Costs of Govt’s telco levy to to be passed on to consumers

Press Release – Spark

Spark New Zealand supports the expansion of broadband and mobile connectivity in rural New Zealand, says Managing Director Simon Moutter. Read more »

SCEE and Sony Mobile sign sponsorship deal until 2018

Press Release – Spark PR and Activate

SCEE and Sony Mobile sign sponsorship deal until 2018 22nd May 2015, Auckland: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and Sony Mobile Communications today confirmed a three year global partnership as Official Partners of the UEFA Champions League … Read more »

TUANZ Digital Journey Tool

Press Release – TUANZ

The Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ) is today launching the TUANZ Digital Journey tool as its looks to help its members to take the leap into the digital future. The tool takes only 10 minutes to complete and enables businesses … Read more »

Vodafone NZ’s annual revenue dips as competition mounts

Article – BusinessDesk

May 20 (BusinessDesk) – Global telecommunications firm Vodafone Group has reported a dip in its New Zealand revenue amid increased competition. Read more »

Vodafone achieves MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone New Zealands wholesale division today announced the achievement of Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) CE 2.0 E-Access certification. Vodafone is the first and currently only MEF Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certified service provider in New Zealand. Read more »

Trustpower annual earnings up 13%

Article – BusinessDesk

May 15 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower, the Tauranga-based energy and telecommunications service provider, posted a 13 percent rise in its underlying full-year earnings, excluding revaluation of a major acquisition, to $122.9 million. Read more »

IkeGPS’s CEO Milnes and CTO Toorenburg move to US

Article – BusinessDesk

May 15 (BusinessDesk) – IkeGPS, the remote measurement software and hardware developer, is relocating its chief executive Glenn Milnes and chief technology officer Leon Toorenburg to the US, its major market. Read more »

Inquiry into the Government Communications Security Bureau

Press Release – Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

Inquiry into the Government Communications Security Bureaus process for determining its foreign intelligence activity 14 May 2015, at 3pm Read more »

2degrees tops streaming speeds, Vodafone 2nd, Spark 8th

Article – BusinessDesk

May 13 (BusinessDesk) – Film and TV streaming firm Netflix has released its first assessment of New Zealand broadband speeds since launching in the country in March, and finds the fastest internet service provider is Snap, the Christchurch ISP acquired … Read more »

New Zealand’s thirst for the internet accelerates

Press Release – Spark

New figures from Spark New Zealand have confirmed that New Zealanders are in the midst of a transformational change in how they use the internet. Read more »

Bigpipe Launches Ultra-Fast Broadband into Wellington

Press Release – Haystac

Bigpipe Launches Ultra-Fast Broadband into Wellington Naked broadband provider Bigpipe has extended its national reach, announcing today, the launch of its unlimited UFB offering into Wellington. The Spark Venture business is giving Wellingtonians the … Read more »

Spark’s campaign should help Commerce Commission

Press Release – Internet NZ

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter says that there are some important questions being raised by Spark, and the Commerce Commission needs to set out why it wants to set regulated prices in New Zealand that are so much higher than overseas.” Read more »

Sign up now for text alerts

Press Release – Environment Southland

It takes just a couple of minutes, but a simple step taken now could make all the difference in a major emergency. Read more »

Help comes for elderly UFB customers

Press Release – Consumer

Consumer NZ has negotiated a deal with Slingshot to provide cheaper services to the residents of Marshall Court Apartments in Miramar, Wellington. Read more »

Global Recognition for VMob at I-COM Awards

Press Release – VMob Group Limited

Global Recognition for VMob at I-COM Awards Trio of accolades for New Zealand mobile personalisation platform New Zealand mobile personalisation platform, VMob, has taken out a trio of awards at the I-COM big data conference in San Sebastian, Spain. Recognised … Read more »

Spark to credit cost of calls to Nepal

Press Release – Spark

Spark announced today it will credit its customers for the cost of landline and mobile calls and texts to Nepal in the days following Saturdays earthquake. Read more »

Vodafone provides support for Nepal

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone will credit its New Zealand customers calls and TXTs to Nepal following the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on Saturday. Read more »

TV Streaming Impacts NZ ISP Performance?

Press Release – TrueNet

The market for television and movies on the Internet (Over-the-Top-Technology, or OTT) suddenly took off this year, and March appears to be the month that demand started to impact supply. Read more »

2degrees to credit all calls and SMS to Nepal

Press Release – 2 Degrees Mobile

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal in the weekend, 2degrees will be crediting all calls and SMS messages made to mobiles and landlines in Nepal from Friday 24th April until midnight Wednesday 29th April. Read more »

Spark’s market cap slips, as investors weigh competition

Article – BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand, formerly Telecom Corp, has slipped from being the countrys largest listed company, as investors mull its transformation away from telecommunications and the risk of increased competition. Read more »

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