New Zealand


ccTLD: NZ (the date of ccTLD delegation: 1987-01-19)

Population (Year)

      3,737,280 (2000)    4,213,418 (2010)    4,290,347 (2011)

Internet Population (Year)

      830,000 (2000)    3,600,000 (2010)    3,625,553 (2011)        

Broadband Population (Year)

      1,089,000 (2010)

IP Address Allocation (Year):

      Number of IPv4 addresses: 6,954,496 (2012)

      Number of IPv6/48s: 7,733,285 (2012)

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[Brownlee 1994] Nevil Brownlee, "New Zealand Experiences with Network Traffic Charging," Connexions, v.8, no.12, 1994.
[Heyday 2012] Heyday, Down to the Wire:The Story of New Zealand’s Internet., 2012.
[InternetNZ 2012] InternetNZ Association:, 2012.
[ISPMAP 2012] New Zealand ISP Map,, 2012.
[Newman 2008] Keith Newman, Connecting the Clouds: the Internet in New Zealand, Activity Press, 2008.
[NZIX 2012] ISPMAP.CO.NZ,, 2012.
[REANNZ 2012] REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand),, 2012.
[Waikato 2012] Waikato Linux User Group, NewZealandInternetHistory, 2012.


2012 Research and Education Network
The KAREN network in 2012. This is the academic and research part of the Internet in New Zealand, with links up to 10 Gbit/s. (Source:
Another view of KAREN, showing the variety of commercial operators involved. (Source:
2012 Commercial Internet

The topology of commercial ISPs in New Zealand in March 2012 (Source: )


© Brian E Carpenter, 2012. Permission is granted for use in the Asian Internet History book and website. Permissions have not been obtained for publication of the four embedded figures.

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