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New Zealand's Spark launches first 5G wireless broadband connections

Tuesday 1 October 2019 | 07:46 CET | News
New Zealand operator Spark has announced it has launched its first 5G connections. A limited number of business and consumer customers in Alexandra, Central Otago, are invited to experience wireless broadband services delivered by Spark's 5G network. Spark's 5G network in Alexandra uses 2600MHz spectrum. The Spark 5G network in Alexandra uses Nokia 5G radio equipment, including a smart antenna system.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Nokia / Spark
Countries: New Zealand
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