What is 5G?

5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology. It has the potential to bring super-fast downloads, minimal latency, massive connectivity and outstanding reliability. 5G will open up huge possibilities for business and the way we live.

 

5G Mobile


The next generation of mobile technology has landed and our new 5G network is here to meet your growing data needs. Check out the 5G-ready devices available.

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5G Broadband


We're delivering 5G Wireless Broadband throughout the country. Together we can start to discover what this technology will do for New Zealand.

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Explore 5G


A future enabled by a 5G network has the potential to change how New Zealand businesses operate. See how 5G could open help your business.

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5G coverage

We’ve turned on our 5G mobile network in downtown Auckland and Takapuna, Te Awamutu, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Christchurch CBD, Hamilton, Clyde, Alexandra, and Dunedin. Our 5G Wireless Broadband service is available in the above areas as well as Westport, Twizel, Tekapo, and Hokitika.

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Faster


Download games, movies and other large files in seconds instead of minutes.

Low latency


The 5G network in the future will allow quick response times between devices, meaning less loading and waiting.

Mass connectivity


5G will enable the connection of more devices to the network at the same time without a reduction in speed or quality.

5G-ready devices from Spark

 

 

FAQs about 5G

5G is the fifth generation of our existing mobile connectivity. That's the connectivity that provides data, internet and voice services to our mobile phones when we're out and about, as well as wireless broadband (WBB) services.

5G works the same way garage door openers, TVs, baby monitors and every past generation of wireless have all worked — with radiofrequency (RF) waves.

5G is faster and carries more data than previous generations (4G, 3G, 2G and so on). It has the potential to bring super-fast downloads, minimal latency, massive connectivity and outstanding reliability. It will open up huge possibilities for business and the way we live, but the underlying technology is the same. 5G has the potential to reach download speeds of up to 100 times faster than 4G.

Yes, it is. 5G is simply the next generation of mobile technology, which has been used by New Zealanders since the introduction of the mobile phone in 1987. Claims that 5G is dangerous are not supported by mainstream scientists and to date, no adverse health effect has been causally linked with exposures to wireless technologies that comply with the New Zealand limits. 

We have some great info here - 5G and Safety, or if you would like reliable information independent from Spark, the Ministry of Health and Chief Science Advisor have published some excellent resources: