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Spark, Lynk launch satellite-connected cell tower project
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Spark and Lynk have begun a NZ project for a network of satellite-connected cell towers, aiming to maintain connectivity during crises.
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New Zealand cybersecurity recognised at iSANZ Awards 2023
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2023 iSANZ Awards recognises New Zealand's cybersecurity talents, lauding innovation and dedication within the industry.
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Spark and AirSuite launch indoor air quality solution for offices
Tue, 24th Oct 2023
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Telecoms giant Spark partners with environmental startup AirSuite to provide a solution for maintaining indoor air quality for offices.
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42% of macOS users use AI-based apps daily: Report
Wed, 18th Oct 2023
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ai
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ios
Setapp unveils annual Mac Apps Report, offering insights into app usage and trends among over 1,000 US Mac users.
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2023 iSANZ Awards: Finalists announced highlighting Kiwi talent
Tue, 10th Oct 2023
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cybersecurity
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duo
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wellington
iSANZ Awards 2023 announces finalists for NZ's top cybersecurity honours, with varied categories. Winners to be revealed soon.
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Spark uses AI to personalize plans based on individual needs
Sun, 8th Oct 2023
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broadband
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nz
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telecommunications
Spark uses AI-driven decision making to offer tailor-made plans to its customers, ensuring they get the most from their broadband and mobile plans.
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Spark unveils Esports initiatives: Game Arena and 'The Rise Cup':
Tue, 3rd Oct 2023
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gaming
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netsafe
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spotify
Spark announces the launch of Spark Game Arena, with the nationwide tournament The Rise Cup featuring Fortnite, and a $30,000 prize pool up for grabs.
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Leaven consulting brand to go in Spark's cloud restructuring
Thu, 28th Sep 2023
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cloud services
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Spark NZ streamlines operations by folding business consultancy subsidiary Leaven into cloud services specialist CCL.
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Radware and Spark sign cybersecurity partnership agreement
Fri, 1st Sep 2023
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telecommunications
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partnerships
The partnership will provide application and network security for organisations in NZ, including those in banking, transport, health, and the public sector.
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Radware and Spark NZ enter cybersecurity partnership
Wed, 30th Aug 2023
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network security
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application security
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nz
Radware and Spark NZ have signed a partnership agreement to offer application and network security services in New Zealand.
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Earnings wrap: Spark reports positive growth for 2023
Tue, 22nd Aug 2023
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telecommunications
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Spark New Zealand reports strong FY23 results with revenue, EBITDAI, and NPAT growth. The company is confident in its ability to continue growing in FY24.
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Spark Unveils 'ServiceFlex': A New Service Management Solution for Business and Government
Tue, 8th Aug 2023
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it services
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service management
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The system integrator launches a new IT management for businesses & governments using artificial intelligence.
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CCL launches CloudIQ, a managed hybrid cloud service
Wed, 26th Jul 2023
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managed cloud
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ccl
CloudIQ provides organisations with a unified platform and comprehensive visibility and control across various cloud environments.
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Spark commences 5G standalone network build in New Zealand
Tue, 18th Jul 2023
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5g
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nz
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ericsson
Spark has announced it is the first telecommunications and digital services provider in New Zealand to commence its 5G standalone network build.
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UoA conducts industrial robotics 5G trial with Spark
Fri, 14th Jul 2023
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5g
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auckland university
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robotics
In collaboration with Spark, researchers from the University of Auckland are exploring the potential of 5G to transform the world of industrial robotics.
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Spark prepares to unveil satellite-to-mobile service
Tue, 6th Jun 2023
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satellites
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netlinkz
Spark announced it will provide a satellite-to-mobile service for Spark mobile customers, with a trial set to launch as early as the end of the year.
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Inaugural NZ tech event addresses our digital future
Fri, 12th May 2023
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Spark Business Labs held Future State 2023 yesterday at Auckland's Spark Arena, inviting a range of business and thought leaders to discuss the future of work.
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NSW govt appoints NZ's MATTR as technology partner
Fri, 7th Apr 2023
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privacy
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spark
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identity
Global digital trust firm and Spark subsidiary, MATTR, appointed technology partner for the New South Wales Government's Digital ID program.
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Spark Business achieves AWS Migration Competency status
Thu, 6th Apr 2023
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cloud services
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aws
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ccl
The designation recognises Spark Business Group, through CCL and its cloud consultants Leaven, provides proven technology and deep expertise to help customers.
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Spark to close 3G network, makes way for 5G in rural Aotearoa
Wed, 29th Mar 2023
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5g
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3g
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rural broadband initiative
Spark will close down its legacy 3G network towards the end of 2025, freeing up limited radio spectrum that will enable its 5G roll out across rural Aotearoa.
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Spark delivers $837 million half-year profit following tower sale
Thu, 23rd Feb 2023
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streaming
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Spark has reported a $837 million profit for the six months to the end of December, thanks to the sale of a majority stake in its cellphone towers.
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Spark becomes technology partner for Parliamentary Service
Mon, 23rd Jan 2023
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it infrastructure
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datacom
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it
Spark named as new technology partner for the Parliamentary Service, replacing Datacom. The move aims to enhance technology services for Parliament.
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Spark to exit Spark Sport in the second half of 2023
Fri, 16th Dec 2022
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phishing
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tvnz
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streaming
Spark Sport announces that TVNZ will be the home of the majority of its content starting from July 2023. New Zealand Cricket has already agreed to the deal.
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PGG Wrightson uses Spark IoT tech to store animal vaccines
Wed, 14th Dec 2022
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hybrid cloud
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iot
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productivity
The temperature and humidity sensors by Spark IoT include an easy-to-use dashboard to manage assets from desktop or mobile.