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Spark reports IoT network now covers 98% of New Zealand

February 18, 2019 / Divina Paredes

Spark reports that it has completed a nationwide rollout of its Internet of Things (IoT) cellular (Cat-M1) network. The network covers 98 per cent of New Zealand’s population and has been deployed since September on over 96 per cent of Spark’s mobile sites. The completed network will significantly expand the range of things that businesses across New Zealand can connect to, providing insights and control that may have not been previously possible. Spark says it is the first company to confirm the nationwide completion of a Cat-M1 network in New Zealand. park says the network is specifically designed for low cost, long battery life devices that provide real-time data to businesses allowing them to make smarter decisions. A wide variety of new and existing IoT solutions and services including electricity, gas and water meters, asset tracking and monitoring, industrial automation and more will now have a reliable IoT network to work over.