Spark New Zealand announced that it has made timely mobile capacity upgrades to over 250 holiday spots around the country to cope with the expected surge in network traffic over the festive season. The upgrades cover key holiday spots, including Coromandel, the Bay of Plenty, East Coast beaches, the Waikato, the lakes of central North Island, and popular South Island holiday areas such as the Queenstown Lakes and Wanaka regions and the Nelson and Blenheim areas.
According to a statement by Spark, it has also powered up around 80 brand new 4G mobile sites on both the 700MHz and 1800MHz radio spectrums for the anticipated spike in traffic during Christmas. The operator is also using mobile cell-sites at key locations and special events to give locals and holiday-makers better access to mobile data throughout summer.
In addition, Spark has also installed portable mobile sites in key holiday locations and at many of the special events and concerts taking place over the holidays, including at Rhythm & Vines, and Rhythm & Alps, where Spark is teaming up with global music giant Spotify to bring festival goers access to the world’s best festival tech on their wrists.
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