Welcome to 5G
5G Mobile and Wireless Broadband available on selected devices in limited areas of Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.
What is 5G?
5G is more than the next generation of wireless technology, it's the start of your journey towards faster speeds and reliable connectivity for more people in and out of your home.
World of gaming
5G broadband is here
More people online
Get more done
Meet the 5Gs
See how Kiwis just like you might benefit from a 5G network.
5G stands for ‘5th generation mobile network’. 5G creates opportunities to connect almost anything and everything from fridges to garages, all thanks to this generation's massive improvements in wireless technology. It will also help getting things done faster; faster download speeds, faster upload speeds and more reliable streaming quality.
Any 2degrees business or individual customer who has a 5G mobile device with its software updated to enable 2degrees 5G and is within 2degrees 5G coverage will be able to access the network. Our network has already rolled out across select parts of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and continues to roll out across the rest of the country. Our 5G Wireless Broadband uses the same network to power internet services.
We want our 5G network to enhance experiences for our customers, helping them do what they want to do, from wherever it suits them. Whether that’s faster streaming download speeds, zippier gaming experiences, reliable remote working for those on-the-go employees, or the ability to handle more people online at one time, we think 5G has something for everyone.
You'll need a 5G capable phone, with its software updated to enable 2degrees 5G, and you will need to be in an area where 2degrees currently has 5G coverage to use the network - which you can check on our coverage map. We have a range of 5G capable phones in our online shop to choose from with more being added as we go along.
You can also experience the power of 5G through our 5G Wireless Broadband. 5G Mobile and Broadband is available on selected devices in limited areas of Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.
It means you're using 2degrees 5G! Customers with 5G capable handsets with the relevant software update will have 2degrees 5G if they are also in a 5G coverage area.
2degrees has partnered with global leader in 5G Ericsson, and we are the only NZ carrier to partner with them for radio access network (RAN).
There are a few rumours swirling around about 5G turning sheep into washing machines, and generally flipping things upside down. While some of these concerns are perhaps farcical, at 2degrees we take security seriously. Like 2G, 3G and 4G before it, 5G technology has been rigorously tested by independent organisations to make sure it doesn’t impact the health and well-being of Kiwis.
Here’s a list of international websites who can provide more information:
5G is faster and is built to relay more data than previous generations (4G and 3G). It has the potential to enable super-fast downloads, reduce latency to a minimum, and offer exceptional reliability.