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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.
19 Mar 2019
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.
18 Mar 2019
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.
13 Mar 2019
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.
11 Mar 2019
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.
07 Mar 2019
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."
27 Feb 2019
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.
25 Feb 2019
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."
22 Feb 2019
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.
18 Feb 2019
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.
14 Feb 2019
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).
18 Dec 2018
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.
11 Dec 2018
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.”
05 Dec 2018
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.
04 Dec 2018
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."
29 Nov 2018
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.
29 Nov 2018
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.
29 Nov 2018
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.
28 Nov 2018
Spark to launch emerging tech innovation unit in 2019
The as yet unnamed unit will be headed by Claire Barber and focus on R&D, operating as a distinct unit from the main business.
23 Nov 2018
Huawei and Spark unveil world-first 5G trial network
“For Spark, 5G will drive the next evolution of our business and we are motivated to push the boundaries of this new technology."
22 Nov 2018
Spark to stream international hockey matches
Move over Sky and free-to-air TV – sports fans will soon have another choice of provider for all their shin-whacking hockey coverage.
07 Nov 2018
Spark to open triple-level flagship store in Commercial Bay
Spark will be one of the landmark retailers setting up shop in one of the country’s newest shopping destinations next year.
02 Nov 2018
Spark continues Nokia exclusivity partnership
Nokia builds on its plans to take on the NZ market as it releases its new 7.1 handset exclusively through Spark.
30 Oct 2018
IDC NZ: Telcos finally going digital
The report says New Zealand telecommunications companies are transitioning to become genuine digital services providers.
24 Oct 2018