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Spark to launch satellite-to-mobile service
Posted on 6-Jun-2023 10:04 News, Mobile

The service will be delivered in partnership with satellite provider Lynk Global and will allow a subset of Spark mobile customers to opt-in to a free trial.

One NZ launches with SpaceX collaboration announcement
Posted on 3-Apr-2023 09:15 News, Mobile

On its first official day as One New Zealand, the now-locally run telecommunications provider has launched a new collaboration to provide coverage to 100 percent of the country and end blackspots.

2degrees announces satellite-to-cell trial with global LEO satellite provider Lynk
Posted on 3-Apr-2023 08:29 News, Mobile

Along with global satellite provider Lynk, 2degrees has announced a trial of technology that enables customers to connect from areas outside of terrestrial mobile coverage - bringing 2degrees closer to providing mobile connectivity everywhere in New Zealand.

Vodafone New Zealand To Become One New Zealand
Posted on 28-Sep-2022 10:00 News, Mobile

One New Zealand is on a mission to 'Unlock the magic of technology to create an awesome Aotearoa' - name change is the result on years of hard work to transform the business for customers.


Spark Trials End-to-End 5G Standalone Network
Posted on 24-Aug-2022 08:46 News, Mobile

Spark has created and run two proofs-of-concept to lay the groundwork for 5G standalone rollout in New Zealand, collaborating with Mavenir (5G standalone cloud-native core solution), Amazon Web Services (multi-access edge computing and 5G cloud solutions), Nokia (cell site infrastructure), and OPPO (5G devices).

Spark announces sale of 70% of TowerCo
Posted on 12-Jul-2022 08:46 News, Mobile

New owner, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board will pay NZ$ 900 million for cell tower business.

Trilogy International Partners confirm negotiations with Vocus Group
Posted on 8-Oct-2021 18:08 News, Mobile

The potential merger would bring together 2degrees' and Orcon Group's complementary assets across mobile, broadband and fixed-line services.

Vodafone rolls out Amazon Connect to support enterprise customers
Posted on 21-May-2021 22:22 News, Mobile

Corporate and government customer calls are now answered via Amazon Connect by agents in Aotearoa.

Upbeat end to 2020 for local smartphone market
Posted on 29-Mar-2021 15:45 News, Mobile

Top three smartphone brands in New Zealand now are Apple, Samsung and OPPO.

New Zealand mobile operators agree to provide more information to consumers
Posted on 9-Mar-2021 08:56 News, Mobile

Consumers will gain access to 12 months' usage information in an easy-to-follow format, receive an annual summary of their usage and spend with a prompt to make sure they are on the right plan, and have access to a comparison tool to help them compare and choose.

Perfect storm will lead to disruptive plays in the New Zealand telco market
Posted on 3-Nov-2020 18:13 News, Mobile

New IDC research shows how New Zealand's telecommunications market is ripe for disruption.

New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted on 15-Sep-2020 10:13 News, Mobile

The GSMA index is based on four key enablers: infrastructure, affordability, consumer readiness, and content and services.

New Vodafone mobile data plans with unlimited data
Posted on 26-Feb-2020 06:55 News, Mobile

Redesigned mobile plans all offer Pay Monthly consumers and business customers an endless supply of mobile data, with the difference in plans being the amount of data that runs at max speed. 

Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted on 17-Jan-2020 09:45 News, Mobile

Vodafone has today announced it is introducing eSIMs into its 2020 device and wearable roadmap, and is calling for registrations of interest from customers.

Vodafone NZ to create X Squad
Posted on 10-Sep-2019 10:25 News, Mobile

Vodafone New Zealand is today announcing the creation of a new team of New Zealand based customer service experts, called the X Squad.

Kogan.com launches prepay challenger brand Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted on 3-Sep-2019 11:42 News, Mobile

A new entrant to shake up the telco market launched today, with Kogan Mobile becoming New Zealand's newest prepay provider, and the only challenger brand currently powered by Vodafone - one of New Zealand's leading mobile networks.

Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted on 12-Aug-2019 20:20 News, Mobile

At the Huawei Developer Conference, Huawei launched HarmonyOS - a new microkernel-based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a cohesive user experience across all devices and scenarios.

2degrees celebrating ten years
Posted on 5-Aug-2019 05:00 News, Mobile

This week marks ten years since 2degrees launched in New Zealand, transforming the telco market, breaking a duopoly and driving prices down for consumers.

Apple to acquire the majority of Intel smartphone modem business
Posted on 26-Jul-2019 10:03 News, Mobile

Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases on a transaction valued at US$ 1 billion.

Motorola Solutions joins local partners to deliver advanced communications network in New Zealand
Posted on 30-Apr-2019 21:50 News, Mobile

A state-of-the-art digital communications network being rolled out in New Zealand will enable commercial organisations to reach new levels of safety and productivity.

Spark New Zealand announces Chief Executive transition
Posted on 3-Apr-2019 08:36 News, Mobile

Jolie Hodson to succeed Simon Moutter with effect from 1 July 2019.

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.


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