Chorus is New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure company.
Chorus was formerly a division of Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited, and separated into an independent company listed on the NZ and Australian stock exchanges in late 2011. Chorus maintains around 1.8 million lines connected to homes and businesses throughout the country, including local telephone exchanges, cabinets and copper and fibre cables.
Chorus is the largest partner of CFH’s four Co-Investment Partners and is contracted to deliver UFB to over 830,000 premises by the end of the decade which is approximately 70% of the overall UFB initiative.
Chorus is not a Local Fibre Company; instead CFH invests directly in Chorus as the UFB network is deployed, in the form of non-voting equity and debt securities.
Instead of a Board of Directors, CFH and Chorus have formed a Steering Committee to oversee Chorus’s part of this initiative. The Committee, like the LFCs, has an independent Chair and equal representation from both CFH and Chorus.
- Co-Investment Partner website: www.chorus.co.nz
- Chorus UFB Steering Committee chair: Mr Gavin Walker (pictured)
- Steering Committee members: Mr Andrew Carroll, Mr Mark Ratcliffe, Dr Keith Turner (Chorus appointees);
- Mr Jack Matthews, Mr Graham Mitchell, Mr Sean Wynne (CFH appointees).