Spark NZ - Latest News [Page 2]

Spark Sport goes live on Apple TV

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 2:03 pm | Spark NZ

From today, Spark Sport is available as an app on selected Apple TVs. Customers with a new or existing Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD will be able to download Spark Sport from the App Store to start streaming Spark Sport direct to their TVs. More >>

Get the Rugby World Cup for free when you join Spark

Monday, 17 June 2019, 1:34 pm | Spark NZ

Media release: Get the Rugby World Cup for free when you join Spark or re-contract to selected Spark mobile or broadband plans More >>

Spark first to launch eSIM compatibility in New Zealand

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 1:29 pm | Spark NZ

Spark is the first New Zealand mobile provider to support the long-anticipated eSIM technology in time for today’s launch of the latest eSIM compatible Samsung Galaxy Watch 4G[i] . The watch will be paired with Spark’s new Unlimited Wearable Plan ... More >>

Spark New Zealand announces Chief Executive transition

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 10:15 am | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand announced today Simon Moutter has resigned from his positions as Managing Director and as a Director of the Company, effective 30 June 2019. More >>

Spark’s newly completed Cat-M1 IoT network reaches 98% of NZ

Monday, 18 February 2019, 3:09 pm | Spark NZ

Smart metering service, intelliHUB, start switching off old 2G connections in favour of the completed IoT network starting in Tauranga with 150,000 Trustpower smart meters. More >>

Spark awarded customer experience partner at Cisco Summit

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 4:34 pm | Spark NZ

Spark has been awarded Customer Experience Partner of the year at Cisco’s 2018 Partner Summit Global Awards, which took place early November in in Las Vegas, Nevada. More >>

Spark makes first move into sports content production

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:24 am | Spark NZ

Spark announced today it has won a four-year deal for FIH (International Hockey Federation) media rights in New Zealand. These rights include the Hockey World Cup, the Hockey Pro League and Olympic Qualification, plus rights to the National Hockey League. ... More >>

Spark stay as exclusive Nokia carrier, introduce Nokia 7.1

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 9:18 am | Spark NZ

Today Spark NZ has announced it will continue to bring a range of Nokia smartphones to the New Zealand market through an exclusive partnership with HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, with the new Nokia 7.1 hitting Spark retail channels today. Available ... More >>

Spark launches the first broadband plan that flexes with you

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:16 am | Spark NZ

Spark is launching the first broadband plan in New Zealand that flexes the price you pay based on your monthly usage. Called the Unplan, it gives you the freedom to use more, and savings when you use less. More >>

Spark adds Heineken Champions Cup rugby to sports line-up

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9:40 am | Spark NZ

Spark is announcing today it has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast the Heineken Champions Cup rugby for four years from the current 2018/19 season through to 2021/22. This prestigious competition adds to Spark’s growing sports line-up, which so far ... More >>

Spark switches on new ‘Internet of Things’ network

Monday, 24 September 2018, 12:07 pm | Spark NZ

Spark has switched on its second Internet of Things (IoT) network, LTE Cat-M1 (M1), which will run over Spark’s 4G mobile network to provide quality, low bandwidth IoT connectivity and will deliver a new capability for New Zealand in IoT. More >>

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4 at Spark

Monday, 17 September 2018, 11:42 am | Spark NZ

Spark NZ today announced it will offer the most advanced iPhones ever, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS), beautifully redesigned with breakthrough communication, fitness and health capabilities. Customers are now able to pre-order ... More >>

Spark’s Kupu app proves popular this Māori Language Week

Friday, 14 September 2018, 1:57 pm | Spark NZ

This Māori Language Week, Spark and Te Aka Māori Dictionary launched Kupu, an interactive mobile app powered by Google that helps people learn Te Reo Māori translations by exploring the objects around them. The app has proved popular with over 80,000 people ... More >>

Spark launches Kupu

Monday, 10 September 2018, 10:13 am | Spark NZ

To coincide with Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Spark and Te Aka Māori Dictionary have launched Kupu, an interactive mobile app powered by Google that helps people learn Te Reo Māori translations by exploring the objects around them. More >>

Emirates Team NZ partners with Spark to gain a winning edge

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 9:19 am | Spark NZ

Emirates Team New Zealand and Spark announced today that Spark will be the official telecommunications and connectivity partner for the team and for the 36th America’s Cup event presented by PRADA, which takes place in Auckland in early 2021. More >>

Spark New Zealand FY18 results show strong performance

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 9:22 am | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand’s financial results for the year to 30 June 2018 show the business continued to deliver against key financial and operational targets, while undertaking one of the biggest change programmes in the company’s history as it transitioned ... More >>

Spark expands its role in sports media market

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:03 am | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand announced today that it has secured the exclusive New Zealand rights to more quality sports events - signalling a bigger play into the sports content market, which Spark Managing Director Simon Moutter says is a potential future source ... More >>

Spark offers support to parents in protecting children

Friday, 10 August 2018, 12:11 pm | Spark NZ

Children’s Minister Tracey Martin has raised the important issue of how to keep children safe from online pornography. Spark shares the Minister’s view that this is a topic that deserves focus and consideration and urges the Minister to involve ... More >>

Spark New Zealand outlines 5G network intentions

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 9:44 am | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand has published today a briefing paper that outlines how it is on track to start providing 5G services to New Zealand consumers and businesses from 2020. More >>

Spark and Netsafe partner to stand against scams

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 9:57 am | Spark NZ

From this week scam education brochures and wallet cards will be available at Spark stores around the country and dispatched with every new phone purchased from Spark. As older customers may be more targeted by scammers, brochures have also been placed ... More >>