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Spark New Zealand H1 FY18 Results

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:23 am | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand Chair Justine Smyth said today the financial results for the half year to 31 December 2017 show Spark has made good progress on its bold transformation strategy. More >>

Spark to credit costs of calls and texts to Tonga and Samoa

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 11:35 am | Spark NZ

Spark announced today it will credit its customers for the cost of landline and mobile calls and texts to Tonga and Samoa in the aftermath of Cyclone Gita. More >>

Spark expand TaaS to offer seamless end-to-end solutions

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9:56 am | Spark NZ

Spark has added contact centre, unified communication, cloud security access brokerage and site connectivity to their already expansive Telecommunications as a Service (TaaS) portfolio. The recent additions have further strengthened Spark’s ability ... More >>

Spark Adds 4G to Four Waiheke Island Sites

Friday, 22 December 2017, 9:56 am | Spark NZ

In anticipation of a surge in demand for mobile data over the summer holidays, Spark has activated 4G on four mobile sites on Waiheke Island. More >>

Spark Improves Coverage & Capacity to Coromandel Areas

Friday, 22 December 2017, 9:52 am | Spark NZ

In anticipation of an increase in data use this summer, Spark has switched on 4G to two new sites in the Coromandel, making it even easier for Kiwis to share their summer adventures via Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. More >>

Spark Appoints Pip Greenwood as Director to the Board

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:44 am | Spark NZ

The Spark New Zealand Board announced today it has appointed Pip Greenwood as an independent non-executive director to the Board, to replace Mark Verbiest who retired in November 2017. Ms Greenwood's appointment will take effect from 1 April 2018. More >>

Spark fast-tracking build of long-range IoT network

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 1:38 pm | Spark NZ

Spark is building a long-range network to enable the Internet of Things in New Zealand’s most populated urban centres, switching on sites in Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland in time for the new year. Spark has been testing the technology with ... More >>

Spark already well advanced in 5G planning

Friday, 8 December 2017, 1:39 pm | Spark NZ

Recent suggestions from Chorus that 5G mobile services should be rolled out in New Zealand by a monopoly network similar to fixed-broadband are entirely self-serving and not in the interests of consumers, Spark said today. More >>

Spark Scoops up Multiple Awards in a Week of Winning

Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:13 pm | Spark NZ

This week Spark has collected six trophies at five different awards events, demonstrating how the company’s reputation has evolved, as it has repositioned from a traditional telco into a customer focused digital service business. More >>

Okiwi Bay gets coverage for boating season

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 1:37 pm | Spark NZ

Image: Okiwi Bay now has mobile coverage along the boat ramp and surrounding area. Photo credit: Di Buckingham More >>

iPhone X arrives at Spark on Friday, 3 November

Friday, 27 October 2017, 9:45 am | Spark NZ

Spark today announced it will offer iPhone X, the future of the smartphone, featuring a revolutionary new design with a stunning all-screen display. Customers will be able to pre-order iPhone X beginning 8.01pm tonight, Friday, 27 October at ... More >>

Spark Media Advisory #2 re Krack vulnerability

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 2:10 pm | Spark NZ

Spark can confirm that our home broadband modems are not vulnerable to the “Krack” Wi-Fi security issue, which was publicised globally overnight. This is because the Krack vulnerability only applies to private Wi-Fi networks that involve multiple ... More >>

Spark wireless broadband rollout nominated for Award

Monday, 16 October 2017, 10:01 am | Spark NZ

Spark’s innovative wireless broadband product has been recognised as a finalist in the World Communication Awards . The nomination is for the Broadband Pioneer category, which seeks out global best practice examples of companies that are changing the ... More >>

Spark customers benefit from more capacity on mobile network

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:34 am | Spark NZ

Spark has announced the addition of a third mobile node or Evolve Packet Core (EPC), adding additional capacity and resiliency to its nationwide mobile network. More >>

A Skinny phone that speaks te reo Māori

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 9:50 am | Spark NZ

Skinny has revealed its newest smartphone the ‘Skinny Tahi’, a bilingual device offering both te reo Māori and English. Launched to coincide with nationwide celebrations of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, the device offers a keyboard using New Zealand’s indigenous ... More >>

Spark NZ backs te reo Māori

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 9:46 am | Spark NZ

In recognition of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Spark has also launched its first te reo Māori narrated advertising. By partnering with Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) the company has relaunched its ‘Little can be huge’ brand ... More >>

Spark NZ Chairman to retire later this year

Friday, 18 August 2017, 8:56 am | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand has today announced that Mark Verbiest, who has chaired the Board since December 2011, is standing down later this year and will be succeeded by Justine Smyth. More >>

Spark New Zealand FY17 Results

Friday, 18 August 2017, 8:54 am | Spark NZ

• Big operational moves and contract wins in FY17 improved long-term positioning of business for the future but added extra cost More >>

Spark Offers New Roaming Travel Packs to New Zealanders

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:47 am | Spark NZ

Spark has announced a fresh and simplified new approach to roaming, with seven day packs designed to make travel easier and offer greater cost certainty and bang for buck. More >>

Cell sites down due to power outages

Friday, 14 July 2017, 9:40 am | Spark NZ

Spark currently has 13 cell sites down in the central and lower North Island due to power outages in those areas. More >>



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