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Spark to launch emerging tech innovation unit in 2019
The as yet unnamed unit will be headed by Claire Barber and focus on R&D, operating as a distinct unit from the main business.
Huawei and Spark unveil world-first 5G trial network
“For Spark, 5G will drive the next evolution of our business and we are motivated to push the boundaries of this new technology."
Spark to stream international hockey matches
Move over Sky and free-to-air TV – sports fans will soon have another choice of provider for all their shin-whacking hockey coverage.
Spark to open triple-level flagship store in Commercial Bay
Spark will be one of the landmark retailers setting up shop in one of the country’s newest shopping destinations next year.
Spark continues Nokia exclusivity partnership
Nokia builds on its plans to take on the NZ market as it releases its new 7.1 handset exclusively through Spark.
IDC NZ: Telcos finally going digital
The report says New Zealand telecommunications companies are transitioning to become genuine digital services providers.
No Pixel 3 for Kiwis - Why the snub, Google?
Google’s offerings in the NZ market are limited at best and there is no sign of when its latest phone will be hitting our shores.
Top 200 Kiwi IT companies show record profitability growth
According to a sneak preview of this year’s TIN Report, due to be released next month, the TIN200 have seen their greatest growth in over a decade.
Spark's new IoT network offers 'huge potential' for Kiwi businesses
Spark’s second Internet of Things (IoT) network has now officially launched in New Zealand’s main centres, with a wider rollout coming in the coming months.
ComCom says national roaming stays, including 5G
Despite Vodafone and Spark’s protests, the Commerce Commission decided there will be no changes to national roaming in order to promote competition.
Spark, TUANZ positive about ComCom mobile market study
The Commerce Commission has announced a study into the national mobile market. Spark and TUANZ have both released statements welcoming the study.
Polycom recognises success at first ever A/NZ Partner Awards
Telstra, Spark, Ingram Micro NZ, Dimension Data, and Data#3 among winners.
Kiwis' scam losses hit $18.6m, eclipsing last year's figures
This year Kiwis have lost a staggering $18.6 million to scams, compared to $10.1 million for over the entirety of last year.
The impact of business transformation on Spark NZ’s financial year
"Spark’s success in growth areas continued to offset the decline in legacy areas of the business."
Spark details 5G rollout plans
By 2020, Spark expects its wireless-network specific capex to be between 25%-35% of Spark’s overall capital expenditure envelope.
Netsafe & Spark ramp up scam education efforts across NZ
Netsafe and Spark are on a mission to raise awareness about the dangers of phone and online scams.
Spark to launch new online service to connect Kiwis with SMEs
“It wasn’t that long ago we ran businesses like the Yellow Pages service, helping connect Kiwis looking for businesses. Now we’re stepping that up."
Vodafone NZ partners with IBM for when everything goes digital
Coming on the heels of a similar announcement from its biggest rival, Vodafone NZ hopes to achieve its Digital Vodafone 2021 program with IBM.
How robots gave one call centre worker an entirely new career
Ex-call centre agent Mark Annas says automation doesn’t have to present a career crisis for those willing to grab the bull (or robot) by the horns.
Spark facing court proceedings after Commerce Commission alleges it misled customers
Spark has addressed the charges, saying it is disappointed by the commission's decision to file proceedings.
Spark NZ announces two new additions to leadership team
Each leadership team member will supposedly bring specific knowledge, insights and perspectives to the top table.
Telegistics' evolution continues with new modern HQ
The new facility in Mount Wellington, Auckland boasts state-of-the-art features and room for the company's continuing growth.
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."