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Nokia Selected by Spark To Accelerate 5G Rollout in New Zealand
Posted on 25-Sep-2021 15:15 News, 5G

Nokia to support the expansion of Spark's 5G services nationwide, as well as 4G mobile network upgrades. 5G rollout to reach 90 per center of population by the end of 2023.

Vodafone 5G goes live in Palmerston North
Posted on 18-May-2021 13:14 News, 5G

Vodafone has switched on 5G in parts of Palmerston North, further expanding the coverage footprint of its 5G network in Aotearoa.

Spark showcases 5G-powered robotics, gaming and eye care prototypes
Posted on 6-May-2021 15:19 News, 5G

Six months after being named as winners of the Spark 5G Starter Fund, four innovative Kiwi businesses are launching their game-changing technology prototypes, offering a first look at the positive outcomes 5G can bring to communities across New Zealand.

2degrees selects Ericsson as partner for 5G network launch in 2021
Posted on 14-Apr-2021 12:53 News, 5G

The national 5G network build starts immediately, and the first sites will be built in Auckland and Wellington during 2021. The network will expand to the other main centres, with plans for 700 sites.

Spark launches Innovation Studio
Posted on 29-Mar-2021 14:05 News, 5G

Innovation Studio that will support Kiwi businesses to identify how emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G can help them adapt, transform and grow.

Spark launches 5G service in Christchurch
Posted on 9-Mar-2021 09:11 News, 5G

Spark is continuing its national 5G rollout and to kick off the year, has switched on 5G in central Christchurch.

Samsung launches its first 5G network with Spark in Christchurch
Posted on 9-Mar-2021 08:52 News, 5G

The launch marks the country’s first new commercial radio network vendor in over a decade and is Samsung's first network installation in New Zealand.

Vodafone enables 5G roaming - for when international travel comes
Posted on 30-Oct-2020 15:03 News, 5G

To prepare in advance for the day international travel is a reality Vodafone NZ is switching 5G roaming on for Australia and three other countries.

Spark awards funding to Kiwi businesses in 5G funding initiative
Posted on 30-Oct-2020 14:58 News, 5G

Today Spark has announced the four Kiwi businesses who will receive a share of $625,000 to bring some of New Zealand's first 5G-powered ideas to life, thanks to the inaugural Spark 5G Starter Fund initiative.

Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted on 14-Oct-2020 09:29 News, 5G

Spark turned on 5G in downtown Auckland today and has partnered with Auckland Transport (AT) to showcase some of the latest in IoT (Internet of Things) technology.

Inseego launches 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot
Posted on 2-Oct-2020 14:53 News, 5G

MiFi M2000 series mobile hotspot delivers breakthrough performance on 5G millimeter wave and sub-6 networks worldwide .

Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted on 17-Sep-2020 07:56 News, 5G

Only a quarter of New Zealanders feel they know a reasonable amount about 5G mobile technology, and 86% would like easier ways to learn more factual information, according to a new consumer survey published today.

Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted on 29-Jul-2020 09:50 News, 5G

Four more locations to follow before end of year.

Spark launches 5G Starter Fund
Posted on 8-Mar-2020 19:19 News, 5G

Kiwi innovators rallied to crack the next big 5G idea that will transform New Zealand.

Samsung expands to New Zealand in 5G Networks Deal with Spark
Posted on 5-Mar-2020 08:17 News, 5G

Samsung Electronics has signed a commercial agreement with Spark New Zealand to take part in building Spark's 5G network in 2020.

Vodafone launches innovation initiatives to help businesses use 5G
Posted on 26-Feb-2020 05:00 News, 5G

The first Vodafone 5G Innovation Lab and a Digital Innovation Speaker Series with University of Canterbury aim to turbocharge local innovation.

Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted on 10-Dec-2019 08:30 News, 5G

Greater speed, latency, capacity and security via 5G mobile is now available in parts of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted on 3-Dec-2019 08:42 News, 5G

Vodafone offers travellers the chance to try 5G speeds for free before the network goes live.

Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted on 4-Nov-2019 17:30 News, 5G

Real time data from race boat to chase boat – Spark announces next step with Emirates Team New Zealand.

Vodafone 5G launch marks day one of new ownership
Posted on 1-Aug-2019 11:59 News, 5G

Vodafone today announced it will take its first step into New Zealand's 5G future and switch on a 5G network in December, starting in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted on 12-Jun-2019 10:01 News, 5G

A new Ericsson report says 5G coverage is forecast to reach 45 percent of the world's population by end of 2024, carrying 35 percent of the global mobile traffic.

Lenovo and Qualcomm unveil first 5G PC called Project Limitless
Posted on 28-May-2019 20:23 News, 5G

Project Limitless is the years-long collaboration between Lenovo and Qualcomm to develop a new class of 5G connected PCs that are always-on, always-connected and engineered for smarter, modern computing experiences.

GCSB declines Spark's proposal to use Huawei 5G equipment
Posted on 28-Nov-2018 15:43 News, 5G

Spark New Zealand recently notified the Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), in accordance with the requirements of the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013 (TICSA), of its proposed approach to implementing 5G technology on the Spark mobile network.

Huawei and Spark unveil world-first 5G trial network with separated access and core
Posted on 23-Nov-2018 16:33 News, 5G

Huawei New Zealand and Spark have switched-on a live multi-vendor 5G trial network built to the full 3GPP Release 15 global industry standard at Spark's 5G Lab in Auckland.

Spark 5G launch announced: 1 July 2020
Posted on 19-Nov-2018 15:17 News, 5G

Spark aims to have New Zealand's first 5G network live on the Auckland Harbour by 1 July 2020 for Emirates Team New Zealand to use as part of its preparation to defend the America's Cup.