Chief Executive Steve Fuller has been involved in the company since its inception and says the region has seen significant change in that time.
“I’ve been very fortunate for the last 12 years to be part of a rapidly growing company that’s focused on providing value and benefits to our community. This has been our single focus from the early days, with a mandate to disrupt the local commercial broadband access market in the first instance, and then to today where 110,000 homes and businesses are benefitting from our fibre broadband services.
“Clearly, Christchurch is a very different city and community now to what it was when Enable was formed in 2007. It’s very difficult to get an accurate gauge on how much of this change has been due to the necessity of redevelopment post-earthquakes and how much has been driven by the disruptive factors that are transforming how we all work, live, play, relax and connect with each other.”
Having been in the telecommunications industry for over 40 years, Steve says there is one thing that is constant – technology drives huge change.
“As a community we’re subject to the same technology, demographic and geopolitical pressures facing all communities – from social media, greater access to worldwide content, digital disruption from the likes of emerging artificial intelligence, and virtual, augmented and mixed realities, to increased connectedness all in the presence of increasing global environmental, natural resources, population growth and age changes, and economic pressures.
“As we’ve moved beyond recovery to focus on growth and the future of our community, it’s clear that we have taken steps towards ensuring we are a community that can embrace and thrive responding to these local, national and global pressures.
“I think we’re in an exciting position to set the foundations now to maximise the opportunities of the digital revolution that’s upon us as we embark upon the next decade.”