The NGA Tail Extension Service (TES) is an ancillary service that allows you to aggregate UFB Bitstream services from multiple UFB candidate areas on a single UFB handover connection service.

Launched in March 2020, our NGA national tail extension service enables you to expand your business nationwide quickly – expanding into areas where you might not already have a presence or reduce operating costs by closing down underutilised Points of Presence (PoP). 

We will aggregate your UFB Bitstream services from multiple UFB coverage areas on a single UFB handover connection.

Currently, without TES you must have a UFB handover connection at 27 points of interconnection to provide service nationally. With NGA Tail Extension you can do it with one.

National Tail Extension explained simply 


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Benefits to retail service providers

  • Expand into new coverage areas with no requirement to purchase additional handovers or set up costly infrastructure, even servicing those smaller more remote areas.
  • Reduce operating cost by reducing transport services between UFB candidate areas as you can map all your NGA services to a single handover anywhere in New Zealand.
  • Simplified pricing structure with charges per subscriber, 3 easy price steps: regional, national same island and national different island. 
  • Redundancy with redundant links provided between  the Local POI and the Handover POI.

Other benefits

  • Reduced set up costs: minimise infrastructural setup costs within smaller and more remote coverage areas.
  • Support competition: this service encourages NGA take-up in smaller and more remote NGA coverage areas, by supporting competition in these areas, and lowering the barriers to entry for smaller and secondary service providers.


1 UFB Handover to provide nationwide service
Speeds from 100Mbps to 1Gbps
Next day restoration service level agreement (SLA)
Find all POIs and associated candidate areas in the Bitstream operations manual
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Changes to UFB POI mapping


Launching NGA National TES offer – crediting one-off charges


National NGA Tail Extension (TES) service is now live!

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