Networking vendor Netlinkz (ASX:NET) has signed a partner agreement with Spark New Zealand Trading, which represents part of New Zealand’s largest telecommunication company Spark NZ (ASX:SPK).
The company says under the agreement it will provide enterprise-grade Starlink satellite broadband services to Spark’s New Zealand business customers, and flows from a growth initiative Netlinkz detailed to the market back in late calendar 2022.
Netlinkz reports Spark has made an initial order for fixed high-performance kits and is already undertaking trials with some of its existing enterprise customers.
“We are excited to begin this trial alongside Netlinkz to explore how we can use Starlink satellite broadband technology to improve remote connectivity”
However, Netlinkz announces it is not able to determine the financial impact of this agreement for the purposes of materiality as at the date of the announcement.
Addressing the partner agreement, Netlinkz Managing Director James Tsiolis said: “We are encouraged by this new partnership agreement with New Zealand’s number-1 telecom company Spark.
The partnership is a core component of the strategy outlined in our ASX announcement of 23 November 2022. We look forward to working with Spark to bring the Netlinkz NaaS/Starlink technology to the telco’s New Zealand business customers.”
Also speaking on the agreement, Spark NZ Product Director Tessa Tierney comments that the company is excited to begin this trial alongside Netlinkz and explore how its technology can improve connectivity within New Zealand.
“We are excited to begin this trial alongside Netlinkz to explore how we can use Starlink satellite broadband technology to improve remote connectivity and provide additional resilience for New Zealand businesses, and look forward to the learnings which will inform our approach when we offer the product more broadly later this year.”
Netlinkz is an ASX-listed networking vendor with a vision of creating secure personalised connections for every user. The Netlinkz Virtual Secure Network (VSN) solutions is a network-as-a-service (NaaS) proposition that is user-centric, creating a per-user private network that is available, secure and performance optimised for authorised users regardless of their location.
The VSN also allows enterprises to embrace their new-normal by allowing IT departments to consistently enforce employee connectivity policies, simplifying operations, improving security, while directly correlating technology investment to user productivity.
Meanwhile, Spark NZ represents New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and digital services company with a market capitalisation of over NZ$9 billion, which provides mobile, broadband, and digital services to millions of New Zealanders and thousands of New Zealand businesses.