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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."
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.