New Zealand

Telecommunications in NZ

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses - the North Island, and the South Island, and around 600 smaller islands.

According to latest ITU data (June 2018) mobile coverage reaches 98.0% of the population, and 4G LTE accessible by 94% of New Zealanders. 

Asia & Pacific
Australia and New Zealand
Government Policy
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
ITU Region
Spectrum Regulator
Radio Spectrum Management
New Zealand world map

ITU Analysis

New Zealand is forging ahead with wholesale retail separation as the model to drive widespread uptake of fixed-broadband services.

Although New Zealand has a high level of access to mobile-broadband, the Government has promoted access to optical fibre as a key economic enabler. This has guided restructuring of the industry through separation of the incumbent’s wholesale and retail units and the creation of a fibre-optic infrastructure deployment model based on open access principles and wholesale and retail provision. The UFB programme significantly extends consumer access to FTTP services nationally

Mobile Network Operators

Two Degrees Mobile Limited is New Zealand's newest full service telecommunications provider.  It is controlled by US holding Trilogy International Partners, which provides wireless telecommunication services in Latin America as well as investments in a range of other countries.
3G: Active
4G: Active
5G: Active
Spark New Zealand Limited is a supplier of telecommunications and digital services in New Zealand. The company operates through three segments: Spark Home, Mobile & Business; Spark Digital, and Spark Connect.
3G: Active
4G: Active
5G: Active
IoT: LoRa, LTE-M
Vodafone New Zealand Limited provides telecommunication services in New Zealand. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand. Vodafone New Zealand Limited operated as a subsidiary of Vodafone Europe B.V. until its sale to local infrastructure investment firm Infratil and Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management.
3G: Active
4G: Active
5G: Build-Out


Established in 1983 in New Zealand, the Maser Group has grown into a multinational company with offices in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom providing coverage across the South Pacific and Europe. The Maser Group is a specialised provider of advanced technology solutions in a wide range...