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Spark pleas for pause as Vodafone-Sky merger looms

Spark pleas for pause as Vodafone-Sky merger looms The Commerce Commision is set to release its decusin on the merger application from Vodafone and Sky this coming Thursday.However, Spark, who opposes the clearance application, is now seeking a court ruling for a short-term pause in the event the Commission clears the merger.

InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on Vodafone-Sky merger

InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on Vodafone-Sky merger The Commerce Commission is set to release its decision about whether or not the merger can go ahead on Thursday morning.Several telecommunications companies, including Spark and 2degrees have requested a 36-hour delay in the merger should the Commission approve the deal.

InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on mm's Vodafone-Sky decision

InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on mm's Vodafone-Sky decision The Commerce Commission is set to release its decision about whether or not the merger can go ahead on Thursday morning.Several telecommunications companies, including Spark and 2degrees have requested a 36-hour delay in the merger should the Commission approve the deal.

Check engine light on? Here are 10 reasons why

Check engine light on? Here are 10 reasons why Loose gas cap A loose gas cap is one of the most common reasons why the check engine light turns on.A quality spark plug costs between $10 and $20, while a coil is generally in the $50 range.

NO DEAL: Vodafone Sky merger no go

NO DEAL: Vodafone Sky merger no go The Commerce Commission has decline to grant clearance for the proposed merger of Vodafone New Zealand and Sky Network Television, in a much anticipated decision this morning.The merged Sky/Vodafone entity would have been controlled by Vodafone Group.

Opposition rejoice as Vodafone Sky merger thrown out

Opposition rejoice as Vodafone Sky merger thrown out Spark, InternetNZ and Vocus are among those pleased with this morning’s decision made by the Commerce Commission to not clear the proposed merger between Vodafone and Sky.While Vodafone has said they are disappointed with the ruling, Spark says the decision is a big positive for ‘Kiwi consumers’.

Spark sres landmark Netflix deal

Spark sres landmark Netflix deal The partnership signals the first time that Netflix has been bundled with broadband in New Zealand.Terms of the partnership will see Spark broadband customers receive a subscription to Netflix’s Standard plan for one year when they sign up to a 24-month Unlimited Data Spark broadband plan.

Spark makes formal offer to acquire TeamTalk

Spark makes formal offer to acquire TeamTalk 80 per share, Spark’s Chief Financial Officer, David Chalmers, says they strongly believe this offer is in the best interests of TeamTalk shareholders.” The TeamTalk Board has also suggested that there may be significant value in the business above Spark’s offer price, based on the promise of a new strategic business plan.

Spark welmes 90% 4G rollout announcement; says 4.5G is where the future lies

Spark welmes 90% 4G rollout announcement; says 4.5G is where the future lies 90% of the country now has access to 4G services ahead of schedule, according to Communications Minister Simon Bridges.We are the first and only provider in New Zealand to give people a taste of the future with 4.

Week in review: The biggest stories that went down last week on NetGuide

Week in review: The biggest stories that went down last week on NetGuide So we thought we'd make it easy for you and pick out our highlights of the week in the land of consumer tech.It was a busy week for the NetGuide team – forget 4G, 4.

Spark applies for TeamTalk acquisition clearance from mm

Spark applies for TeamTalk acquisition clearance from mm The Commerce Commission has acknowledged that it has received a clearance application from Spark for its proposed acquisition of mobile radio firm TeamTalk.The acquisition, if approved, will see Spark acquire up to 100% of TeamTalk shares, either directly or indirectly.

TeamTalk fights back against Spark's 'hostile takeover bid'

TeamTalk fights back against Spark's 'hostile takeover bid' The company says an independent adviser valuation range was put at $1.“The underlying value of TeamTalk’s shares is in the range of $1.

mmerce mmission reveals ncerns for Spark/TeamTalk merger

mmerce mmission reveals ncerns for Spark/TeamTalk merger The Commerce Commission today published a statement of Preliminary Issues regarding Spark New Zealand’s proposed acquisition of TeamTalk.It’s certainly been a busy time for TeamTalk, as it was shortly afterwards that Vodafone stepped in with a $10 million bid to take a 70 percent stake in TeamTalk’s Farmside business.

Spark stays firm on TeamTalk deal – 80c or nothing and forget Vodafone

Spark stays firm on TeamTalk deal – 80c or nothing and forget Vodafone However, TeamTalk and Grant Samuel & Associates Ltd, the independent adviser, released a statement to NZX that reported on the ‘merits’ of the Spark offer and an independent assessment value.“The underlying value of TeamTalk’s shares is in the range of $1.

Vodafone, Spark & 2degrees team up to boost rural ver

Vodafone, Spark & 2degrees team up to boost rural ver Telco giants Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees have announced a joint proposal to make solid improvements to infrastructure surrounding rural broadband and mobile.Together, the three providers have made a submission to the Government for the delivery of high speed broadband and mobile infrastructure using the Rural Broadband Initiative Extension (RBI2) and Mobile Black Spot Fund.

Spark retaliates with unlimited data plan of their own

Spark retaliates with unlimited data plan of their own After the news that 2degrees would be carrying out a trial of unlimited mobile data plans for customers, Spark and Skinny are launching similar mobile plans that allow users to operate with no restrictions on mobile data, minutes or texting.Jason Paris, CEO of Spark mobile, has some doubts about the competing plan offered by 2degrees.

Spark to cater to New Zealand's diverse customer base

Spark to cater to New Zealand's diverse customer base This new customer service channel will be managed by Spark’s One World team.One World is an  Auckland-based Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean speaking customer service centre that has been active for 11 years.

Can’t wait for a Bluetooth connection? The Spark is a three-in-one camera trigger

Can’t wait for a Bluetooth connection? The Spark is a three-in-one camera trigger The company behind the popular camera remote Pulse is back on Kickstarter with a control system that’s even more versatile.The Spark by Alpine Labs is a camera remote system that allows users to control their camera with an app, wireless infrared remote, or wired trigger.

Spark to implement huge WiFi boost to Westpac Stadium

Spark to implement huge WiFi boost to Westpac Stadium In line with the revamp of Westpac Stadium, which includes a redesign of the visitor entries, the tech upgrade aims to expand and improve on the broader experiences visitors have before, during and after an event at the stadium.“We’re delighted to partner with Spark to provide a better experience for event attendees at Westpac Stadium,” says Stadium chief executive Shane Harmon.

Spark pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S8 now open

Spark pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S8 now open The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now available for pre-order from Spark.“We really feel that when you combine the power of the Spark network and the capability of the Samsung S8, amazing things can happen,” he says.