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Spark's TowerCo to be renamed Connexa

Spark's TowerCo to be renamed Connexa

Independent mobile tower company operates 1200 sites.
Juha Saarinen Nov 17 2022, 1:26PM Service Providers
2degrees provides New Zealand's top 5G experience: Opensignal

2degrees provides New Zealand's top 5G experience: Opensignal

Vodafone best overall in Opensignal survey.
Juha Saarinen Oct 27 2022, 3:18PM Service Providers
Wireless ISPs welcome direct spectrum allocation

Wireless ISPs welcome direct spectrum allocation

Puts clear expectations around increased 5G coverage in regions.
Juha Saarinen Oct 22 2022, 11:09AM Service Providers
Government allocates 5G spectrum to telcos

Government allocates 5G spectrum to telcos

Auction plans abandoned.
Juha Saarinen Oct 20 2022, 9:04AM Service Providers
OIO greenlights Spark's sale of TowerCo business

OIO greenlights Spark's sale of TowerCo business

Ontario Teachers now own 70 per cent of incumbent's cell site assets.
Juha Saarinen Oct 14 2022, 12:38PM Business
Samsung expands Spark's Auckland 5G network

Samsung expands Spark's Auckland 5G network

Over 20 sites out of Harbour Bridge upgraded.
Juha Saarinen Sep 5 2022, 3:00PM Tech
The ins and outs of Vodafone sunsetting 3G

The ins and outs of Vodafone sunsetting 3G

VoLTE and 111 questions answered.
Juha Saarinen Aug 26 2022, 10:38AM Tech
Vodafone to sunset 3G by August 2024

Vodafone to sunset 3G by August 2024

To be replaced by 4G and 5G service.
Juha Saarinen Aug 24 2022, 2:07PM Tech
Spark claims NZ first for 5G standalone tech

Spark claims NZ first for 5G standalone tech

In collaboration with Mavenir, AWS, Nokia and Oppo.
Juha Saarinen Aug 24 2022, 7:30AM Service Providers
Spark and Nokia trial rural 5G mmWave with PGG Wrightson

Spark and Nokia trial rural 5G mmWave with PGG Wrightson

Achieved peak speed of 2.4 Gbps at 3 km range.
Juha Saarinen Jul 21 2022, 2:01AM Service Providers
Ericsson plots 5G via low-orbit satellites

Ericsson plots 5G via low-orbit satellites

Researching and validating mobile technology with Qualcomm and Thales.
Juha Saarinen Jul 13 2022, 8:24AM Business
2degrees expands 5G coverage for mobile and fixed wireless

2degrees expands 5G coverage for mobile and fixed wireless

iPhones now supported on the 5G service.
Juha Saarinen Jul 11 2022, 11:22AM Service Providers
EnviroNZ trials computer vision for hazard detection

EnviroNZ trials computer vision for hazard detection

Using 5G-based MEC system developed by Spark and Qrious.
Juha Saarinen Jul 6 2022, 11:25AM Tech
iPhone SE 2022 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

iPhone SE 2022 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Comparing the two mid-market 5G contenders.
Shane Snider Mar 14 2022, 11:56AM Tech
Apple reveals new Mac Studio, 5G iPhone SE

Apple reveals new Mac Studio, 5G iPhone SE

The Studio will be powered by a new M1 Ultra chip.
Danielle Kaye Mar 9 2022, 3:41PM Tech
2degrees launches 5G network with limited access

2degrees launches 5G network with limited access

Only currently available on three handsets.
Ben Moore Feb 28 2022, 10:45AM Service Providers
Māori Spectrum Commission has big plans for allocation

Māori Spectrum Commission has big plans for allocation

Including a 5G innovation platform to boost Māori technical capabilities.
Ben Moore Feb 11 2022, 1:55PM Tech