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Spark Business Group picks up AWS Innovation Partner award

Spark Business Group picks up AWS Innovation Partner award

Recognises customer outcomes.
Juha Saarinen Nov 29 2022, 11:23AM Service Providers
Spark's TowerCo to be renamed Connexa

Spark's TowerCo to be renamed Connexa

Independent mobile tower company operates 1200 sites.
Juha Saarinen Nov 17 2022, 1:26PM Service Providers
Analysts say New Zealand telco market "relatively flat"

Analysts say New Zealand telco market "relatively flat"

Continuing to lift itself out of COVID-19 impacts.
Juha Saarinen Nov 16 2022, 10:05PM Service Providers
2degrees provides New Zealand's top 5G experience: Opensignal

2degrees provides New Zealand's top 5G experience: Opensignal

Vodafone best overall in Opensignal survey.
Juha Saarinen Oct 27 2022, 3:18PM Service Providers
Government allocates 5G spectrum to telcos

Government allocates 5G spectrum to telcos

Auction plans abandoned.
Juha Saarinen Oct 20 2022, 9:04AM Service Providers
OIO greenlights Spark's sale of TowerCo business

OIO greenlights Spark's sale of TowerCo business

Ontario Teachers now own 70 per cent of incumbent's cell site assets.
Juha Saarinen Oct 14 2022, 12:38PM Business
IBM NZ appoints Shannon Harris as new managing director

IBM NZ appoints Shannon Harris as new managing director

Rejoins Big Blue from Spark.
Juha Saarinen Oct 3 2022, 10:54AM Business
CCL is Mimecast's top New Zealand partner for 2022

CCL is Mimecast's top New Zealand partner for 2022

Spark subsidiary honoured.
William Maher , Staff Writers Sep 21 2022, 10:23AM Business
Samsung expands Spark's Auckland 5G network

Samsung expands Spark's Auckland 5G network

Over 20 sites out of Harbour Bridge upgraded.
Juha Saarinen Sep 5 2022, 3:00PM Tech
Industry vet Mark Raos named Commvault NZ lead

Industry vet Mark Raos named Commvault NZ lead

Brings 25 years' worth of experience.
Juha Saarinen Aug 24 2022, 11:44AM Business
Spark launches $350 million share buy-back after strong results

Spark launches $350 million share buy-back after strong results

Following $900 million TowerCo asset sale.
Juha Saarinen Aug 24 2022, 10:24AM Service Providers
Spark claims NZ first for 5G standalone tech

Spark claims NZ first for 5G standalone tech

In collaboration with Mavenir, AWS, Nokia and Oppo.
Juha Saarinen Aug 24 2022, 7:30AM Service Providers
Kim Duncan named NZ partner account director for Genesys

Kim Duncan named NZ partner account director for Genesys

Moves from AWS to cloud customer experience company.
Juha Saarinen Aug 22 2022, 1:04PM Service Providers
CCL to offer Microsoft 365 subscriptions

CCL to offer Microsoft 365 subscriptions

Aimed at hybrid workplaces.
Juha Saarinen Aug 22 2022, 10:16AM Business
Spark made to refund 113,000 customers for unusable wire maintenance service

Spark made to refund 113,000 customers for unusable wire maintenance service

Collected $15.7 million over a six year period.
Juha Saarinen Aug 9 2022, 9:45PM Service Providers
Spark and Nokia trial rural 5G mmWave with PGG Wrightson

Spark and Nokia trial rural 5G mmWave with PGG Wrightson

Achieved peak speed of 2.4 Gbps at 3 km range.
Juha Saarinen Jul 21 2022, 2:01AM Service Providers
Vodafone sells passive mobile tower assets to private equity firms

Vodafone sells passive mobile tower assets to private equity firms

Sale worth $1.7 billion.
Juha Saarinen Jul 18 2022, 9:09AM Service Providers
Spark sells 70 per cent of cell towers to Canadian pension fund

Spark sells 70 per cent of cell towers to Canadian pension fund

Deal worth $900 million.
Juha Saarinen Jul 12 2022, 10:00AM Business
EnviroNZ trials computer vision for hazard detection

EnviroNZ trials computer vision for hazard detection

Using 5G-based MEC system developed by Spark and Qrious.
Juha Saarinen Jul 6 2022, 11:25AM Tech
Spark appoints new indie non-executive directors

Spark appoints new indie non-executive directors

Paul Berriman to retire in November.
Juha Saarinen Jun 14 2022, 10:54AM Business