Nokia and Spark are partnering to prepare New Zealand for the future with a step change in the capacity, flexibility, and agility of Spark’s core and backhaul IP/MPLS network. Unprecedented growth in demand for mobile and fixed broadband is driving the need for an upgrade, as Spark prepares for the move to 5G, ubiquitous ultra-broadband connectivity, and rapid growth in IoT.

“We are very pleased to continue our strategic partnership with Spark, which is committed to keeping New Zealanders at the cutting edge of technology. Spark’s investment will safely accommodate future growth as they benefit from Nokia’s global reach, expertise, and agility. We are excited to help them be among the first customers to begin the move to 5G.” "

Kent Wong
Head-IP Business, Asia Pacific,

Spark is committed to making New Zealand one of the first countries globally to be ready for 5G. Spark has already seen a tenfold increase in network traffic with the introduction of its broadband-over-wireless service, which is primarily based on a Nokia IP/MPLS network. It plans to further expand the capacity and agility of its transport network over the next two years to prepare for 5G.

The Nokia IP solutions are deployed in hundreds of networks worldwide, and offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of purpose-built IP/MPLS mobile solutions. Nokia’s commitment to continuous innovation makes it an ideal partner for a network leader such as Spark.

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