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Spark, Vodafone, and 2degrees team up for Christchurch
Chief executives from New Zealand’s largest internet providers have jumped on board with the Christchurch Call to Action.
Red Hat’s role in Spark’s digital transformation strategy
We look at the role of global open source vendor Red Hat in Spark New Zealand's transformation strategy.
Spark launches eSIM compatibility - but there's a catch
Spark only supports a select number of devices sold through its stores.
Spark's Simon Moutter resigns; insider Jolie Hodson to take charge
"I haven’t made any decisions about what I’ll do after I finish at Spark, other than committing the first couple of months to spending some quality time with my family.”
Spark to stock Cat’s new rugged smartphone
The rugged device is designed for people with outdoor lifestyles or rugged professions, where mainstream devices are too easily damaged or destroyed.
ISPs take top honours at Genesys partner awards
NZ's Spark was named the Australia/New Zealand Partner of the Year, while Telstra took the top honour for APAC.
NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
Content sharing platforms have a duty of care to proactively monitor for harmful content, act expeditiously to remove content which is flagged to them as illegal.
Updated: NZ ISPs block internet footage of Christchurch shootings
2degrees, Spark, Vodafone and Vocus are now blocking any website that shows footage of the mosque shootings.
Introducing Spark & Ohmio's first 5G-connected driverless vehicle
Ohmio Automation and Spark are trialling the vehicle in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct. The vehicle is connected to Spark’s pre-commercial 5G network.
Kiwis spending large on phones… for now
While New Zealanders are spending per device on smartphones than ever before, sellers should be wary that we will only go so fare.
2degrees lays down the gauntlet with price promise
The telco provider has promised that its residential broadband customers won’t face a pay rise this year.
Mainfreight uses Spark’s IoT Asset Tracking service to locate hazardous goods
“Receiving automated alerts means we have improved our logistics planning and our asset network can be rebalanced faster."
Nokia’s new phone has so many cameras, guys
The Nokia 9 PureView will have five cameras. That’s more cameras than anyone else. The most cameras.
Spark merges Revera & CCL to become cloud 'powerhouse'
"The merger creates a single organisation providing end-to-end IT management and cloud technology services unrivalled in New Zealand."
Spark’s new IoT network reaches 98% of New Zealand
Spark is the first company to confirm the nationwide completion of a Cat-M1 network in New Zealand.
NZ Cricket ups data analytics game with Qrious
The Black Caps and White Ferns have implemented a data and analytics solution from Qrious to monitor and improve game strategy and player performance.
Spark creates enhanced Teams solution for business
Spark has combined the Microsoft Teams product suite with a number of other unique benefits to create Spark Enhanced Teams (SET).
Spark Lab launches free cybersecurity tool for SMBs
Spark Lab has launched a new tool that it hopes will help New Zealand’s small businesses understand their cybersecurity risks.
Spark named Cisco customer experience partner of the year
"This is the first time we have won this award and I think it’s a reflection of our commitment to creating a stronger customer-focused culture.”
NZ’s ‘smartest street’ underway in Auckland
Spark, with the help of several partners, has installed IoT devices in a 300m stretch of an Auckland street in a major step toward smart city status.
Huawei seeks urgent meeting with Govt about Spark 5G ban saga
“There has been no evidence of wrongdoing by Huawei presented and we strongly reject the notion that our business threatens New Zealand in any way."
Spark strengthen ties with Māori Language Commission
The two have signed a mahi tahi Memorandum of Understanding for Spark to continue providing digital support for the promotion of te reo Māori.
Spark named as self-sovereign identity steward
The Sovrin Network ledger is operated by Stewards, trusted organisations within the ecosystem who have agreed to abide by certain requirements.
Huawei & Spark get slugged again: GCSB terminates proposed 5G network plans
This afternoon the GCSB denied Spark’s proposal to deploy Huawei 5G equipment across its future Radio Access Network.