Menu
Thinxtra and Kordia wrap-up dedicated IoT network rollout

Thinxtra and Kordia wrap-up dedicated IoT network rollout

Thinxtra claims every population centre throughout New Zealand now has comprehensive redundant Sigfox network coverage

The rollout of Thinxtra’s dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) network is now complete, with 94 per cent of the country’s population within coverage, according to the telecommunications services provider.

Thinxtra claims that every population centre throughout New Zealand now has comprehensive redundant Sigfox network coverage.

Now, Thinxtra is focusing on expanding out the Sigfox network in rural and remote areas by the end of the year, in a bid to support the country’s agriculture exporting activities to Australia and further afield.

The completion of the network comes nearly eight months after Thinxtra celebrated reaching the halfway mark of the rollout.

“The IoT has the potential to revolutionise these industries and turbocharge the contribution they make to New Zealand’s economy, and we are delighted to play our part in realising that potential.” Darren Robinson, head of global sales and marketing at cornerstone investor, Rakon, said at the time.

The Sigfox infrastructure was built by IoT network experts, Kordia, which is Thinxtra’s preferred network partner in New Zealand.

Although built by Kordia, the network is monitored by Thinxtra’s Network Operation Centre in a bid to provide a 99 per cent service level agreement (SLA) to the telecommunications services provider’s customers and partners.

According to Thinxtra, the Sigfox network is already underpinning commercially-deployed smart city and agriculture projects, including monitoring waste bins in Christchurch and monitoring speed and school signs in the North Island.

Indeed, Thinxtra said it is now fully operational to support local projects anywhere in New Zealand with the company’s 275 partners and solution makers in Australia and New Zealand, including Kordia and Datacom as major local partners.

It should be noted that Spark turned on its own new national low-power wide area (LPWAN) network on 26 March, just days before Thinxtra announced the completion of the Sigfox network.

Spark said at the time that its new LPWAN network, which is also aimed at serving the burgeoning IoT market, is available for commercial use in 60 per cent of the country’s populated areas.

Spark’s IoT network is currently providing coverage in Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Rotorua, Palmerston North, Shannon, Wellington, Nelson, Blenheim, Christchurch and Dunedin. Sites in Hastings and Invercargill will go live in the next few weeks.



Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags TelcoTelecommunicationsDatacomKordiaIoTsparkThinxtra

Featured

Slideshows

Leading female front runners of the Kiwi ICT industry honoured at 2019 WIICTA

Leading female front runners of the Kiwi ICT industry honoured at 2019 WIICTA

Reseller News has honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry at the 2019 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards recognised standout individuals across six categories, spanning Entrepreneur, Rising Star, Shining Star, Community, Technical and Achievement. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Leading female front runners of the Kiwi ICT industry honoured at 2019 WIICTA
Reseller News kicks off awards season in 2019 with Judges' Lunch

Reseller News kicks off awards season in 2019 with Judges' Lunch

The 2019 Reseller News Innovation Awards has kicked off with the Judges Lunch in Auckland with 70 judges in the voting panel. The awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors. Photos by Christine Wong.

Reseller News kicks off awards season in 2019 with Judges' Lunch
Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomed 2018 inductees - Chris Simpson, Kendra Ross and Phill Patton - to the third running of the Reseller News Hall of Fame lunch, held at the French Cafe in Auckland. The inductees discussed the changing landscape of the technology industry in New Zealand, while outlining ways to attract a new breed of players to the ecosystem. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch
Show Comments