The Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards 2019

Thursday 7th November 2019 at Crowne Plaza, Auckland 

Winners

Last night saw more than 200 senior-level professionals from the New Zealand Internet and Communications Technology sector come together at the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards to celebrate the best of the best in the New Zealand broadband sector.

The awards were hosted at the Crowne Plaza by Broadband Compare, a free to use broadband comparison website operated by NZ Compare and TUANZ, the independent, not-for-profit membership association with over 170 New Zealand corporate and individual members.

The 2019 Broadband Compare TUANZ Award Winners are:



NZ Compare People's Choice Award 2019

This award is for the broadband provider who is voted the best overall service provider in NZ by the public.

WINNER:

Stuff Fibre

 

Entry criteria

TUANZ NZ Broadband Provider of the Year 2019

The TUANZ NZ Broadband Provider of the Year is the supreme award chosen by the Judges from the winners of the other Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards categories, excluding the Broadband Compare People’s Choice Award, and is announced on the night. 

WINNER:

Stuff Fibre

 

Entry criteria

NZ Wholesaler of the Year 2019

This award is for the strongest overall Wholesale Broadband provider in New Zealand.

WINNER:

Vocus


 

Entry criteria

Best Fibre Broadband Provider 2019

This award is for the strongest overall Fibre Broadband service provider in New Zealand. This category is open to NZ ISPs and organisations who provide at least one specific Fibre broadband service to NZ consumers or organisations.

WINNER:

Stuff Fibre

Entry criteria

Best Bundled Plan 2019

Open to NZ ISPs and organisations who provide at least one ‘bundled’ broadband service to NZ consumers or organisations. A bundle plan must consist of a broadband connection with another core service, product or feature e.g. landline, mobile or power service.

WINNER:

Trustpower Ltd

 

Entry criteria

Best Customer Support 2019

This award will be presented to the New Zealand broadband provider that best demonstrates a commitment to providing excellent customer service. The category is open to New Zealand ISPs in both the consumer and business sector.

WINNER:

NOW Broadband

 

Entry criteria

Best Service Provider under 10,000 customers 2019

This award is for the best Internet Service Provider in New Zealand who serviced less than 10,000 connected customers in the previous 12 months.

WINNER:

MegaTEL

 

Entry criteria

Best Rural Service Provider 2019

This award is for the strongest overall Rural Service Provider in New Zealand. This category is open to New Zealand ISPs and organisations who provide or support broadband services specific to rural customers.

WINNER:

Farmside Ltd

Entry criteria

Best Broadband Innovation 2019

This award will be presented to the NZ business or organisation that demonstrates the biggest innovation within the NZ Broadband sector of the last 12 mths. Open to ISPs and organisations that work within, support or provide to the NZ broadband industry.

WINNER:

Stuff Fibre

Entry criteria

Best Specialist Broadband Provider 2019

This award is for the strongest, Specialist Broadband Plan provider in New Zealand.  A specialist provider is any plan created and marketed for a specific NZ audience - this could be a Business Broadband plan, Gaming Broadband or a Budget Broadband option.

WINNER:

Wireless Nation

Entry criteria

Best Large Service Provider over 10,000 customers 2019

This award is for the best Internet Service Provider in New Zealand who serviced at least 10,000 connected customers in the previous 12 months.

WINNER:

2degrees

Entry criteria

Best Wireless Broadband Provider 2019

This award is for the strongest overall Wireless Broadband service provider in New Zealand. This category is open to NZ ISPs and organisations who provide at least one specific Wireless broadband service to NZ consumers or organisations.

WINNER:

Farmside Ltd

Entry criteria

Gavin Male, Head Judge and CEO NZ Compare says, “Our judging panel was impressed this year by the quality of entries from a more than 25 different internet service providers – from firmly established national players like 2degrees, Vodafone, Trustpower and Slingshot to newer entrants in the market and specialist providers like Stuff Fibre, NOW, Farmside, Network for Learning and Primo Wireless.”

“This year’s winners highlight the growing range of options available to the consumer in the NZ broadband market.  So much has changed and there are more options than ever which is where Broadband Compare helps Kiwis make a fully informed choice on their broadband plan.” 

“A range of entries displayed true innovation in the way that NZ service providers are understanding their customers’ needs and delivering ground-breaking services and packages. We were delighted to see a consistent commitments to innovation, quality control and customers across New Zealand.”

Male continues “We would like to thank all of our sponsors and entrants, and congratulations again to all of the category winners.”