Spark New Zealand (NZX:SPK) Launched 5G Mobile Service in Dunedin

  • November 12, 2020 03:44 PM NZDT
  • Team Kalkine
Spark New Zealand (NZX:SPK) Launched 5G Mobile Service in Dunedin

Summary

  • Spark launched 5G mobile service in Dunedin central, and this will bring to life local street art.
  • Existing customers of Spark mobile having a 5G ready mobile can access to 5G speed without any additional charges.
  • Dunedin is the third location in New Zealand to enjoy 5G service of Spark on both wireless broadband and mobile.

Spark New Zealand Limited (NZX:SPK) has launched its 5G mobile service in Dunedin central in partnership with Animation Research Limited (ARL). This will bring to life local street art with the augmented reality (AR) experience.

Let us dive deep and discuss about this launch in detail-

About Spark New Zealand

New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and digital services company Spark New Zealand Limited provides IT services, communications, and entertainment over its networks and through Cloud to Kiwi businesses. The Company is working with a powerful purpose to help New Zealand win big in the digital world.

Spark’s 5G mobile service in Dunedin

On 12 November 2020, Spark disclosed that the Company has rolled on 5G services in Dunedin Central streets, and this will bring to life local street art with the augmented reality experience. The services are available to the public without any charges on 12 and 13 November 2020.

For two days, locals, as well as visitors, shall be able to visit four prominent wall murals scattered in Dunedin Central and experience art in a completely new dimension.

The Company will offer 5G enabled mobile devices for visitors to glance through and look at traditional art transform to life all the way through AR.

With the art sector, the healthcare industry is also set to gain benefits from 5G’s speed, mass connectivity, and low latency. This way, the healthcare sector will be able to deliver new pioneering healthcare services. 

In New Zealand, along with 6 South Island towns having access to 5G wireless broadband services of Spark, Dunedin has become the 3rd location to have access to 5G service of Spark on both wireless broadband and mobile.

Existing customers of Spark mobile and Dunedin Residents who have 5G ready phone will have access to 5G speeds without any additional charges until at least July 2021, no matter what plan they are using.

Residents who want to experience 5G speeds at their home can sign up for Discover 5G Wireless Broadband Plan of Spark with set-up as simple as plugging in the modem.

Management Commentary

Spark technology lead, Renee Mateparae stated while culture and art are not usually linked with technology, 5G will open up innovative ways for art to be developed and experienced.

Ms Mateparae also added-

 

 


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