Displaying items by tag: Spark NZ

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.

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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.

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New Zealand’s largest telco, Spark, has stopped replacements of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 on advice from Samsung and after one of its customers reported their Note7 had overheated and subsequently caught fire.

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New Zealand’s competition enforcement and regulatory agency, The Commerce Commission, has recommended the deregulation of resale voice services provided by the country’s largest telco, Spark.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:37

March of the robots as iPhone 7 comes a step closer

There’s something distinctly robotic about the way iPhone devotees have lined up at one store in New Zealand to ensure they are some of the first to snap up the latest offering from Apple – the iPhone 7.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Consumers in New Zealand, like their Australian counterparts, are being wooed by mobile operators with increasingly bigger data allowances as part of their mobile phone plans.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s largest telco, Spark, has responded to the growing appetite for bigger and bigger data allowances with new offerings to the majority of its home, and many of its business broadband customers, of up to 50% more data on their plans.

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The Southern Cross Trans-Pacific Optical Research Testbed (SXTransPORT) dual submarine optical fibre links between Sydney and North America have been upgraded to 100Gbps.

New Zealand telco Spark has suffered a slight drop in net profits and revenue as it looks to maintain its market dominance despite significant concerns about key rival Vodafone eating away at its market.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Spark New Zealand has announced a new chief executive for Spark Ventures: Ed Hyde, who originally joined Spark back in 2006.

Published in People Moves

Motorola has partnered with New Zealand’s biggest telco, Spark, to deliver a two-way radio solution that will enable the New Zealand Fire Service’s 10,000 career and volunteer firefighters to stay connected to their colleagues in the field.

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