The Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards 2019

Thursday 7th November 2019 at Crowne Plaza, Auckland 

Andrew Button

Andrew is the Executive Programme Director of the Rural Connectivity Group (RCG).

With more than 25 years global experience in building and leading high-performance teams in the telecommunications sector, Andrew’s background includes roles in finance, corporate treasury, sales, marketing and operations. In those roles he has been instrumental in delivering exceptional customer experience, positive and sustained employee engagement and exceeding stakeholder outcomes.

During 2019, in partnership with Crown Infrastructure Partners, RCG began the process of switching on the first of what will be more than 400 new mobile towers in areas of rural New Zealand, providing connectivity in some parts for the very first time. At least 34,000 rural homes and businesses will gain mobile and high-speed mobile broadband coverage by the end of 2022. Additionally, 32 rural state highways will gain mobile coverage, and at least 100 top Kiwi tourist destinations will no longer be ‘off the grid’.