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Kiwis dump VDSL in favour of new broadband prospects
Around 34% are now on fibre and 16% on wireless broadband.
Govt escalates rural broadband completion a year ahead of schedule
Communications minister Clare Curran says she wants "people to know they don’t have to wait until the end of 2022."
Spark launches credit refund scheme for 135,000 former customers
At least 135,000 former Spark customers may be in line for a credit refund - and people should check their mailboxes or their inboxes.
Spark and Revera join GovTech solutions initiative
Spark and Revera are putting their collective weight behind Creative HQ’s Lightning Lab GovTech programme.
Cisco and Spark collaborate to develop a 5G innovation hub
Spark announced that Cisco is the first of several collaborators it will be working with to prepare and test the parameters for a 5G network.
Chorus reshuffles executive team as company veterans say goodbye
“I’m pleased to be joining Chorus at such an important point in its development as a company.”
Taitokerau Fibre Networks and Kordia upgrade Northland fibre link
Taitokerau Fibre Networks is 80% owned by three Iwi of Te Taitokerau (Te Rarawa, Ngati Whatua and Whaingaroa).
Introducing Spark Cloud Phone, the calling platform you didn’t know you needed
BroadSoft first unveiled BroadCloud back in October 2010.
Red Hat taps Spark talent for ‘Certified Professional of the Year’ award
The company presented the award at the 2018 Red Hat Summit, with Spark's senior support engineer Neha Sandhu taking the honours.
Dimension Data NZ & Spark Wholesale to deliver network resilience
"Our partnership with Spark Wholesale will enable us to improve our capabilities as new services are added to keep pace with emerging tech."
Spark introduces Kiwis to Android One
Spark has announced that it will be the first to bring Google’s Android One programme to New Zealand
NZ telcos toughen their stance against scam calls and emails
“Historically, when we’ve seen scam activity on our network, we’ve lacked a fast and simple way to coordinate."
Spark buys 2019 Rugby World Cup broadcast rights, should you worry?
Spark announced that it has secured the rights to bring to New Zealanders the Rugby World Cup 2019.
Robots, drones and connected cars: Spark shows off their 5G future
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Spark at their Auckland headquarters to explore their vision of the 5G future.
Spark evolves into enterprise security provider overnight
"Security is a beast not to be tackled alone.”
Chorus and Spark comment on the impact of last night’s storm
The majority of issues have been caused by power outages.
Dunedin’s free Wi-Fi network complete
The city network offers free gig-enabled hotspots in 15 separate locations across the city – from Mosgiel to Port Chalmers.
Telco market: ComCom sums up the biggest moves of 2017
The increase in IoT networks came after one specialist IoT network, KotahiNet, commenced operations in 2016.
Taika Waititi and Spark to host a new NZ film festival
Spark and Facebook have joined forces to create the Tall Shorts Film Festival.
Self-monitoring trash cans & smart dairy herds: Spark rolls out IoT network
“While we currently have 60% of rural and urban New Zealand covered, we’ll be working to extend that to 70% by July this year."
5G hits NZ with Spark’s first live test in Wellington
The trial was deployed with specialist equipment and technical support from technology partner Huawei and is located directly across from Parliament.
Exclusive: Here's what NZ's top CEOs are doing to improve gender diversity
You need to understand what’s going on in your own business and do something to fix it because if you don’t, all this talk –it’s just PR bollocks.
Spark’s robot wins big in Sydney
“It confirms for us that our approach to automation and what we are achieving is resulting in some great success.”
Spark refreshes Netflix offer for broadband customers
Customers who have already signed up for 12 months of Spark's 'Netflix on us', can now access a further 6 months.