New Zealand's leading communications service provider, Spark claims that it has deployed the country's first 'Gigabit' broadband technology. Spark customers can now buy Ultra Fast Fibre MAX that uses a gigabit connection over the UFB (Ultra Fast Broadband) network.
When used in optimal conditions, Ultra Fast Fibre MAX should provide speeds of between 700Mbps and 900Mbps download / 400Mbps upload. In trials, even higher speeds have been achieved, of up to 930Mbps. The actual speed a customer will get varies based on a number of factors, said Spark.
Ultra Fast Fibre MAX is available at most parts of the country for consumers and businesses. Customers can purchase a bundled broadband and home phone Fibre MAX plan with unlimited data for $149.99/ month – or a broadband only Fibre MAX plan with unlimited data for $139.99/ month.
Businesses can purchase a bundled broadband and landline Fibre MAX plan with unlimited data for $212.85 – or a broadband only Fibre MAX plan with unlimited data for $179.85.
All consumer Spark Ultra Fibre plans come with: Lightbox on us – online TV; Spark Security Suite - 5 free McAfee Security licenses; email - free Xtra email service; 24/7 help and support - over the phone and online, including a live webchat service; and lots more benefits for Spark customers including Spark Thanks and 1GB a day Free Public WiFi.