Telecommunications News


Spark fined $675k for misleading customers

The telco has been convicted of nine charges.


Chorus unprepared for migrant influx to build UFB - report

Subcontractors building the network regularly breached employment laws, a report has found.

Simon Moutter will finish up on June 30 and Jolie Hodson will take over on July 1.

Don't call new Spark boss a 'ball-breaker' - National Council for Women

Spark's new chief executive is a rarity among NZ's biggest companies.


Lines company slammed after suspending worker over cat rescue

He used company equipment to rescue the animal.

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2degrees asks staff to avoid checking email after work, permanently

It says a three-month trial of the scheme was a success.

Vodafone has asked thousands of employees to quit.

2000 Vodafone NZ staff offered voluntary redundancy

But the company doesn't expect enough of them to take it.


Duncan Garner: Was NZ too quick to ban Huawei from 5G rollout?

"The consequences could be huge."

Watch: Eight charges were laid against Spark in July.

Spark pleads guilty to Commerce Commission charges

The telecommunications company said errors were "genuine mistakes".

Spark wasn't hacked, but its users may have been.

Spark's 'brave' move receives praise

Internet security experts say the telco risked confusing customers, but did the right thing.


Spark resets thousands of customer passwords

Customers have been warned their account details were up for sale on the dark web.

Eleven charges were laid against Spark by the country's competition watchdog in July for allegedly misleading and overcharging customers.

The future of telco? Spark trials online-only assistance

It's part of a "broader move" to encourage digital tools and services.

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Aussie job ad asks for 'Anglo Saxon' candidates

The company has apologised for the "completely unacceptable" blunder.

Wien,Austria-February 25,2014: Closeup of female hand holding an iPhone 5s while launching WhatsApp,a popular messaging application .

Landline use plummets as mobile communication takes over

To nobody's surprise, the way we're communicating is changing.


Spark issues alert over major global Wi-Fi vulnerability

They're warning of the threat imposed by a security fault in Wi-Fi networks worldwide.

The iPhone X will have face ID and an edge-to-edge screen.

iPhone X with face ID, edge-to-edge screen unveiled

A radically redesigned iPhone rammed with new features celebrates 10 years of the device.


2018's new emoji candidates released

Happy poop could soon have a sad alter-ego.

Phone scammers frequently change their tactics and are difficult to crack down on.

Fresh warnings after phone scam targets Spark customers

Some have become abusive when the scam is unsuccessful.


Campaign launched to ban cigarette emoji

Emojis. Harmless little pictures, or a gateway to a life of smoking and ill-health?


Former All Black left hanging by Spark

Adam Thomson vents his frustration about being on the phone for hours.


SKY and Vodafone 'disappointed' merger is off

Shares in SKY have plummeted since Thursday's rejection of the deal.