Swedish company Ericsson is opening a new facility in
Wellington which will service the rollout of the ultra-fast
broadband scheme and create 30 jobs.
The telecommunications giant said today it would establish a
new fibre duct manufacturing facility in Todd Park, Porirua.
The plant will produce ducting for Chorus to case fibreoptic
cables being rolled out as part of the ultra-fast broadband
(UFB) scheme and rural broadband initiative.
It may also export its products to the Asia-Pacific region.
Ericcson is expected to invest $15 million into the facility,
with production due to begin at the plant later this year.
It is the only the second fibre ducting plant Ericsson has
built and the first outside Sweden.
The Government's $1.35 billion UFB initiative aims to provide
download speeds of 100 megabits per second to 75 per cent of
New Zealand by the end of 2019.