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Telecommunications
Full steam ahead for Spark's re-engineering programme
Spark New Zealand has successfully implemented the second major stage of its programme to re-engineer and update its key customer service IT platforms
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Cloud
Spark Chief Turnaround Officer out, new focus in
Spark New Zealand has announced that Matt Crockett, its Chief Turnaround Officer, will be leaving the company in the middle of this year.
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Telecommunications
Spark momentum gathers pace as Kiwis warm to strategic change
"Our customers wanted and needed us to change. They wanted us to be a growing New Zealand business."
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Telecommunications
Spark My Potential... Flagship crowdfunding initiative hits NZ
"What better way to unleash the potential of New Zealanders than by using digital technology and the power and generosity of the crowd to accelerate success?"
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Internet
Telecom makes digital mark... officially changes to Spark
"Spark will be a stimulus for new customers to take another look at what we have to offer, and we think they will be pleasantly surprised."
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Telecommunications
Tele-gone? Workers rebel as Moutter-Gate saga continues...
"I loved my job but now i wake up to days when i dont feel like going to work. Happy staff means more productivity for the company."
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Telecommunications
Under-fire Moutter apologises to "cynical" Telecom employee
"But there is a line we shouldn't cross and none of us should accept judgmental criticism or outright cynicism.
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Telecommunications
Leak: Cynical? Please resign! Says Simon Moutter
Watch what you say on Telecom's internal intranet forum – or you might find the big boss telling you to feel free to take your cynical side to another company!
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Telecommunications
Sparks fly as Telecom reveals official name change date...
"Spark is much more than just a new name - it reflects enormous change underway in our business and in the world around us."
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Cloud
Sparks fly as Telecom seals Business Cloud specialist acquisition
"We see this as a strategic business move giving the Telecom group a very strong New Zealand Cloud services portfolio."
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Telecommunications
Telecom completes first stage of "major" reengineering programme
"The reengineering programme is a significant driver of our long-term strategy."
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Telecommunications
Telecom stays NZ-focused with upcoming $23m Cook Islands sale
Telecom has entered into an agreement for the sale of its 60% interest in Telecom Cook Islands Limited, the incumbent telecommunications provider in the Cook Islands, for approximately NZ$23 million to Digicel.
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Telecommunications
Telecom launches new standalone business... Qrious
"Qrious is a bold move to help lead the development of greater economic and social value for New Zealand."
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Telecommunications
Telecom changes its name to Spark
Rebrand is latest in series of changes that are resetting the company for the digital future...
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Telecommunications
Telecom launches new internet TV business following financials
"Our investments in revamping our mass market brands, Telecom and Skinny, have delivered greater cut-through in key markets."
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Internet
Telecom nails $83m 4G auction bid
"With the addition of this 700 MHz spectrum, we will be in a very strong position to support New Zealand’s data, mobility and digital services future."
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CFO
Telecom to offer CEO and senior managers performance incentives to boost profits
Telco set to offer one-off performance equity grants to chief executive Simon Moutter and other senior managers over the next three years to incentivise them to boost profits.
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Government
Telecom: Lower price on copper inputs needed
Telco argues the input price for wholesale access to copper broadband needs to come in at the bottom end of Government’s proposed range.
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CFO
Telecom to keep cutting costs following financial results
Telecom Corp, which carved out its network operator unit Chorus at the end of 2011, reported a 0.5 percent decline in adjusted annual earnings to the bottom of its guidance range, and is predicting an unchanged dividend payment in 2014.
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CFO
Telecom earnings to be at bottom end of guidance
Telecom said annual earnings will be at the low end of guidance because of competition in fixed-line sales and a margin squeeze at its Gen-i unit.
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CFO
Telecom cuts could hit 1,230 jobs
Telecom wants to strip out as much as $110 million in annual costs by cutting up to 1,230 jobs.
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Simon Moutter
Telecom’s Moutter leaves debt issuing board
Telecommunications boss quits role to "focus his efforts on Telecom's core portfolio".
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Chorus
Annual results beckon for new Telecom CEO Simon Moutter
Telecom’s new CEO Simon Moutter starts his new role today, nearly a fortnight before the company announces their annual results.