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Spark Business Group awarded 2022 AWS partner award
Spark Business Group receives AWS Innovation Partner of the Year Award for Asia-Pacific and Japan for its technology and expertise on Amazon Web Services.
How to accelerate modernisation using a slow start
Technology modernisation is no longer a nice-to-have – instead, it’s a must for the vast majority of businesses, writes Ashok Mysore.
Spark, Vodafone team up for Aotearoa's Public Safety Network
Spark and Vodafone have announced the establishment of Hourua, a new joint venture that will provide priority cellular services to the Public Safety Network.
Spark partners with Infosys and Microsoft on transformation project
Infosys and Microsoft have announced the successful migration of Spark’s corporate functions to Microsoft Dynamics 365.
Spark launches scholarship for women, Māori, and Pasifika
Qrious, Spark Business Group’s AI and data analytics specialist, has a NZ$1 million scholarship programme for women, Māori and Pasifika.
iSANZ ceremony recognises Aotearoa's efforts for 2022
Various cybersecurity professionals, firms and initiatives were honoured at last night's Information Security Awards of New Zealand (iSANZ).
Spark migrates to Genesys Cloud CX contact centre platform
Spark wanted its contact centre technology to support its vision for customer service: frontline teams able to shift to where demand is most significant.
CCL and Spark Business recognised with AWS DevOps Competency
CCL has announced that Spark Business Group has achieved the Amazon Web Service (AWS) DevOps Competency status.
Samsung and Spark switch on 5G in over 20 Auckland suburbs
This comes after a successful rollout of commercial 5G services in the urban areas of Auckland and Christchurch beginning in March 2021.
Dunedin City Council uses Spark IoT network for new water measuring system
Dunedin City Council has implemented a smart water metering solution using Spark's IoT network, aiming to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Spark explores future connectivity options using 5G mmWave
Spark has carried out New Zealand’s first rural trial of 5G millimetre wave (mmWave) technology to showcase the potential benefits of faster 5G data speeds.
Spark sells 70% of TowerCo for $900 million to Ontario Teachers
Spark expects $900 million at completion but that's subject to OIO approval which is anticipated to occur in the first half of FY23.
Spark delivers 5G Multi Access Edge Compute pilot with EnviroNZ
The pilot of the computer vision system helps solve a key business issue for EnviroNZ at its resource recovery centre identifying health and safety risks.
Southern Cross Cable launches the SX NEXT cable to connect NZ to the world
New submarine cable launched to enhance connectivity between New Zealand, Australia, and the US, doubling capacity.
Unknown connections: How safe is public WiFi in Aotearoa?
Kiwis are surprisingly unaware of the risks involved in using public WiFi, according to a study by Norton and Symantec.
N4L, Spark, Chorus partner for Hyperfibre school upgrade
Networks for Learning (N4L) has partnered with Spark and Chorus to upgrade Wellington College to Hyperfibre, doubling its internet speed to 2Gbps.
Opensignal report analyses and awards NZ network providers
The recent Opensignal Mobile Network Experience Report has revealed new findings and award recognitions for the NZ telco market.
Cloud 'extremely important' to future growth, report finds
Lack of skills and cost hindering businesses' adoption of cloud and digital transformation, reveals new research.
Spark launches Microsoft Dynamics 365 upgrade across enterprise
Spark and Microsoft NZ have recently collaborated to launch Microsoft Dynamics 365 across the entire Spark business enterprise.
Cell tower sales may pay off for consumers
The possible sale of cellular telecommunications towers by the two biggest network owners could lead to cheaper services for consumers over the longer term.
Spark takes major shareholding in Adroit to enhance IoT
Spark to take significant shareholding in IoT firm Adroit, enhancing IoT solutions for both companies and reinforcing Spark's commitment to the IoT market.
Spark now a member of the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand
The membership appointment will allow Spark to continue working closely with communities to help them thrive using innovative technology and practices.
Spark NZ launches Beyond Binary Code for gender inclusion
Spark NZ has launched a new tool intended to promote visibility and inclusion for non-binary communities online.
Mobile madness: Unpacking the business and personal risks of digital mobile in Aotearoa
Should Kiwis practice better smartphone security, and are they one swipe or tap away from a colossal data breach?.