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New Spark roaming plans available now
Posted on 2-Aug-2017 09:26Tags News, Mobile

Spark has announced a fresh and simplified new approach to roaming, with seven day packs designed to make travel easier. Comments (Comments)

BNZ adds Visa credit cards to Android Pay wallet
Posted on 18-Jul-2017 19:44Tags News, Mobile

From today, BNZ customers can load their BNZ Visa credit card into their Android Pay wallet, allowing even greater flexibility when it comes to payment choice. Comments (Comments)

Vodafone announces expansion of $5 Daily Roaming
Posted on 13-Jul-2017 10:20Tags News, Mobile

Vodafone has announced a huge expansion of its worry-free Daily Roaming destinations to reflect new trends in the way Kiwis travel overseas. Comments (Comments)

Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted on 19-Jun-2017 10:03Tags News, Mobile

Moving away from a Dealer partner model to directly owned stores will allow Spark to showcase digital experiences to customers in an interactive retail environment. Comments (Comments)

Spark New Zealand prepares for 5G with Nokia
Posted on 14-Jun-2017 12:16Tags News, Mobile

Spark is upgrading its core infrastructure with a three-year strategic partnership with Nokia, including the industry-leading 7250 Interconnect Router R6 (IXR-R6) to address capacity and embrace architectural evolution on the path to 5G, ultra-broadband and IoT. Comments (Comments)

IDC smartphone shipment numbers: Samsung takes top spot again
Posted on 2-Jun-2017 15:38Tags News, Mobile

According to IDC's recently published first quarter smartphone shipment results, tracked from January to March 2017, Samsung has returned to the number one position in the New Zealand smartphone market. Comments (Comments)

New Microsoft Surface Pro delivers outstanding battery life, performance
Posted on 25-May-2017 09:34Tags News, Mobile

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled the new Surface Pro, delivering up to 13.5 hours of battery life, making it more than 2.5 times faster than Surface Pro 3, and providing unmatched versatility and mobility in a new, lighter, more refined design. Comments (Comments)

2degrees growth story continues
Posted on 17-May-2017 15:25Tags News, Mobile

2degrees delivered a maiden profit in the year ending December 31, 2016, repeating year-on-year double digit increases in revenue, while doubling the size of its broadband subscriber base. Comments (Comments)

ANZ introduce PayWave-enabled ATMs
Posted on 24-Mar-2017 09:11Tags News, Mobile

From today, ANZ customers will be able to access an ANZ ATM with a simple tap of their card or smartphone. Comments (Comments)

Cell broadcast alerting on track for late 2017
Posted on 7-Mar-2017 12:38Tags News, Mobile

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the implementation of a new nationwide channel for sending alerts about emergencies to mobile phones is on track to be up and running by the end of the year. Comments (Comments)

Nokia back in mobile business with candybar, Android devices
Posted on 27-Feb-2017 09:23Tags News, Mobile

Company announced three new Android smartphones and the return of its hit Nokia 3310. Comments (Comments)

Spark store ram-raided, stolen phones blocked on all NZ networks
Posted on 1-Feb-2017 15:54Tags News, Mobile

Thieves ram-raided the Spark Ponsonby store with a car and stole a number of mobile devices. This robbery follows a previous ram-raid on the same store a few months ago. Comments (Comments)

Telstra, Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies and NETGEAR deliver commercial Gigabit LTE network
Posted on 1-Feb-2017 09:07Tags News, Mobile

Service extends Telstra's current network download speed to Gigabit speeds (1Gbps) whilst doubling upload peak speed (~150Mbps). Comments (Comments)

Timely transforms business with new native iOS app
Posted on 18-Sep-2016 19:31Tags News, Mobile

Apple recently announced that it was working with a small group of service providers to help offer businesses even more innovative mobile solution, with Timely being one of the Apple Mobility Partner. Comments (Comments)

Vodafone fined $165k for false price representations
Posted on 14-Sep-2016 15:53Tags News, Mobile

The Commerce Commission filed charges against Vodafone in May this year related to invoices sent to customers who signed on to the "Red Essentials" mobile phone plan between January and December 2014. Comments (Comments)

2degrees to supply all connectivity services to Ministry for Primary Industries
Posted on 9-Sep-2016 09:01Tags News, Mobile

2degrees has won the contract to supply site connectivity and mobile telecommunications services to one of New Zealand's largest government agencies, the Ministry for Primary Industries. Comments (Comments)

Huawei reports strong growth in both consumer and enterprise businesses
Posted on 28-Jul-2016 18:56Tags News, Mobile

Overall Huawei reported sales revenues of NZ$52.5 billion, an increase of 40% on the same period last year. The company's operating margin was 12%. Comments (Comments)

Ricoh New Zealand partners with 2degrees
Posted on 6-Jul-2016 20:21Tags News, Mobile

2degrees selected as supplier for Ricoh's managed IT services. Comments (Comments)

Tablet shipments slow down slightly while mobile phone shipments up 26%
Posted on 16-Jun-2016 16:12Tags News, Mobile

In contrast to the ups and downs of the tablet market, the mobile phone market posted impressive growth rates, experiencing a 26% YoY growth in shipments, in Q1 2016, to reach 382,000 units. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand Blood Services launches app to celebrate World Blood Donor Day
Posted on 12-Jun-2016 05:00Tags News, Mobile

Last year 110,000 New Zealanders donated over 160,000 units of blood, helping save the lives of over 42,000 ordinary Kiwis. For many, this great act of giving quite simply made the difference between life and death. Comments (Comments)

Spark and China Telecom Global sign deal to improve interconnectivity
Posted on 25-Feb-2016 12:35Tags News, Mobile

The deal will see the two companies partnering to carry all their respective internet traffic between China and New Zealand and throughout the Pacific region, and provides Spark with a leading position in Chinese transit services. Comments (Comments)

Internet of Things network launches in Wellington
Posted on 4-Feb-2016 11:01Tags News, Mobile

A new commercial wireless network to carry data to and from sensors and other connected objects - the so called Internet of Things - has been launched in Wellington today. Comments (Comments)

New Zealanders get more digital
Posted on 19-Jan-2016 22:57Tags News, Mobile

Latest research from global performance management company, Nielsen, has found that 3.1 million New Zealanders spend the equivalent of two workings days online each week. Comments (Comments)

Lenovo unveils modular ThinkPad X1 tablet
Posted on 4-Jan-2016 21:19Tags News, Mobile

Lenovo has unveiled its newly expanded X1 portfolio, including new additions such as the adaptable ThinkPad X1 Tablet with its modular design; the ThinkPad X1 Yoga with world's first OLED display; and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon with an even thinner and lighter design. Comments (Comments)

Spark releases app for Apple Watch and Android Wear devices
Posted on 21-Dec-2015 10:23Tags News, Mobile

Spark has released an app for Apple Watch and Android Wear devices that gives people the ability to see information about their Spark plan and track their usage from their wrist. Comments (Comments)


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