2degrees continues to rollout its 4G network having most recently gone live in Taupo, Ohakune, Taranaki, Picton and Timaru.
The rollout to extend 2degrees’ 4G coverage includes the upgrade of more than 150 sites over 12 months with around 50 completed so far and is part of a wider network program.
2degrees now has 95% national population coverage, with more than 70% coverage on 4G.
2degrees' Chief Technology Officer Mike Davies says in 2014 2degrees delivered 4G coverage to New Zealand’s largest cities and towns, starting with Auckland, central Wellington, central Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga CBD and Mount Maunganui. Last year, 2degrees focused on bringing 4G coverage to the larger cities, towns and regional areas with cell sites being upgraded or built right across the country.
4G is currently live on 2degrees in the following areas: Ashburton, Blenheim, Burnham, Cambridge, Dunedin, Feilding, Greater Christchurch, Gisborne, Hastings, Huntly, Invercargill, Kapiti, Kihikihi, Levin, Lower Hutt, Masterton, Motueka, Napier, Oamaru, Ohope, Otaki Town, Palmerston North, Paraparaumu, Pukete Hamilton, Nelson, Prebbleton, Queenstown, Rangiora, Rolleston, Te Awamutu, Tokoroa, Wanaka, Whakatane, Whangamata South, Whanganui and Whangarei.
Access to 2degrees' 4G network is at no additional cost and will operate with all existing 2degrees customers’ current data allocations.