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ComCom makes final decision on what major telcos will contribute to $50m levy
Some providers pass the levy contribution onto consumers through a charge on their monthly bills.
07 Dec 17
Spark turns on 4.5G in central Taupo
Spark announced that Taupo has become the 30th site capable of achieving the fastest mobile data speeds in the country...
06 Dec 17
Microsoft challenging Spark, Datacom & other traditional IT services players, report finds
“Security has the highest stated importance from an investment perspective."
05 Dec 17
What will a telco be worth in 2018?
Big telcos buy small ones, and in recent years this has happened at a rapid rate in New Zealand, which means there are now fewer left to buy.
29 Nov 17
Deloitte celebrates winners of 2017 Top 200 business awards
"Some may have thought 2degrees were biting off more than they could chew, but the company changed market pricing and has shaken up the duopoly.”
27 Nov 17
Spark buys Digital Island – a good move?
I wasn’t inclined to believe that Spark would leave Digital Island to act as an independent brand as part of its wholesale and ventures division.
23 Nov 17
Winners unveiled as 2017 iSANZ Awards honour NZ's top InfoSec talent
"They are leaders in the information security field and number among some of the most skilled professionals anywhere in the world.”
22 Nov 17
Spark buys Auckland telco company in small but tactical move
Ed Hyde, CEO Spark ventures & wholesale, says the acquisition, while relatively small for Spark, is a smart, tactical investment.
15 Nov 17
4.5G has just arrived in Invercargill
Spark announced that Invercargill has become the 25th mobile site with 4.5G...
13 Nov 17
It’s officially time for Kiwis to say goodbye to landlines
“Voice calling over broadband is the future of calling..."
06 Nov 17
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.
02 Nov 17
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.
02 Nov 17
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.
01 Nov 17
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.
26 Oct 17
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.
20 Oct 17
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."
16 Oct 17
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...
06 Oct 17
Spark named exclusive carrier of Nokia in New Zealand
All Nokia smartphones feature “a pure Android experience” which includes monthly security updates.
03 Oct 17
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!
30 Sep 17
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.
15 Sep 17
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.”
15 Sep 17
Spark launches rollover data & minutes for all customers
Spark mobile customers now have the choice of rolling over the unused data and minutes.
12 Sep 17
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."
24 Aug 17
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.”
21 Aug 17