They've won exclusive access to a 5G testing lab - and a major advantage over their international competitors.
Fewer than a quarter of New Zealanders are confident they know enough about 5G.
People seem to only report ill-effects from cellphone towers if they already believe they're harmful.
Research shows 5G could be worth as much as $8.9 billion a year to the New Zealand economy.
"Traditionally, I've had to travel to find the weirdest stuff."
Telcos are blaming social media for a spate of attacks on cellphone towers.
Sixteen cellphone towers have now been attacked by arsonists in recent weeks.
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Mobile phone masts have been vandalised across the UK in recent days.