Spark introduces an all-new IoT network across New Zealand
Category: #world  By Saipriya Iyer  Date: 2018-03-26
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Spark introduces an all-new IoT network across New Zealand

Spark New Zealand, a telecom firm offering fixed line telephone services as well as mobile & internet solutions, has introduced a new IoT network in the country. According to authentic sources, the new low-power wide area network is expected to boost the rapid expansion of the IoT sector in New Zealand. For the record, in the second half of 2017, the firm reported that it had already started with the development of long-range & low- energy IoT network in association with its partners in the country.  Recently, the NZ based telecom firm claimed that its new IoT network is accessible for commercial use to 60% of rural & urban population of the country.

As per Spark, the telecom system has recently been providing IoT network coverage to cities such as Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Tauranga, Shannon, Rotorua, Nelson, Dunedin, and Palmerston North. The locations at Invercargill and Hastings are likely to go live over the next few days. Michael Stribling, the General Manager of Spark’s IoT Solutions, has stated that the firm’s IoT ability is rapidly catching momentum with the huge network coverage across New Zealand. He has further declared that the strategic move has proved as a milestone for the firm across the country.

Some of Spark’s key executives are of the opinion that the firm is going to increase its network coverage from 60% to 70% by July this year. The firm is also likely to form a collaboration with other firms for extending the IoT network coverage for the regions which need it the most. The IoT system that uses LoRaWAN technology, is designed for wireless battery-operated equipment operating across the regional, national, and global network. Spark has demonstrated that as compared to the regular cellular connectivity, the new network is a cost-effective alternative.

The strategic decision is likely to boost entry of the global IoT network technologies into New Zealand. It is also forecast that the growth of IoT in the country will provide opportunities for the NZ firms to introduce a lot more novel IoT technologies.



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