Spark stories - Page 18
Spark challenges rivals with 4G offerings
Spark New Zealand has today announced it believes it is overtaking its rivals in respect of 4G mobile data services, after making rapid strides in its network build over recent months.
InternetNZ welcomes new trans-tasman internet cable
InternetNZ says the plan to have a new internet cable to New Zealand by June/July 2016 is ambitious but welcome.
Trans-Tasman telecommunications plans revealed
Spark, Vodafone and Telstra team up with Alcatel-Lucent for trans-Tasman telecommunications cable.
Spark, Voda and Telstra to spend US$70 million on trans-Tasman cable
Spark New Zealand and Vodafone, New Zealand's two dominant telecommunications providers, in partnership with Australian provider Telstra, will spen
Dead phones raise millions for Starship
Regardless of condition, make or model, all mobile phones are accepted by the Starship Mobile Phone Appeal. Phones can be dropped into any Spark, Vodafone or 2degrees store.
Spark joins Dunedin’s Gigatown party
Spark Gigabit broadband plans and GigaWiFi coming to Dunedin next year
Mobile phone blacklist turns one
Spark, Vodafone and 2Degrees have been working closely together to ensure that mobile devices reported lost or stolen are blocked across all the mobile networks.
Countdown to Christmas with our best articles of the year
From gay CEOs, sexist CEOs and mean CEOs to women at the top, disappearing ISPs and our whole office fighting it out on their Fitbits, we’ve had a great year.
Lower-end customers to be affected as Spark ups prices following ComCom decision
"Given this negative uncertainty, Spark has no choice but to change its prices now."
Bupa, Vigil Monitoring and Spark Ventures seek health solutions for NZ
Bupa has teamed up with mobile health start-up Vigil Monitoring and Spark Ventures to find solutions to age care and health care issues.
Spark wins big, pulls trifecta at NetGuide Web Awards
General Manager of Spark Corporate Relations, Andrew Pirie says the NetGuide awards reflected the efforts Spark was making to help its customers take advantage of the digital revolution.
Spark launches 'urgent review' of pricing
"Given today’s decision, we feel we have no choice but to undertake an urgent review of our current pricing across both voice and broadband plans."
InterCity buses offer free onboard Wi-Fi with Spark
From this summer travellers and tourists will benefit from seamless 3G and 4G mobile Wi-Fi across New Zealand’s largest passenger transport network.
Spark and Huawei sign understanding to expand mobile coverage
Spark and Huawei reaffirmed their commitment to bring the latest technology to New Zealand consumers by expanding the existing Joint Innovation Programme.
Spark and Spotify bring technology to NZ summer music festivals
A radio-frequency identification wristband will allow attendees to connect, collect and share their festival experience, providing an interactive digital snapshot of their unique festival journey.
Spark, Chorus and Vodafone to pay 90 percent of telco levy
This morning the Commerce Commission has released its draft decision regarding the liability allocation for telecommunications providers.
Spark review may result in significant job cuts
Spark may follow Vodafone and cut a number of staff in the next couple of weeks.
Spark makes headway with Kiwi IT transformation
Spark has deployed Ericsson Service Agility Suite in a bid to re-engineer IT platforms and improve agility.
ComCom keeps its eye on Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees
The Commerce Commission has announced its new indicators for monitoring the mobile telecommunications markets.
Jumping ship will cost you as 2degrees jumps on the sim-locking bandwagon
2degrees says it it had been forced to ‘sim-lock’, conceding it is a backward step for competition in the $2 billion mobile market.
Lower South Island fibre internet cut by farmer
Access to fibre internet was cut for some parts of the lower South Island after a farmer dug through a cable.
Spark opens digital future with huge investment in cloud services
Spark Digital opens $60 million Takanini Data Centre as the company continues its investment programme in cloud services
Microsoft tempts buyers with slim, cheap smartphone model
The Lumia 830 is the thinnest and lightest Lumia in the flagship range and comes pre-loaded with Windows Phone 8.1
Virtual SIM - the disruptor or catalyst for a better customer experience
To remain relevant in a very competitive landscape, the operators will need to be more creative and deploy services beyond connectivity