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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
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."
14 Aug 17
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.
04 Aug 17
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.”
02 Aug 17
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...
24 Jul 17
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.
06 Jul 17
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.
05 Jul 17
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."
04 Jul 17
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.
28 Jun 17
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.
20 Jun 17
Spark drops dealer partner model for consumer market; buys back stores
Spark is dumping its dealer partner model for the consumer market, taking on direct management of stores currently managed by Leading Edge and Orb.
19 Jun 17
Carpool Coaching: Business mentoring inspired by Carpool Karaoke
The first video of the campaign has reached over 70,000 people, getting 42,000 views, 11 shares and counting.
13 Jun 17