Spark trials 5G mmWave in North Canterbury

21 Jul 2022

Spark has partnered with rural supply business PGG Wrightson to trial 5G milimetre wave (mmWave) technology, achieving a peak speed of 2.4Gbps at a range of 3km and 1.4Gbps at an extended range of 7km. The test, conducted at Mouse Point, North Canterbury, involved equipment provided by technology partner Nokia, and was undertaken using radio spectrum loaned from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE). PGG Wrightson connected to the mmWave tower from its store 6km away in Culverden.