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Spark Business Group awarded 2022 AWS partner award
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"Our team is dedicated to helping New Zealand organisations achieve business outcomes through fostering innovation to help drive business change."
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How to accelerate modernisation using a slow start
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Technology modernisation is no longer a nice-to-have – instead, it’s a must for the vast majority of businesses, writes Ashok Mysore.
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Spark, Vodafone team up for Aotearoa's Public Safety Network
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Spark and Vodafone have announced the establishment of Hourua, a new joint venture that will provide priority cellular services to the Public Safety Network.
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Spark partners with Infosys and Microsoft on transformation project
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Infosys and Microsoft have announced the successful migration of Spark’s corporate functions to Microsoft Dynamics 365.
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iSANZ ceremony recognises Aotearoa's efforts for 2022
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Various cybersecurity professionals, firms and initiatives were honoured at last night's Information Security Awards of New Zealand (iSANZ).
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Spark migrates to Genesys Cloud CX contact centre platform
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Spark wanted its contact centre technology to support its vision for customer service: frontline teams able to shift to where demand is most significant
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Samsung and Spark switch on 5G in over 20 Auckland suburbs
Mon 5 Sep 2022
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This comes after a successful rollout of commercial 5G services in the urban areas of Auckland and Christchurch beginning in March 2021.
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Dunedin City Council uses Spark IoT network for new water measuring system
Fri 22 Jul 2022
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Dunedin City Council is using a new, smart water metering solution that it says will help to deliver the objectives of the Three Waters policy using Spark's IoT network.
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Spark explores future connectivity options using 5G mmWave
Thu 21 Jul 2022
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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.
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Spark sells 70% of TowerCo for $900 million to Ontario Teachers
Tue 12 Jul 2022
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Spark expects $900 million at completion but that's subject to OIO approval which is anticipated to occur in the first half of FY23.
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Spark delivers 5G Multi Access Edge Compute pilot with EnviroNZ
Fri 8 Jul 2022
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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.
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Southern Cross Cable launches the SX NEXT cable to connect NZ to the world
Thu 7 Jul 2022
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The new Southern Cross NEXT fibre cable (SX NEXT) is set to connect Australasia to the US and further enhance connectivity between New Zealand, Australia, and the US.
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Unknown connections: How safe is public WiFi in Aotearoa?
Wed 29 Jun 2022
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If it's not your own household WiFi, then who has control of your data and is your connection actually safe?
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N4L, Spark, Chorus partner for Hyperfibre school upgrade
Tue 21 Jun 2022
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Networks for Learning (N4L) has partnered with Spark and Chorus to upgrade Wellington College to Hyperfibre, fostering stronger outcomes for students and teachers.
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Opensignal report analyses and awards NZ network providers
Fri 6 May 2022
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network infrastructure
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The recent Opensignal Mobile Network Experience Report has revealed new findings and award recognitions for the NZ telco market.
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Spark launches Microsoft Dynamics 365 upgrade across enterprise
Mon 2 May 2022
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Spark and Microsoft NZ have recently collaborated to launch Microsoft Dynamics 365 across the entire Spark business enterprise.
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Cell tower sales may pay off for consumers
Tue 12 Apr 2022
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smartphones
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The possible sale of cellular telecommunications towers by the two biggest network owners could lead to cheaper services for consumers over the longer term.
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Spark takes major shareholding in Adroit to enhance IoT
Thu 24 Mar 2022
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network management
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Spark has announced that it will take a significant shareholding in IoT company Adroit, which will enhance IoT solutions for potential customers of both organisations.
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Spark now a member of the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand
Wed 2 Mar 2022
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The membership appointment will allow Spark to continue working closely with communities to help them thrive using innovative technology and practices.
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Spark NZ launches Beyond Binary Code for gender inclusion
Fri 25 Feb 2022
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Spark NZ has launched a new tool intended to promote visibility and inclusion for non-binary communities online.
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Mobile madness: Unpacking the business and personal risks of digital mobile in Aotearoa
Thu 27 Jan 2022
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Should Kiwis practice better smartphone security, and are they one swipe or tap away from a colossal data breach?
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2degrees, Orcon merger to take on telco powerhouses Vodafone and Spark
Tue 4 Jan 2022
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telecommunications
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mergers and acquisitions
Challenger telcos 2degrees and Orcon Group have announced plans to merge, as they look to form New Zealand's third-largest integrated telecommunications company. 
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NZ pours billions into IoT - so what are we doing to secure it?
Wed 10 Nov 2021
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"Any vulnerable device can potentially become a bot for an attacker, however, IoT devices are especially at risk because New Zealand is at a very early stage in terms of IoT maturity."
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Telegistics changes name to Entelar in major branding overhaul
Thu 28 Oct 2021
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The NZ-owned and operated ICT distribution and services company will now be known as Entelar.
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