FX Networks



Behind each kilometre of fibre optic cable is a dedicated group of imaginative individuals setting new standards in the industry.

FXNetwork Status




Network upgrade between Palmerston North and Waikanae.
Starting in June 2014, 80kms, completion late July


  • 18 MAY 2014 FX Networks equipment bags best in the world award

    The manufacturer behind FX Networks inter-city fibre optic network across New Zealand has picked up a best in the world status. READ MORE »

  • 04 July 2014 New Multi-Terabit Network

    REANNZ and FX Networks Set Sights On New Multi-Terabit Network

  • 28 SEPTEMBER 2012 $12.4m fibre project to enhance Gisborne’s network

    Chorus and FX Networks completes $12.4m fibre laying project to enhance Gisborne’s network.

  • 09 JULY 2012 FX Networks ramps up Kiwi peering locations

    FX Networks has announced the availability of increased fibre-based interconnection points around New Zealand.


FX Overview

FX Networks operates New Zealand’s only privately owned inter-city fibre optic high speed network, extending from Dunedin to Whangarei connecting to all the key datacentres and aggregation points along the way.

In just over a decade our fibre optic network has grown from humble beginnings. In 2003 we started with 270 kms and today we have over 4200 kms. We provide high speed carrier grade services directly to Government and Corporate customers, to system integrators, to internet service providers and to the local and international carrier community.

We continue to enhance our reputation for innovation and are currently deploying what we regard as the world leader in Optical Transport Network (OTN) technology – Infinera. The FX OTN features multiple 500 gigabits per second (Gbps) super channels delivering up to 8 terabits per second (Tbps) of capacity per fibre pair.

Data demands within New Zealand are expanding every day, placing pressure on NZ’s legacy networks as businesses and consumers transport more content. The FX Networks OTN has been developed to allow for these increasing capacity demands by scaling with a high degree of flexibility and simplicity. It’s also one of the world’s most cost effective platforms.

We do it differently

  • Flat rate plans - no charge for data
  • Introduced best practice fibre installation methodology 
  • First to sell open access Layer 1,2, & 3 in the long haul and intercity market
  • First with IPv6
  • We partner with over 40 best-of-breed regional and urban fibre and wireless access providers
  • We peer at Chorus and LFC exchanges
  • 500Gbps virtual network fibre core with 8 Tbps capacity
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NOC – Network Operation Centre

For urgent events call: 0800 656 538
International callers: +64 4 498 9647
(Think before you dig) service: 0800 081 403

We dare to be different - because our customers need to be different.

Part of our difference has to do with history—or rather, a lack of history.

FX Networks is the fibre future, connecting customers to a high performance backbone by way of a flexible set of urban access network partners.

Our story is about creating an entirely new infrastructure—whether measured in technology, process, or creative thinking. Our services are fast rendering the old systems obsolete.

The complexity and scale of the FX Networks project means it has needed to be implemented over time and in a modular way. Nevertheless, the change has been swift.

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