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ComCom says national roaming stays, including 5G
Despite Vodafone and Spark’s protests, the Commerce Commission decided there will be no changes to national roaming in order to promote competition.
Spark, TUANZ positive about ComCom mobile market study
The Commerce Commission has announced a study into the national mobile market. Spark and TUANZ have both released statements welcoming the study.
Polycom recognises success at first ever A/NZ Partner Awards
Telstra, Spark, Ingram Micro NZ, Dimension Data, and Data#3 among winners.
Kiwis' scam losses hit $18.6m, eclipsing last year's figures
This year Kiwis have lost a staggering $18.6 million to scams, compared to $10.1 million for over the entirety of last year.
The impact of business transformation on Spark NZ’s financial year
"Spark’s success in growth areas continued to offset the decline in legacy areas of the business."
Spark details 5G rollout plans
By 2020, Spark expects its wireless-network specific capex to be between 25%-35% of Spark’s overall capital expenditure envelope.
Netsafe & Spark ramp up scam education efforts across NZ
Netsafe and Spark are on a mission to raise awareness about the dangers of phone and online scams.
Spark to launch new online service to connect Kiwis with SMEs
“It wasn’t that long ago we ran businesses like the Yellow Pages service, helping connect Kiwis looking for businesses. Now we’re stepping that up."
Vodafone NZ partners with IBM for when everything goes digital
Coming on the heels of a similar announcement from its biggest rival, Vodafone NZ hopes to achieve its Digital Vodafone 2021 program with IBM.
How robots gave one call centre worker an entirely new career
Ex-call centre agent Mark Annas says automation doesn’t have to present a career crisis for those willing to grab the bull (or robot) by the horns.
Spark facing court proceedings after Commerce Commission alleges it misled customers
Spark has addressed the charges, saying it is disappointed by the commission's decision to file proceedings.
Spark NZ announces two new additions to leadership team
Each leadership team member will supposedly bring specific knowledge, insights and perspectives to the top table.
Telegistics' evolution continues with new modern HQ
The new facility in Mount Wellington, Auckland boasts state-of-the-art features and room for the company's continuing growth.
Kiwis dump VDSL in favour of new broadband prospects
Around 34% are now on fibre and 16% on wireless broadband.
Spark launches credit refund scheme for 135,000 former customers
At least 135,000 former Spark customers may be in line for a credit refund - and people should check their mailboxes or their inboxes.
Govt escalates rural broadband completion a year ahead of schedule
Communications minister Clare Curran says she wants "people to know they don’t have to wait until the end of 2022."
Spark and Revera join GovTech solutions initiative
Spark and Revera are putting their collective weight behind Creative HQ’s Lightning Lab GovTech programme.
Cisco and Spark collaborate to develop a 5G innovation hub
Spark announced that Cisco is the first of several collaborators it will be working with to prepare and test the parameters for a 5G network.
Chorus reshuffles executive team as company veterans say goodbye
“I’m pleased to be joining Chorus at such an important point in its development as a company.”
Taitokerau Fibre Networks and Kordia upgrade Northland fibre link
Taitokerau Fibre Networks is 80% owned by three Iwi of Te Taitokerau (Te Rarawa, Ngati Whatua and Whaingaroa).
Introducing Spark Cloud Phone, the calling platform you didn’t know you needed
BroadSoft first unveiled BroadCloud back in October 2010.
Red Hat taps Spark talent for ‘Certified Professional of the Year’ award
The company presented the award at the 2018 Red Hat Summit, with Spark's senior support engineer Neha Sandhu taking the honours.
Dimension Data NZ & Spark Wholesale to deliver network resilience
"Our partnership with Spark Wholesale will enable us to improve our capabilities as new services are added to keep pace with emerging tech."
Spark introduces Kiwis to Android One
Spark has announced that it will be the first to bring Google’s Android One programme to New Zealand
Six key steps to growing your MSP business
In order to remain competitive, MSPs are being forced to become not just good in their operations, but great - here's some expert advice.
The quick guide to understanding cybercriminals' motivations
Check out this incredibly helpful and interesting guide to exactly what cybercriminals are after, and how you can keep yourself safe.
Whitepaper: How businesses can buff up their cyber defences
By 2020, 60% of digital businesses will suffer major service failures due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk.
The ultimate guide to selling Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service
The key is being able to steer the discussion towards the business impact the lack of the service may have and work backwards to the offering.
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?