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Spark boosts rural wireless broadband capacity to meet COVID-19 demand
Spark has boosted its rural wireless broadband capacity in a bid to meet demand following the COVID-19 lockdown.
Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees team up with police and NZTA to tackle texting while driving
"The reality is that phone use by drivers is commonplace in New Zealand and this is a hard behaviour to shift."
2degrees unveils new infrastructure sharing agreement, passes $1b milestone
The company has revealed it has invested $1 billion into its network infrastructure, and has expanded on its venture with Spark and Vodafone to connect the country's rural areas.
How Spark's wireless broadband simplified a small Kiwi business's internet
Peter Thrower had never had much luck when it came to internet connection for his business. Then he called Spark.
Spark NZ chooses Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to deliver scalable, secure services
Working with Fortinet has added multiple strings to our bow in terms of the services we provide our enterprise customers."
Vodafone, Spark, 2degrees condemn cell site attacks
New Zealand telco firms are warning recent arson attempts on cell sites may have an impact on phone and internet connectivity across Auckland.
Skinny ups it game with new endless data plans
The telecommunications provider says it is looking to make running out of data a thing of the past.
EXCLUSIVE: Get the scoop on what eSIM tech means for NZ
Everything you need to know about what eSIM is, how it is used, and what Spark and Vodafone have to say about where it’s going.
NZ telcos to provide essential repair services using 'no contact' model
Telecommunications companies have closed their doors for usual retail service, but will provide repairs and modem and phone provisions only if there is a genuine connectivity issue.
Check your home network: Demand will congest internet during Covid-19 lockdown
New Zealand Telecommunications Forum says demand for data will increase as New Zealanders use their home networks to access internet to continue working, learning and to entertain themselves once the entire country goes into self-isolation.
ISPs pledge continued service as internet infrastructure feels the pressure
Some ISPs have already reported a huge increase in daytime, home-based internet usage as New Zealanders move their work into their living rooms, studies and spare rooms.
ComCom releases draft guidance for unbundled fibre
Consultation is open on the draft guidance until 28 April 2020, with cross-submissions due by 12 May 2020.
Spark rallies Kiwi innovators to share their 5G ideas
Spark is calling on New Zealand’s most innovative businesses to pitch their best ideas about how 5G could benefit the country.
Spark picks Samsung as partner to roll out 5G in NZ
Spark and Samsung have been working on network innovation since last year, starting with 5G trials throughout the country.
CCL announces partnership with Microsoft to meet Azure demand
The move is designed to drive New Zealand business and public sector migration to Microsoft Azure cloud technologies.
Spark launches uncapped wireless broadband, a Kiwi first
Business Flexible Broadband offers companies uncapped data for wireless broadband, which is not only a first for Spark but a first for the country.
Spark New Zealand reveals financial results, delivers strong revenue growth
The company saw revenue growth of 4.0% to reach $1,824 million for the half year to 31 December 2019.
Spark business customers to benefit from Xero partnership
"This collaboration with Spark gives business owners peace of mind to know they have the right tools available for their business to succeed."
Spark & OUTLine take LGBTQIA+ message to NZ workplaces
“Ensuring people know that OUTLine’s support and resources are available, not only for potential candidates, but for employers and organisations, is imperative."
Spark drops Lightbox video streaming service & sells it to Sky TV
Sky plans to merge Lightbox with its own streaming platform Neon, creating what it calls a ‘supercharged’ service for New Zealanders.
Spark to offer Android's zero-touch enrolment solution
"By using an automated enrolment method, Android devices can be used at scale with enforced security."
Govt opens up short-term access to 5G spectrum
The government has announced plans to auction off early access to the country’s 5G spectrum by auctioning off short-term national rights to an unused part of the 3.5GHz spectrum band.
Kiwis unsure about 5G amidst health and safety concerns
New Zealanders are apprehensive about the 5G rollout, with health concerns inhibiting people's interest to make the switch.
CCL divests network services division
Mark Jurgeleit, CCL’s current network services general manager, will set up the network services division as a new business called Octave.