Bright Spark: NZ telco now offers LTE in 70 cities

19 Dec 2014

Spark New Zealand (formerly Telecom New Zealand) has announced that it now offers 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity in more than 70 towns and cities, covering roughly two-thirds of the population. David Havercroft, chief operating officer of Spark Connect, commented: ‘Since we launched 4G just over a year ago, we’ve frankly been playing catch-up with our main competitor [Vodafone New Zealand], which had a head start on us with its 4G build. We’ve now closed that gap. Based on our projected build over the next few months, we’re confident that if we’re not already in a leadership position in terms of coverage, we will be any time soon.’

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