2degrees Mobile

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Company Name

Two Degrees Mobile Limited

Ownership Type

Privately Held

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

24

3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Two Degrees Mobile Limited is New Zealand's newest full service telecommunications provider.  It is controlled by US holding Trilogy International Partners, which provides wireless telecommunication services in Latin America as well as investments in a range of other countries.

Back in the 90s a visionary group of Maori challenged the crown through the Treaty of Waitangi and won the rights to 3G spectrum. Despite financial and regulatory adversity a Maori Trust (Hautaki) was established with the challenge of launching New Zealand’s third mobile network. Tex Edwards founded 2degrees in February 2001 and provided initial capital.  Later that year investments were made by Strive Masiyiwa’s Econet Wireless group and shortly afterwards the pan-Maori trust Hautaki. After successfully advocating for critical regulatory realignment the company was fully capitalised in 2007 and construction of its mobile network began. 2degrees commercially launched in 2009, significantly lowering the cost of mobile for Kiwis.

2degrees operates a 3G UMTS network over B1 (2100 MHz) and B8 (900 MHz), and 4G LTE network over B3 (1800 MHz) and B28 (700 MHz). In areas without 2degrees coverage, handsets roam on Vodafone NZ's GSM and UMTS network.

Services Available

As specialists in 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies, our R-Spectrum team provides in-country technical services to most regions around the world. Operating on a contract basis we are often sent to remote and isolated regions to assist companies in establishing voice and data communications.

Through our R-Spectrum team, we help our clients visualise and understand mobile signal issues by offering a range of radio frequency modelling services for 2G GSM, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE, and 5G NR cellular technologies. The first step to solving any problem is to understand the problem.