Timeline

The following figure identifies the timeline over the last sixteen years of Maori engagement in spectrum management and investment.

2000 Maori accept $5M from the crown to increase Maori participation in telecommunications
2001 NZ Communications formed with 30% shareholding
2002-2006 Maori lobby the government to create legislative framework for a new mobile network
2007 Government clears the way, capital calls to fund network build sees arrival of Trilogy International
2009 2-Degrees Mobile launched
2010 Hei Rere Mai scholarships launched with Auckland University of Technology
2012 One million customers on 2-Degrees network
2012 2-Degrees 3G network covers 93% of Aotearoa
2013 2-Degrees launches first te reo smartphone
2014 2-Degrees and Te Huarahi Tika launch Iwi Connect initiative with Ngati Porou
2014 Hautaki retires $12M debt
2014 2-Degrees offers business services
2015 2-Degrees 4G network expands
2015 2-Degrees launches broadband package following purchase of Snapp Mobile

Maori Spectrum Trust