The faster and more reliable fifth generation (5G) wireless network is now available in parts of New Zealand. How good is 5G in Auckland, though?
New Zealand residents have predominantly only had three service networks to choose from in previous years – those being Spark, 2degrees, and One NZ (formerly Vodafone, currently going through a rebranding phase).
It appears that New Zealand is finally catching up with the rest of the world and rolling out 5G to their mobile internet users.
What networks are 5G available on?
5G is currently available on all three of the major networks in New Zealand, Spark, 2degrees and One NZ (which many still call Vodafone).
Vodafone has also already successfully implemented 5G into their network across several other countries and has seen great feedback from their customers and a well-maintained service so far, which means the fifth-generation service in NZ is expected to run smoothly without any glitches. Larger cities like Auckland have already received fantastic 5G reception.
What are the best smartphones with 5G capabilities?
To get the best use of 5G and all it offers, customers will need to ensure they have a 5G-ready smartphone or tablet device. The best options available on the market today are the following:
● Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
● OnePlus 11
● iPhone 14 Pro Max
● Samsung Galaxy A54
● iPhone 14
● Google Pixel 7 Pro
● Asus Zenfone 9
What are the benefits of 5G?
There are several benefits of 5G for mobile users, including faster upload and download speeds, better response times and more stable connections, all of which can be great whether you’re playing mobile games on your smartphone, taking a Zoom meeting or uploading your latest TikTok video.
Songs and movies now take just seconds or minutes at most to download, rather than half an hour to an hour or more. Upgrading to 5G also has several other benefits, such as increased capability, wider bandwidth, faster speeds, and much more.
Is it possible to play at licensed casino sites from my 5G-enabled device? Yes. It’s possible to play at fully licensed NZ online casinos, such as Mansion Casino to cite an example, from 5G-enabled smartphones and tablet devices that are connected to the web.
The experience is much better when playing online slots and live dealer games across the 5G wireless network which delivers ‘lag free’ connectivity. Additionally, there is no longer any chance of getting disconnected halfway through placing a bet due to slow internet speeds. There’s nothing worse than getting disconnected mid-way through placing a wager.
The graphics and 3D-rendered animated sequences are much smoother thanks to a more reliable and stable internet connection with zero latency.
Players using 5G-enabled devices no longer experience annoying buffering or lagging issues when live streaming state-of-the-art live dealer games from companies like Playtech.
5G is also fantastic for streaming Ultra 4K movies and television shows on Netflix, Prime, Disney+, YouTube, and other major streaming sites. Thanks to 5G, these same annoying buffering issues are a thing of the past.
Top content to stream across the 5G network
If you’re connected to the 5G network and have a relatively new smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer or smart TV with a decent screen and fancy watching one of today’s best 4K movies, you may want to try some of these hit titles.
Some of the most visually stunning movies out there today worth watching are Interstellar, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Blade Runner 49, Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Joker, and Dune. Others include Aquaman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Martian, The Revenant, Dunkirk, Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, and The Lord of the Rings, to name a few.
What are the best video games and live dealer games played over the 5G network?
Playtech has developed some of the world’s best live dealer games, and their hit titles include Live Prestige Roulette, Everybody’s Jackpot Live, Live Age of the Gods Bonus Roulette, Who Wants to be a Millionaire Live, and The Money Drop Live.
If that’s not enough to keep you going, try Jet Set Racing Roulette Live, Spin a Win Wild Live, Football Card Showdown Live, Majority Rules Speed Blackjack Live, and Deal or No Deal: The Big Draw – Live.
If you’re looking to play the most graphically demanding, high-end video games across the 5G network with your preferred device, you may like to try Grand Theft Auto V, Cyberpunk 2077, Genshin Impact, and PUBG Mobile.
You also have League of Legends, Call of Duty: War Zone, Elden Ring, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Some of these video games have a PEGI 18 age rating, and you must also be at least 18 years old to play any of the live dealer games from Playtech.
5G will eventually become the standard wireless network worldwide, and it will continue to shape our personal and professional lives.
It will lead toward a safer, smarter, and more sustainable future, bringing with it many other new opportunities that we cannot yet foresee as it continues to be rolled out in New Zealand and other parts of the world.