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Spark to keep holiday-goers connected this summer

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 1:58 pm | Spark

Spark will deploy more than 60 temporary cell sites to holiday destinations around the country as visitors pour into Kiwi hot spots this summer More >>

Spark sells Lightbox to Sky

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 8:50 am | Spark

Spark has today announced that it has entered into an agreement for Sky Network Television Limited (Sky) to purchase its entertainment streaming business, Lightbox. Matt Bain, Marketing Director for Spark, explains, “Early in 2019, we started a process to ... More >>

Kiwi families call Santaline to help save Christmas for Kids

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 10:53 am | Spark

There’s no shortage of Christmas spirit among Kiwis as New Zealand families call Spark’s Santaline to leave their Christmas wish lists for Saint Nick, with many Kiwi kids calling back again to follow the weekly misadventures of Jelly the Elf. ... More >>

Spark’s response to early access spectrum

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:19 am | Spark

Spark welcomes the Government’s announcement that it intends to run an auction process early next year for the short-term allocation of some spectrum within the 3.5 GHz band (also known as the C Band) for 5G wireless services. More >>

Kiwi kids called on to help find Santa’s missing list

Monday, 9 December 2019, 10:07 am | Spark

Hundreds of New Zealand families who called Spark’s Santaline since its launch on Sunday, December 1 have been met with a plea from a contrite elf asking for help to find Santa’s ‘Naughty and Nice’ list for New Zealand. More >>

Spark South Island Network Services Restored

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 10:32 am | Spark

Spark can confirm that almost all of the impacted South Island broadband, mobile and landline services have now been restored. This has been achieved by a work-around using spare fibre strands and additional cables. More >>

Apple Watch Series 5 available to preorder

Friday, 6 December 2019, 9:14 am | Spark

Spark will offer Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular), featuring an Always-On display, breakthrough communication, fitness and health capabilities along with built-in cellular. More >>

CCL divests network services business assets

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:09 am | Spark

Spark has today announced that Computer Concepts Limited (CCL), Spark New Zealand’s wholly owned provider of cloud and ICT services, has signed a conditional agreement to divest the operational parts of its network services division in a buy-out by ... More >>

Spark teams up with Scholastic for Santaline adventure

Monday, 2 December 2019, 2:36 pm | Spark

Fasten your sleigh-belts because Spark has teamed up with Scholastic this Christmas, to take Kiwi kids on an interactive adventure with Jelly the Elf. More >>

Spark 4G HD Calling (VoLTE) nationwide roll-out progresses

Friday, 29 November 2019, 11:17 am | Spark

Spark is now well into its nationwide roll out of 4G HD Calling capability on its network. 4G HD Calling is supported by VoLTE technology (Voice over Long Term Evolution). Spark started with an initial soft launch in July by inviting a small number of customers ... More >>

Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team NZ

Sunday, 3 November 2019, 10:46 am | Spark

Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand – helping to make the boat go faster Real time data from race boat to chase boat – Spark announces next step with Emirates Team New Zealand More >>

Spark Sport quarter final two update

Sunday, 20 October 2019, 10:15 am | Spark

Spark Sport quarter final two update Spark Sport is pleased to confirm that the streaming service for both of Saturday night’s matches, between Australia v England and New Zealand v Ireland, performed well with no technical or capacity issues ... More >>

Spark Sport quarter final one update

Sunday, 20 October 2019, 10:14 am | Spark

Spark Sport quarter final one update Spark Sport can confirm that the streaming service for the first quarter final match between Australia v England has performed well with no technical or capacity issues from our end. The audience for the England ... More >>

Spark Sport update on impact of Typhoon Hagibis

Sunday, 13 October 2019, 12:17 pm | Spark

The Namibia vs Canada Rugby World Cup 2019 match scheduled for Sunday evening has been cancelled. As a level 5 evacuation order is still in place following Typhoon Hagibis, World Rugby have made the decision to cancel the match. More >>

Spark Sport update on impact of Typhoon Hagibis

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 7:29 pm | Spark

As passionate rugby fans, the team at Spark Sport are gutted that the New Zealand vs Italy and England vs France Rugby World Cup 2019 matches scheduled for Saturday evening have been cancelled. We understand that World Rugby had a difficult decision ... More >>

Spark Sport successfully streams Rugby World Cup

Sunday, 29 September 2019, 11:20 am | Spark

Spark Sport successfully streams all three Rugby World Cup matches tonight Spark Sport is pleased to confirm that its streaming platform has worked successfully for all devices during tonight’s triple header of Rugby World Cup 2019. The number ... More >>

Spark switches on first 5G wireless broadband in New Zealand

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:30 am | Spark

Spark has switched on 5G customer services for the first time in New Zealand with a limited number of business and consumer customers in Alexandra, Central Otago, invited to experience high-speed wireless broadband delivered by 5G. More >>

Spark Sport stream Fiji v Uruguay successfully

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 7:17 pm | Spark

Spark Sport is pleased to confirm that the Fiji v Uruguay match streamed successfully both from a platform and broadband network perspective. More >>

Update on Spark Sport streaming issue 1pm

Sunday, 22 September 2019, 1:45 pm | Spark

Media Advisory 23 September 2019, 1.10pm Update on Spark Sport streaming issue Following technical investigations overnight and this morning, Spark Sport is making configuration changes to the way the video stream comes into New Zealand. We believe this will ... More >>

Update on Spark Sport streaming issue

Sunday, 22 September 2019, 11:32 am | Spark

Spark Sport has been working overnight with our international streaming partners to identify and resolve the root cause of the video stream quality issues that affected some customers during last night’s All Blacks vs South Africa pool match. More >>



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