Spark NZ unveils IoT network across New Zealand, 60% of Urban and Rural Regions already covered

Internet of Things (IoT) network has been unveiled by Spark NZ – New Zealand mobile telecommunications organization in an announcement recently made. The network coverage spans across 60% of where citizens reside and work.

A report by ZDNet reveals that Spark’s LoRaWAN network has been switched on in places such as “Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Palmerston North, Shannon, Blenheim, Nelson, and Dunedin.”

The IoT Network is expected to be available to places which are yet to be covered by June 2018. They include Queenstown, Whangarei, Pukekohe, Gisborne, Napier, Taupo, New Plymouth, Whanganui, Timaru, Hastings, and Invercargill.

Spark GM of IoT Solutions Michael Stribling said:

Our IoT capability is really gathering pace, and now we’ve got this critical mass of coverage we’re able to make the network commercially available.

While we currently have 60 percent of rural and urban New Zealand covered, we’ll be working to extend that to 70 percent by July this year. We’re also looking to partner with organizations to extend coverage into areas where they need It.

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