know'.
Limitations of the data
The survey group was TUANZ members. They tend to be managers rather than technical, which explains why some don't know what connectivity they have. The respondents don't represent the general public or the SME community but those who have an interest in the telco space.
The total sample size was 216 respondents therefore smaller values should be viewed with caution.
Data provided by
UFB Business User Survey 2015
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Import & extraction details
File as imported: UFB Business User Survey 2015
From the dataset UFB Business User Survey 2015, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Fibre Survey
- Provided: 1,842 data points
This data forms the table Broadband - UFB Business User Survey data segmented by SME vs Corporate 2015.
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Purpose of collection
This survey was conducted by TUANZ and Crown Fibre Holdings in June 2015 to see how the environment had changed in the time since the last survey was undertaken in 2010. That survey was at the beginning of the UFB build and so there was little uptake and was looking at the likelihood of uptake. Half way through the build,TUANZ are wanting to see who's taken it up and if not, what the barriers are.