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Spark to start LTE Cat-M1 network trial in November

Tuesday 7 November 2017 | 11:23 CET | News
New Zealand operator Spark has taken a dual-network approach to enable IoT services, trialing nationwide LTE IoT network alongside a LoRa low-power network. Spark will start trials of an LTE Cat-M1 network this month, ahead of delivering a commercial network early in 2018. This IoT capability will run on the operator's core 4G network, "covering 95 percent of the places New Zealanders live, work and play", Spark said.

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Categories: Internet / IT
Companies: Spark
Countries: New Zealand
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