IP Transit

High capacity connectivity for delivering high-quality content across NZ and globally.

Why Spark IP Transit Services?

IP Transit services provides a resilient, high-capacity network to enable the delivery of quality content across New Zealand or internationally. 

End users can experience internet browsing utilising Spark's managed network of global infrastructure, IP Transit upstream providers peering relationships, social media and CDN providers.

Our IP Transit network is built around the Southern Cross and Tasman Global Access cable systems. It delivers a robust and dependable connection between New Zealand, Australia and United States of America - as well as direct connectivity into China and Asia.


Spark uses multiple internet exchange points within NZ, Australia, Asia and the USA. These provide international route diversity by allowing our IP Transit routers to bring traffic into each country over diverse links.


Our IP Transit Service allows international access and advertises network addresses into the Internet. Spark also manages international relationships with Tier1 Transit Providers and Peers.


24/7 fault restoration and optimisation via our NZ-based international customer care team. Our designers and engineers can also provide advice and support in the design, implementation and maintenance of Service Provider networks.


Spark provides web-based graphical tools to aid the Service Provider in monitoring their circuit utilisation and performance and to help isolate internal network problems.


IP Transit comes with a broad level of built-in DDoS protection against large-scale volumetric DDoS attacks. More targeted protection is available by subscription.

BGP Support

BGP communities give customers control over route preferences. Including no export policy, AS prepending, local preference policy and RTBH. RADb is also supported for automated AS updates.

IP Transit Service Options

Our International Transport Network includes connections between New Zealand, Australia and mainland USA, carried via the Southern Cross Cable Network.

The Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) provides a high-capacity fully redundant fibre ring, designed for maximum fault tolerance. The Southern Cross Cable is managed under contract by Spark New Zealand.

Connectivity between New Zealand and Australia is provided on the Tasman Global Access (TGA) Cable. Spark New Zealand is a consortium member on the TGA cable.

Additionally, our IP Transit Services network utilises alternative cable systems to add reach and robustness to your international delivery, including Australia-Japan Cable (AJC) and Asia-America Gateway Cable System (AAG).