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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...
Microsoft challenging Spark, Datacom & other traditional IT services players, report finds
“Security has the highest stated importance from an investment perspective."
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
4.5G has just arrived in Invercargill
Spark announced that Invercargill has become the 25th mobile site with 4.5G...
It’s officially time for Kiwis to say goodbye to landlines
“Voice calling over broadband is the future of calling..."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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...
Spark named exclusive carrier of Nokia in New Zealand
All Nokia smartphones feature “a pure Android experience” which includes monthly security updates.
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!
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.
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.”
Spark launches rollover data & minutes for all customers
Spark mobile customers now have the choice of rolling over the unused data and minutes.
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."
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.”
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."