Some 2degrees customers in central Auckland and Wellington are getting a speed boost earlier than planned after the company switched on its 5G network for testing ahead of schedule, Newshub reveals. “The 2degrees team is gathering valuable data on network and device performance, upload and download speeds, latency and handovers,” 2degrees CTO Martin Sharrock said. Vodafone and Spark, the company’s biggest rivals, already offer 5G coverage in multiple parts of both the North and South Islands.