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ISPs build backdoors into customer modems, creating security breach
Vodafone and Spark are among the ISPs. Their policy is to use the access for troubleshooting, but it still raises red flags.
30 May 17
Spark’s Xtra email completes transition from Yahoo to NZ-based provider
Spark and SMX now have over 800,000 Xtra email accounts up and running on the new email platform.
11 May 17
Spark releases ‘Data Lovers’ package for the modern smartphone
Spark has launched two new prepay ‘Data Lovers’ packs to cater for the growing need where users are consuming data rather than minutes and texts.
10 May 17
Christchurch: Spark & Ministry of Justice team up to deploy cloud tech
The Ministry of Justice and Spark have teamed up for a project exclusively for Christchurch.
01 May 17
Spark to implement huge WiFi boost to Westpac Stadium
The obvious benefit is the improved ability for visitors to share their stadium experiences with friends and family, primarily on social media.
20 Apr 17
Spark reveals new cloud-based customer experience system for Kiwis
“We wanted to help New Zealand businesses keep ahead of this growing demand from their customers with a system that would be easy to adopt."
06 Apr 17
Spark stays firm on TeamTalk deal – 80c or nothing and forget Vodafone
Spark New Zealand today released a statement to affirm their position in their attempted acquisition of TeamTalk.
04 Apr 17
Commerce Commission reveals concerns for Spark/TeamTalk merger
The Commerce Commission today published a statement of Preliminary Issues regarding Spark New Zealand’s proposed acquisition of TeamTalk.
03 Apr 17
Genesis Energy teams up with Spark's Revera cloud platform
“Like Genesis Energy, Spark’s driving force is to deliver truly useful technologies that enable businesses and consumers to do their best work"
29 Mar 17
TeamTalk fights back against Spark's 'hostile takeover bid'
TeamTalk yesterday recommended that its shareholders reject Spark’s 'hostile takeover bid' of $0.80c per share because the price is far too low.
24 Mar 17
Spark applies for TeamTalk acquisition clearance from ComCom
The Commerce Commission has acknowledged that it has received a clearance application from Spark for its proposed acquisition of TeamTalk.
21 Mar 17
Week in review: The biggest stories that went down last week on NetGuide
We thought we'd make it easy for you and pick out our highlights of the week in the land of consumer tech.
20 Mar 17
Spark welcomes 90% 4G rollout announcement; says 4.5G is where the future lies
90% of the country now has access to 4G services ahead of schedule. Spark says it welcomes the news, but it also has its eyes on 4.5G.
16 Mar 17
Nividous and Salient Process join forces in strategic partnership
The companies says this integration will enable developers to reduce the time, cost and technical skills necessary to build process applications.
13 Mar 17
Spark makes formal offer to acquire TeamTalk
“With all these factors in mind, we simply do not believe TeamTalk can deliver a better outcome for its shareholders than Spark’s offer.”
09 Mar 17
Spark to return to Chch CBD in ‘striking’ new Cathedral Square office
"We are now ready to honour a commitment we made to get back into the CBD when the timing was right to move,” says Simon Moutter.
07 Mar 17
Spark scores landmark Netflix deal
“Long gone are the days when New Zealanders had no choice in the way they watched TV and video."
27 Feb 17
Opposition rejoice as Vodafone Sky merger thrown out
"That market power in a country like New Zealand would have been a disaster."
23 Feb 17
NO DEAL: Vodafone Sky merger no go
The Commerce Commission has declined clearance of the Vodafone/Sky merger, saying it could not exclude the chance the merger could lessen competition.
23 Feb 17
Spark partners with Enable for 'street in a week' in Christchurch
Trials are taking place in parts of Avonhead, Riccarton, Burnside, Russley and Sockburn this week.
21 Feb 17
InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on ComCom's Vodafone-Sky decision
InternetNZ gets behind calls for a delay following the Vodafone-Sky merger decision expected this week.
20 Feb 17
Spark pleas for pause as Vodafone-Sky merger looms
"This is a question of natural justice: to allow them to push ahead without this breathing space would mean the merger already has been effected."
20 Feb 17
Spark NZ: Dynamic change, fibre movement & the road ahead
Mark Verbiest and Simon Moutter address Spark's financial results for the half-year ending 31st December 2016.
16 Feb 17
Spark & Ericsson partner up to deliver Kiwis a fully digital voice network
“Ericsson helped us deliver New Zealand’s very first analogue mobile network in the 1980s, and we’re pleased to be working with them again."
15 Feb 17