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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.

A DIYer’s guide to changing a car’s spark plugs

A DIYer’s guide to changing a car’s spark plugs Changing your own spark plugs is a rite of passage among gearheads.The most common reason to remove spark plugs is to replace them with a new set.

Spark releases ‘Data Lovers’ package for the modern smartphoner

Spark releases ‘Data Lovers’ package for the modern smartphoner Why call or text from your provider when you can use an app like Messenger, Viber or WhatsApp?However, while this is fine via Wi-Fi, it can get quite costly using data when you’re out and about.

Spark’s Xtra email mpletes transition from Yahoo to NZ-based provider

Spark’s Xtra email mpletes transition from Yahoo to NZ-based provider ” “It’s great to complete the transition away from an email provider who’s been dealing with big issues on a global basis, and has kept us very much at arm’s length, to an email partner here in New Zealand that operates with real transparency,” says Paris.4billion messages, safely and securely, in the timeline we originally committed to,” says Paris.

Maiden voyage of Spark Arena free WiFi a success

Maiden voyage of Spark Arena free WiFi a success Most importantly for Spark, it was the first time those in the audience fans in the audience could capture their arena experience while using the new free high-powered Spark Arena WiFi.This is the maiden voyage for Spark’s new arena WiFi service, which has been introduced as part of the rebranding of Vector Arena to Spark Arena.

DJI to Drone Customers: Upgrade Your Firmware or Practically Give Up Flying

DJI to Drone Customers: Upgrade Your Firmware or Practically Give Up Flying ” The update goes on to say existing flight safety limitations like geofencing boundaries and altitude limits remain the same.Users will have to download and install a new version of the DJI app to their mobile devices.

ISPs build backdoors into customer modems, creating security breach

ISPs build backdoors into customer modems, creating security breach Leading major ISP Vodafone is one of the companies with a "back door" built into its modems.Spark has confirmed it also has built-in "remote access" in modems it supplies to customers.

Spark drops dealer partner model for nsumer market; buys back stores

Spark drops dealer partner model for nsumer market; buys back stores The telco says it expects all mall and high street consumer stores to be under Spark ownership from late 2017.Grant McBeath, Spark general manager of customer channels, says the move is a key part of building seamless digital and real world epxeriences for its customers, with a ‘resurgence’ in the importance of physical locations to complement e-commerce and online channels.

Queenstown broadband upgrades to 4.5G, the fastest in New Zealand.

Queenstown broadband upgrades to 4.5G, the fastest in New Zealand. This upgrade can deliver up to 5 times the speed for users on the network compared to regular 4G.Single tower deployments have already been made across New Zealand including the Christchurch CBD and Silverdale, Auckland.