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It’s officially time for Kiwis to say goodbye to landlines
“Voice calling over broadband is the future of calling..."
Spark extends mobile coverage for the summer months
As soon as summer comes around, Kiwis all over NZ pack up their bags and get the heck away from cities, which is why Spark has made its move.
Nostalgia or nonsense? Nokia’s revamped brick launches in NZ next week
The Nokia 3310 3G retains some of the features of the past but has obviously had some Botox, a tummy tuck and new organ replacements.
Spark gains three new TaaS certifications
The certification by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) comes after Spark signed up its 100th TaaS customer earlier this year.
4 major telcos pay 90% of $50m development levy in ComCom's draft decision
Today’s draft decision sees Spark, Vodafone, Chorus, and 2degrees Mobile collectively paying for more than 90% of the $50 million levy.
Spark and Vodafone work together to build new cell tower
Spark activated the new mobile cell site in Kirwee, a fast-growing town 40 minutes from Christchurch.
Kiwi company shortlisted for global broadband pioneer award
“Wireless broadband redefines what we think of as ‘broadband’: a wireless solution with no complex installation process."
The IoT could provide unlimited opportunities for Kiwis
The NZ IoT Alliance suggests this technology could bring up to $2.2 billion to the New Zealand economy over the next 10 years...
Spark named exclusive carrier of Nokia in New Zealand
All Nokia smartphones feature “a pure Android experience” which includes monthly security updates.
Spark listens to customers and upgrades unlimited data deal
It's certainly good news for any New Zealander who’s life revolves around infinite data – and any parasites who rely on data hotspotting!
Vodafone and Spark announce availability dates for latest iPhones
The iPhone X will be available for pre-order from both providers on October 27, and available from November 3.
8 businesses that launched te reo Maori initiatives for Maori Language Week
“It may be as simple as saying ‘Morena’ every morning or saying ‘kia ora’ instead of ‘thank you’. Be brave and give something a go.”
Spark launches rollover data & minutes for all customers
Spark mobile customers now have the choice of rolling over the unused data and minutes.
Using robotics, IoT & data analytics to clean up NZ’s waterways
“There is now a push to make all New Zealand’s waters and rivers swimmable again."
Spark's chairman to retire later this year, new chair named
"At some point, it will be appropriate for each of the long-serving Directors to transition off the Board.”
Four telcos warned about breaching Fair Trading Act by Commerce Commission
“The complexity and range of goods and services offered by the industry means consumers can be easily confused about product offerings."
Spark gets rainbow tick of approval for workplace diversity & inclusion
Spark’s managing director Simon Moutter and chairman Mark Verbiest hold leading roles in Champions for Change initiatives.
Snapchat your way through the streets of Paris: Spark overhauls roaming plans
“Customers need to know they can roam without worrying about a huge bill.”
4.5G the fastest network you can’t use: Can your phone handle the nationwide upgrade?
4.5G is the next generation of mobile internet technology, yet many consumers with older smartphones will need to upgrade to use the network...
Auckland Council, Spark open their final community basketball court in Glen Innes
Auckland Council hopes that the free Wi-Fi at this basketball court will encourage the community to increase their physical activity.
Kiwi IoT future heats up as Spark joins Vodafone in IoT network prep
Vodafone and Spark are gearing up for the promised IoT windfall, with both announcing work on IoT networks.
City of sensors: Spark NZ rolls out nationwide IoT network
“Being connected to this extent will change the way we look at everything -- rubbish bins could schedule themselves to be emptied at the right time."
Qrious unveils Kiwi big data platform-as-a-service offering
Spark's Qrious has launched its Qonnect big data platform designed to provide NZ companies with a cloud-based platform-as-a-service big data solution.
Queenstown broadband upgrades to 4.5G, the fastest in New Zealand
Queenstown is the first New Zealand town to receive the 4.5G broadband upgrade.