Spark bolsters resilience with satellite-backed towers

Spark bolsters resilience with satellite-backed towers
The towers will be connected via Starlink to fill connectivity gaps, while ‘cell tower in space’ provider Lynk fills out its satellite constellations. (Image: Spark/Lynk)
Ben Moore
Spark is investing in improving its ability to respond to sudden network outages with five temporary satellite-connected cell towers nationwide.The temporary towers provide mobile network access via Starlink’s satellite service and can be rolled out from storage in Northland, Auckland, Napier, Palmerston North and Canterbury.Spark network and operations director Renee Mateparae said that the towers are just a start.“With our new satellite-connected temporary cell towers, we can ensure the right equipment is positioned much closer to...

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