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Kordia is a New Zealand government-owned broadcast and telecommunications company. It provides national communications services for broadcast and telecommunications customers in New Zealand, as well as specialized network systems. New Zealand customers include: Vodafone New Zealand, 2degrees, Sky Television, TVNZ, Mediaworks, Radio New Zealand, Spark New Zealand, Freeview, and The Radio Network.
The New Zealand Kordia network is based primarily on digital microwave technology. The company also has access to a number of fibre networks running between Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Part of Kordia's 60 year heritage is the nationwide network of transmission towers that was built by the company in its various iterations, including: NZBC, Television New Zealand, BCL and now Kordia. In 2007, Kordia upgraded its high sites to build the digital terrestrial television (DTT) platform, which now hosts Freeview (Free-to-air digital television in New Zealand).
As well as use of licensed point-to-point microwave network links, Kordia also owns a variety of radio spectrum usage rights, including frequencies suitable for television and radio broadcast. Kordia also owns and operates a point-to-multipoint CDMA-based network for wireless broadband and WiMax technologies.