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Preparing New Zealand’s path to 5G

In 2015 I travelled to Shenzhen in China to learn more about 5G mobile technology at Huawei’s headquarters. Huawei’s brand is best known in New Zealand for phone handsets. That is only part of the company’s story. Huawei is also the world’s largest telecoms-equipment-maker and a world-scale economic powerhouse. Spark New Zealand and 2degrees use […]

Project Auckland: Mobile data is main priority

If you want fast mobile┬ádata now, move to Silverdale. Spark recently installed one of the world’s first 4.5G sites in the suburb. The tower there can handle about five times as many wireless connections as today’s 4G cellular sites. Data speeds are three, four or even five times faster than you’d see elsewhere. It’s a […]