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Waiheke Island gets 4G added to four sites for Christmas

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In anticipation of a surge in demand for mobile data over the summer holidays, Spark has activated 4G on four mobile sites on Waiheke Island.

This month, 4G has been switched on sites at Onetangi, Oneroa, Onetangi South and Matiatia, to improve mobile services across the Island.

Spark’s General Manager of Networks Colin Brown says based on customers’ demand for data last summer the company is expecting customers to take to their devices in an even greater way this festive season.

"We’re always looking to improve mobile service across New Zealand and we’re excited that Waiheke Island residents and visitors are now able to access the benefits of 4G."

"Our network upgrades will keep people connected to friends and family, giving them the ability to share all the amazing outdoor experiences the Island has to offer - great fishing, stunning beaches, and so much more," says Brown.

"4G technology allows customers to enjoy better access to Spark mobile coverage, making it even easier for people to share, upload, download and stream content such as YouTube videos, Spotify, and sport, faster and more reliably than ever before," Brown adds.

Nationwide upgrades:

To ensure customers right across the country can stay connected throughout the busy summer months Spark has invested a significant amount in upgrading its mobile network in time for Christmas to cater for the expected increase in demand for mobile data.

In the last three months, Spark has extended 4.5G to more than 30 locations, expanded capacity on more than 100 sites and built new sites in popular holiday locations such as Helena Bay, Kaeo, Mangawhai Heads, Pakiri Beach, Raglan, Waikawa and Te Anau.

Spark is also deploying transportable sites to popular locations across the country such as Whitianga, Mangawhai, Wanaka and Mahia Peninsula to improve capacity in the areas that see huge increases in visitors.

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