One New Zealand sheds previous branding, inks SpaceX deal

One New Zealand sheds previous branding, inks SpaceX deal

Newly-rebranded operator One New Zealand revealed plans to achieve 100 per cent protection in its market utilizing SpaceX’s Starlink low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites to fill present gaps, a deal introduced the day it dropped the Vodafone title.

The operator plans to begin delivering entry by means of satellite tv for pc connectivity in late 2024 with the service initially set to offer MMS and SMS earlier than finally being expanded to voice and knowledge.

In a press release, One New Zealand CEO Jason Paris famous its terrestrial community already coated 98 per cent of the areas the place individuals stay and work, however as a result of geography of the nation this solely accounts for round half of the landmass.

“When the service goes stay, there shall be protection throughout the nation whether or not you’re out in your boat, climbing a mountain, fixing a distant highway or in your farm,” he added.

The rebranding to One New Zealand had been flagged by the corporate in September 2022, which has been distancing itself from its former guardian organisation since being bought by Vodafone Group in mid-2019 for NZD3.4 billion ($2.1 billion).

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