Coverage like never before
We're very proud to announce a new collaboration with SpaceX to provide a satellite to mobile service.
When the service goes live, there will be a satellite to mobile service for far greater coverage than available now. Whether you’re out on your boat, climbing a mountain, fixing a remote road or on your farm – we've got the safety of New Zealanders and New Zealand businesses front of mind.
We'll be able to provide coverage where it hasn't been before. Initially, we'll be launching with an SMS service by the end of 2024, with data and voice to follow in 2025^.
We’re taking coverage and connectivity further than ever before, with one giant leap towards the most advanced and safest network in the country.
Network and Coverage
^Capacity management and fair use may apply.
*Independently tested by global leader in mobile testing, umlaut in May 2023.
Frequently asked questions
What will the main benefit be for customers?
When the service goes live, there will be satellites covering all of New Zealand’s geography and territorial waters. Whether you’re out on your boat, climbing a mountain, fixing a remote road or on your farm - you and your businesses are safer with us.
What will I be able to do and where can I connect?
When the service is available, you’ll be able to connect when you are outside with a clear line of sight to the sky, with no obstructions. This is so that your phone can “see” a satellite. As our testing with SpaceX continues, we’ll be able to tell you more about what you can expect.
SpaceX’s next generation satellites are timed to be in orbit to deliver text coverage from the end of 2024, with voice and data services to follow by the end of 2025.