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Lower-end customers to be affected as Spark ups prices following ComCom decision
"Given this negative uncertainty, Spark has no choice but to change its prices now."
Bupa, Vigil Monitoring and Spark Ventures seek health solutions for NZ
Bupa has teamed up with mobile health start-up Vigil Monitoring and Spark Ventures to find solutions to age care and health care issues.
Spark wins big, pulls trifecta at NetGuide Web Awards
General Manager of Spark Corporate Relations, Andrew Pirie says the NetGuide awards reflected the efforts Spark was making to help its customers take advantage of the digital revolution.
Spark launches 'urgent review' of pricing
"Given today’s decision, we feel we have no choice but to undertake an urgent review of our current pricing across both voice and broadband plans."
InterCity buses offer free onboard Wi-Fi with Spark
From this summer travellers and tourists will benefit from seamless 3G and 4G mobile Wi-Fi across New Zealand’s largest passenger transport network.
Spark and Huawei sign understanding to expand mobile coverage
Spark and Huawei reaffirmed their commitment to bring the latest technology to New Zealand consumers by expanding the existing Joint Innovation Programme.
Spark and Spotify bring technology to NZ summer music festivals
A radio-frequency identification wristband will allow attendees to connect, collect and share their festival experience, providing an interactive digital snapshot of their unique festival journey.
Spark, Chorus and Vodafone to pay 90 percent of telco levy
This morning the Commerce Commission has released its draft decision regarding the liability allocation for telecommunications providers.
Spark review may result in significant job cuts
Spark may follow Vodafone and cut a number of staff in the next couple of weeks.
Spark makes headway with Kiwi IT transformation
Spark has deployed Ericsson Service Agility Suite in a bid to re-engineer IT platforms and improve agility.
ComCom keeps its eye on Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees
The Commerce Commission has announced its new indicators for monitoring the mobile telecommunications markets.
Jumping ship will cost you as 2degrees jumps on the sim-locking bandwagon
2degrees says it it had been forced to ‘sim-lock’, conceding it is a backward step for competition in the $2 billion mobile market.
Lower South Island fibre internet cut by farmer
Access to fibre internet was cut for some parts of the lower South Island after a farmer dug through a cable.
Spark opens digital future with huge investment in cloud services
Spark Digital opens $60 million Takanini Data Centre as the company continues its investment programme in cloud services
Microsoft tempts buyers with slim, cheap smartphone model
The Lumia 830 is the thinnest and lightest Lumia in the flagship range and comes pre-loaded with Windows Phone 8.1
Virtual SIM - the disruptor or catalyst for a better customer experience
To remain relevant in a very competitive landscape, the operators will need to be more creative and deploy services beyond connectivity
Spark to bring the NBA to its broadband customers
Partnerships like these bypass Sky's sports channels and allow fans to watch games without the need for a Sky Sport subscription
Big telco helps Kiwi tech firm increase profit
The latest generation of payment hardware such as that provided by Swipe is a good example of how technology can make it easier for customers to do business.
SKY TV Announces Video on Demand Service
SkyTV has finally given a launch date, name and pricing for its soon to launch video on demand service
More gigs for social media users with new Spark offer
Refreshing newsfeeds and checking Twitter timelines has become a part of people’s day-to-day lives, so it makes sense to give customers more data to do so
Is NZ internet slowing down small Kiwi businesses?
New Zealand's internet limits are having an impact on our small businesses.
2degrees founder’s rumblings over ComCom mobile market monitoring
2degrees founder comes out swinging, saying the Commerce Commission is asleep at the wheel and has produced faulty information
New Sony Xperia Z3 phones operator-exclusive to Spark
Customers have the choice of two sizes without compromising performance or features
Scam targets Spark NZ customers
Spark New Zealand customers have been contacted by scammers and asked to hand over their personal details.