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New Zealand’s largest telco Spark is switching services across the country from its ageing Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to a next-generation IP-based network.

New Zealand telco Spark is installing electric vehicle chargers in phone boxes around the city of Wellington as part of the extension of its “Spark Plugs” initiative.

Published in Strategy

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has launched a new telecommunications information service on the Chinese social networking platform WeChat for both English and Chinese language speakers.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:34

Genesis sparks up with move to the cloud

New Zealand power company Genesis Energy is now running its business from the cloud after migrating its entire IT infrastructure to Spark’s Revera Cloud platform.

Published in Deals

New Zealand’s 4G mobile network now reaches residents living and working in 90% of the country, with the nation’s largest telco Spark hailing the milestone as the first step towards the next evolution of mobile technology – 4.5G.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 09 March 2017 10:15

Spark NZ confirms $22.7m TeamTalk takeover offer

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has confirmed its takeover offer for network company TeamTalk for NZ$22.7 million with a formal offer to shareholders of 0.80 cents per share.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 21:43

Court temporaily halts Vodafone NZ-Sky TV merger

New Zealand’s High Court has temporarily halted the proposed merger of Vodafone New Zealand and satellite pay TV operator Sky TV, ordering a short-term stay to the deal in the event the New Zealand Commerce Commission gives its clearance to the merger on Thursday morning.

Telco Vocus has achieved record revenues and profits for the six months to the end of December last year on the back of the acquisitions of Nextgen and the M2 group of companies.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has teamed up with professional services firm Enable in a Christchurch trial of its "street in a week" programme which is upgrading customers to broadband networks from old copper networks across the country.

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark’s domination of the country’s mobile market is being challenged by competitors, with a price war putting the telco under intense pressure.  

New Zealand telco Spark has selected global communications giant Ericsson to help deliver its next-generation, fully digital voice network technology.

Published in Deals

New Zealand telco Spark is extending its Spark Plugs electric car initiative with a new partnership with the Kāpiti Coast District Council in the country’s North Island involving the installation of vehicle chargers to Spark phone boxes around the district.

New Zealand energy company Contact Energy is now running its entire business in the cloud after completing a large scale migration to telco Spark’s cloud services platform late last year.

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has helped the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) successfully complete the major phase of a two-part data centre migration overnight in December.

New Zealand’s 111 emergency telephone service is up and running normally again, after initial disruption in the first half-hour after the earthquake that hit the south island of the country in the early hours of Monday.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has set out on a major programme to upgrade its broadband networks across the country and move as "many as possible" of its customers off old copper networks and onto newer technologies like fibre and wireless broadband.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Four telcos — Spark, Chorus, Vodafone and 2Degrees Mobile — will pay the lions’ share of the NZ$50 million Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL) for 2015/16 proposed by New Zealand’s competition enforcement and regulatory agency, The Commerce Commission.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark is partnering with rapidly growing online magazine The Spinoff to produce a new music section on Spinoff’s website.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The New Zealand government is looking to extend the country’s broadband network to rural areas where blackspots impede mobile phone and broadband coverage.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 13 October 2016 23:11

Spark NZ Note7 customers get $100 gift card

Samsung Note7 customers of  New Zealand telco Spark are receiving $100 gift cards wheh they return their Note7 phones to a Spark store.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
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