About the 2degrees Network

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.

Back in the 90s a visionary group of Maori challenged the crown through the Treaty of Waitangi and won the rights to 3G spectrum. Despite financial and regulatory adversity a Maori Trust (Hautaki) was established with the challenge of launching New Zealand’s third mobile network. Tex Edwards founded 2degrees in February 2001 and provided initial capital.  Later that year investments were made by Strive Masiyiwa’s Econet Wireless group and shortly afterwards the pan-Maori trust Hautaki. After successfully advocating for critical regulatory realignment the company was fully capitalised in 2007 and construction of its mobile network began. 2degrees commercially launched in 2009, significantly lowering the cost of mobile for Kiwis.

Full Name
Two Degrees Mobile Limited
2degrees mobile logo

2degrees 3G

2degrees launched its 3G UMTS network over B1 (2100 MHz) in August 2010, adding B8 (900 MHz) services in September 2011. The entire network was upgraded to DC-HSPA+ in September 2012

Technical Data
Launch Date 2010-08 Status Active
UMTS Band Packet Data Status

2degrees 4G

The company commercially activated a B3 (1800 MHz) 4G LTE network in June 2014. Services were initially limited to Auckland but later expanded to Christchurch, Hamilton, and Wellington by the end of 2014. B28 (700 MHz) was added on the 26th January 2015.

Technical Data
Evolution Status Active [Launched 2014-06-30]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation -
LTE Band Channel Width Status
20 MHz Active
10 MHz Active