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NetSmart Ltd.
Private company
Industry Internet Service Provider
Founded 1998
Headquarters Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Products Fibre & Wireless Broadband, Telephony services, Hosting, Data Center, Cloud Computing, Hotspots

NetSmart Limited is a telecommunication service provider based in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand.

Key Company Milestones[edit]

  • 1998 - NetSmart is born;
  • 1999 - NetSmart starts web hosting;
  • 2002 - NetSmart starts building a broadband wireless network in the Bay of Plenty;
  • 2002 - NetSmart connects to the Auckland Peering Exchange;
  • 2004 - NetSmart moves to new custom built data centre in Regency House, Tauranga;
  • 2005 - Broadband coverage is now extended from Waihi through to Whakatane;
  • 2007 - NetSmart builds DMR backhaul from Auckland (Sky Tower) to Tauranga, scalable to gigabit ethernet;
  • 2008 - NetSmart adds fibre based backup to Auckland DMR link;
  • 2009 - NetSmart starts trials of licensed WiMAX and starts fitout of a new data centre in Tauranga;
  • 2010 - NetSmart launches business licensed WiMAX service in Matamata-Piako, Hauraki, Western Bay and Tauranga Districts;
  • 2011 - NetSmart launches high speed residential licensed WiMAX broadband and phone service;
  • 2012 - NetSmart increases its licensed WiMAX coverage to Hamilton and Cambridge, Waikato;
  • 2012 - NetSmart increases its licensed WiMAX coverage to Bombay region, Auckland;
  • 2012 - NetSmart increases its licensed WiMAX coverage to Bombay region, Auckland;
  • 2013 - NetSmart acquired Skynet - Waikato region based wireless ISP;
  • 2014 - NetSmart extends its after hour and weekend customer support;
  • 2015 - NetSmart launched its Ultrafast Wireless product;
  • 2015 - NetSmart started a sister company in Nairobi, Kenya;
  • 2016 - NetSmart internet branch is acquired by Lightwire Limited existing staff of the business continues operation under the name "Eco Datacenter";[1]


  1. ^ "Lightwire Purchase and Eco Datacenter Re Branding". Retrieved 6 July 2016. 

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