New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and digital services company Spark and Australian IoT network builder National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo) signed a deal on Monday that will enable LoRaWAN users and businesses on both sides of the Tasman more efficiently execute cost-efficient smart technology solutions without requiring to establish or set up operations in the other country.
To deploy the roaming arrangement, NNNCo’s enterprise platform, N2N-DL, has been integrated into Spark’s network core.
The pair stated that the data from devices on the Spark NZ network will feed into N2N-DL providing clients access to data on a single platform from devices registered in both country (Australia and Newzealand)
A New Zealand parking app ‘Parkable’ will be one of the first clients of the network. Parkable app is looking to extend in Australia.
Spark IoT lead Tony Agar stated,
As the economy continues to be shaped by COVID-19, we could anticipate seeing more further partnerships similar to this; where carriers and partners work collectively to facilitate the deployment and scaling of IoT solutions over markets
On Monday morning, Australian telecommunications Optus declared it was opening its 5G network for its wholesale clients. The telecom stated it has over 900 5G sites across the country, but yet to deploy any cells in Northern Territory or Tasmania.
With the tie-up, the clients will have access to growing network coverage in Sydney, Canberra, Gold Coast, Tasmania, Melbourne, and regional areas in New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria.
NNNCo CEO Rob Zagarella states
We’re observing growing demand from clients needing cross-Tasman roaming inclinations as they expand IoT devices and applications beyond Australia
We’re very pleased to now be able to offer a flawless and reliable service with N2N-DL as a client’s single source of collection for IoT devices in both the countries and on either network.
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