Spark removes wireless broadband caps for a third of New Zealand homes

Wednesday 16 September 2020 | 09:16 CET | News

New Zealand operator Spark has announced it will remove data caps on Unplan Metro, free of charge. According to Spark, more nearly a third of addresses across the country will have access to the uncapped wireless broadband plan. Spark will be progressively rolling out uncapped wireless broadband for customers as capacity becomes available over the next three years. Data caps on Unplan Metro, which previously limited customers to 600GB per month, will be removed from 23 September. 

Available across the country in eligible coverage areas, Unplan Metro offers customers tiered pricing options based on the data they consume, starting at NZD 65 for base data usage of 0-60GB, and up to NZD 85 for anything over 120GB. 

Spark says New Zealand continues to experience substantial growth in the demand for data, which drives a 50 percent increase in traffic on the Spark network every year. Over the past two years, Spark added 212 mobile sites and upgraded more than 700. The operator has also started its 5G rollout. 

Existing eligible Spark Wireless Broadband customers based in the Unplan Metro coverage area will have the data caps on Unplan Metro removed automatically, at no extra cost. Spark says its Unplan Metro area is based on its cell tower capacity and is available to around a third of addresses in New Zealand, in urban areas where the operator has deployed high-frequency band equipment. Customers with an urban delivery address may be eligible for Unplan Metro wireless broadband and can use the Spark address checker to find out if their home is eligible. 

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