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GCSB declines Spark’s proposal to use Huawei 5G equipment
Posted on 28-Nov-2018 15:43 News, Mobile

Spark New Zealand recently notified the Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), in accordance with the requirements of the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013 (TICSA), of its proposed approach to implementing 5G technology on the Spark mobile network.

Huawei and Spark unveil world-first 5G trial network with separated access and core
Posted on 23-Nov-2018 16:33 News, Mobile

Huawei New Zealand and Spark have switched-on a live multi-vendor 5G trial network built to the full 3GPP Release 15 global industry standard at Spark's 5G Lab in Auckland.

Spark 5G launch announced: 1 July 2020
Posted on 19-Nov-2018 15:17 News, Mobile

Spark aims to have New Zealand's first 5G network live on the Auckland Harbour by 1 July 2020 for Emirates Team New Zealand to use as part of its preparation to defend the America's Cup.

TCF warns about scam calls
Posted on 13-Nov-2018 11:32 News, Mobile

During International Fraud Awareness Week, a global effort to minimise the impact of fraud through awareness and education, the NZ Telecommunications Forum (TCF) is shining the spotlight on scam calling in New Zealand, encouraging consumers to: Stop and think. Is this for real?

Nokia refreshes focus on New Zealand with new Wellington head office
Posted on 10-Oct-2018 19:30 News, Mobile

Nokia has 90 years of local heritage through the historical presence of entities including Alcatel, Lucent Technologies, Siemens and Standard Cable and Telephone (STC).

OPPO launches Find X series in New Zealand
Posted on 20-Sep-2018 20:55 News, Mobile

To achieve an all-screen display, the Find X uses an innovative sliding structure that completely conceals the camera within the body of the phone.

Emirates Team New Zealand partners with Spark
Posted on 5-Sep-2018 09:01 News, Mobile

Emirates Team New Zealand and Spark have announced 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.

Vodafone faces charges for billing customers after contract finished
Posted on 22-Aug-2018 17:54 News, Mobile

The Commission alleges that Vodafone misrepresented its right to payment because its customers only owed payment for the services provided prior to the agreed termination date.

Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted on 29-Jun-2018 10:40 News, Mobile

Last month, Spark launched a public campaign to encourage former customers to claim refunds. Of the almost 135,000 former customers contacted by mail or email at their last known address, around 15% have so far claimed their money.

Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted on 12-Jun-2018 09:13 News, Mobile

Russell Stanners has today announced that he has decided to step down from his role as Vodafone New Zealand CEO at the end of October 2018.

Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted on 4-Jun-2018 14:34 News, Mobile

Partnership agreement signed with Vodafone New Zealand for new service.

Opera launches new mobile browser: Opera Touch
Posted on 25-Apr-2018 20:45 News, Mobile

Opera Touch is designed to be used on the move, with just one hand. It also makes the mobile and desktop web browsing experiences into one.

TCF and Telcos Toughen Up on Scam Callers
Posted on 23-Apr-2018 09:39 News, Mobile

Following recent reports of scam calling activity, the NZ Telecommunications Forum (TCF) has today released a draft Scam Calling Prevention Code for public consultation, formalising a range of processes in place for the telco industry to deal with instances of scam callers.

Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted on 15-Sep-2017 10:51 News, Mobile

Today Vodafone unveiled a new range of On Account mobile plans packed with more data than ever before.

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

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

Vodafone announces expansion of $5 Daily Roaming
Posted on 13-Jul-2017 10:20 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.

Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted on 19-Jun-2017 10:03 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.

Spark New Zealand prepares for 5G with Nokia
Posted on 14-Jun-2017 12:16 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.

IDC smartphone shipment numbers: Samsung takes top spot again
Posted on 2-Jun-2017 15:38 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.

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

2degrees growth story continues
Posted on 17-May-2017 15:25 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.

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

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

Cell broadcast alerting on track for late 2017
Posted on 7-Mar-2017 12:38 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.

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

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

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


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