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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.
29 May 18
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.”
24 May 18
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).
18 May 18
Introducing Spark Cloud Phone, the calling platform you didn’t know you needed
BroadSoft first unveiled BroadCloud back in October 2010.
15 May 18
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.
10 May 18
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."
10 May 18
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
08 May 18
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."
24 Apr 18
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.
16 Apr 18
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.
12 Apr 18
Spark evolves into enterprise security provider overnight
"Security is a beast not to be tackled alone.”
11 Apr 18
Chorus and Spark comment on the impact of last night’s storm
The majority of issues have been caused by power outages.
11 Apr 18
Dunedin’s free Wi-Fi network complete
The city network offers free gig-enabled hotspots in 15 separate locations across the city – from Mosgiel to Port Chalmers.
10 Apr 18
Telco market: ComCom sums up the biggest moves of 2017
The increase in IoT networks came after one specialist IoT network, KotahiNet, commenced operations in 2016.
10 Apr 18
Taika Waititi and Spark to host a new NZ film festival
Spark and Facebook have joined forces to create the Tall Shorts Film Festival.
06 Apr 18
Self-monitoring trash cans & smart dairy herds: Spark rolls out IoT network
“While we currently have 60% of rural and urban New Zealand covered, we’ll be working to extend that to 70% by July this year."
29 Mar 18
5G hits NZ with Spark’s first live test in Wellington
The trial was deployed with specialist equipment and technical support from technology partner Huawei and is located directly across from Parliament.
19 Mar 18
Exclusive: Here's what NZ's top CEOs are doing to improve gender diversity
You need to understand what’s going on in your own business and do something to fix it because if you don’t, all this talk –it’s just PR bollocks.
08 Mar 18
Spark’s robot wins big in Sydney
“It confirms for us that our approach to automation and what we are achieving is resulting in some great success.”
07 Mar 18
Spark refreshes Netflix offer for broadband customers
Customers who have already signed up for 12 months of Spark's 'Netflix on us', can now access a further 6 months.
06 Mar 18
Lightbox changes its platform in preparation for Lightbox movies
"We’ve decided to move to the Brightcove platform, which will give us the capability to expand and develop Lightbox."
21 Feb 18
How Spark’s transformation strategy impacted their bottom line
“As indicated at the end of the previous financial year, the transformation programme has associated costs of change."
21 Feb 18
TaaS panel supplier round-up - the big four and more
Since its launch in 2015, the TaaS panel has undergone a fair few changes, especially in recent days. We have a look at who is doing what, right now.
19 Feb 18
LPWAN market about to boom, hand-in-hand with IoT - IDC NZ
The low power WAN market is about to get competitive thanks to the rise of IoT, according to a new IDC NZ report.
14 Feb 18