New Zealand

  • 4.5G now active across 10 sites in New Zealand

    Spark, New Zealand's largest telecom provider, announced that Cromwell, a town in the South Island, has become the latest site in the country capable of getting the fastest mobile data, as 4.5G switched on in the Otago region. The Cromwell launch follows nine other 4.5G sites in New Zealand, making a total of 10 sites, with more on the horizon.

  • Australia and New Zealand release new smart cities code

    The Smart Cities Council and Green Building Council of Australia have released a new standard of practice to address issues like enhanced telecommunications connectivity, data insights, digital planning practices and innovation districts.

  • Digital bio-security officer starts at NZ’s Auckland Airport

    A digital bio-security officer will help international visitors arriving at Auckland Airport, the largest in New Zealand. The digital bio-security officer is called Vai, which stands for Virtual Assistant Interface.

  • New Zealand demonstrates its commitment to smart energy by lighting up iconic bridge

    New Zealand's capital city Auckland has lit-up its iconic Harbour Bridge in an attempt to showcase its progressive approach towards finding smarter ways to power the city.

  • New Zealand operator announces plans to expand roll out of IoT

    New Zealand telecommunications firm Spark has formally announced that it is set to expand its rollout of Internet of Things in the country. In a statement issued to the press, Spark confirmed that its long-range, low-power network will be deployed for commercial use in 60% of the places where New Zealand residents live, work and play.

  • NZ investing $270 million in Ultra-Fast Broadband for rural towns

    The New Zealand Government is investing $270 million to roll out Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) to 190 more small towns, and extend rural broadband to another 74,000 households and businesses, Communications Minister Simon Bridges said.

  • Singapore tops global broadband speed tests

    Singapore has been ranked number one in a test of broadband speeds across 189 countries. The data was collected across 12 months ending May 10, 2017, by Measurement Lab (M-Lab), a partnership between New America's Open Technology Institute, Google Open Source Research, Princeton University's PlanetLab, and others.

  • Spark developing nationwide LPWA network to enable IoT in New Zealand

    Spark New Zealand announced that it has commenced the development of a nationwide low power wide area (LPWA) network to enable the Internet of Things (IoT). "At Spark our Ventures team has been working on the exciting possibilities of the internet of things and what it could mean for New Zealand," said Spark’s GM for IoT, Michael Stribling.

  • Spark NZ expands capacity of nationwide mobile network

    New Zealand's largest telecom provider, Spark, announced the addition of a third mobile node or Evolve Packet Core (EPC), adding additional capacity and resiliency to its nationwide mobile network.