UFB – Ultra-Fast Broadband
A form of high speed communications being launched in NZ as part of a public/private partnership managed by Government entity Crown Fibre Holdings. UFB utilises fibre optic cabling to provide homes, businesses and schools with services such as the Internet and Telephony. The UFB infrastructure will be capable of delivering at least 100 Mbps download (from the Internet to the premises) and 50 Mbps upload (from the premises to the Internet).
RBI – Rural Broadband Initiative
High speed Internet communications being launched in delivered to rural communities by Telecom NZ and Vodafone NZ and overseen by Government entity Crown Fibre Holdings. RBI will utilise fibre optic and cellular technology to deliver varying speeds and will help ensure 97.8% of New Zealand households will receive a minimum peak Internet speed of 5Mbps (according to Vodafone NZ’s website).