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Broadband and mobile: Rural New Zealand gets more of the good stuff
Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees announce new rural broadband and mobile services in twenty locations
Spark lifts earnings on the back of mobile, wireless, cloud services
The telco's continued improved performance was founded on a clear strategy with strong execution and greater customer focus.
Former Revera chief to lead Leaven, Spark's new DX consulting firm
Leaven is designed to help Kiwi businesses shift to more flexible ways of working in the digital era.
Spark recalls power back-up kit for wireless landline phones
Although Spark says it is not aware of any fire incidents or harm caused as a result of the defects, the company is recalling all devices immediately.
ComCom says its time to deregulate copper voice services
The Commerce Commission has cited the range of alternative voice offerings and shrinking consumer numbers as reasons to let Spark take the reigns.
Kiwi Smart City projects win big in IDC Awards
New Zealand initiatives won three categories in the IDC Smart City APAC Awards – Civic Engagement, Education, and Sustainable Infrastructure.
Canstar Blue’s SMB Internet Provider award winners are...
“It’s getting harder to be a small business in New Zealand, but technology is making life easier for us.”
Spark protects seniors from scammers with new home phone
Nuisance-call blocking landline gives peace of mind around scam calls and new postpaid mobile plans designed specifically for over-65s.
Women in tech: ShadowTech event to create opportunity
Several high profile Kiwi tech firms will be giving young New Zealand female students the opportunity to be mentored at the upcoming ShadowTech Day events.
Commission warns Spark for misleading in-contract customers
The warning follows an investigation into representations Spark made on its website and in emails in August and September 2018.
Vocus slams ComCom mobile review as “disgraceful”
The Commission says there is no need for measures to improve competition in the NZ mobile market. Vocus says this decision will be “crippling.”
Study finds NZ mobile services in good stead due to competition
The study found indicators such as pricing, coverage and choice of mobile services were trending in a positive direction for consumers.
Spark, Vodafone, and 2degrees team up for Christchurch
Chief executives from New Zealand’s largest internet providers have jumped on board with the Christchurch Call to Action.
Red Hat’s role in Spark’s digital transformation strategy
We look at the role of global open source vendor Red Hat in Spark New Zealand's transformation strategy.
Spark launches eSIM compatibility - but there's a catch
Spark only supports a select number of devices sold through its stores.
Spark's Simon Moutter resigns; insider Jolie Hodson to take charge
"I haven’t made any decisions about what I’ll do after I finish at Spark, other than committing the first couple of months to spending some quality time with my family.”
Spark to stock Cat’s new rugged smartphone
The rugged device is designed for people with outdoor lifestyles or rugged professions, where mainstream devices are too easily damaged or destroyed.
ISPs take top honours at Genesys partner awards
NZ's Spark was named the Australia/New Zealand Partner of the Year, while Telstra took the top honour for APAC.
NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
Content sharing platforms have a duty of care to proactively monitor for harmful content, act expeditiously to remove content which is flagged to them as illegal.
Updated: NZ ISPs block internet footage of Christchurch shootings
2degrees, Spark, Vodafone and Vocus are now blocking any website that shows footage of the mosque shootings.
Introducing Spark & Ohmio's first 5G-connected driverless vehicle
Ohmio Automation and Spark are trialling the vehicle in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct. The vehicle is connected to Spark’s pre-commercial 5G network.
Kiwis spending large on phones… for now
While New Zealanders are spending per device on smartphones than ever before, sellers should be wary that we will only go so fare.
2degrees lays down the gauntlet with price promise
The telco provider has promised that its residential broadband customers won’t face a pay rise this year.
Mainfreight uses Spark’s IoT Asset Tracking service to locate hazardous goods
“Receiving automated alerts means we have improved our logistics planning and our asset network can be rebalanced faster."