Jolie Hodson stories
Spark delivers $837 million half-year profit following tower sale
Spark has reported a $837 million profit for the six months to the end of December, thanks to the sale of a majority stake in its cellphone towers.
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.
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.
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.
Southern Cross NEXT submarine cable touches down at Auckland's Takapuna Beach
Auckland's Takapuna Beach is the landing point for a submarine cable that boosts New Zealand's international connectivity by almost 100%.
Spark and Vodafone get behind InternetNZ's digital inclusion action plan
More than 50 organisations have now signed the plan, which was shared with Government and the public in May this year.
Spark achieves annual revenue growth, despite COVID-19 challenges
Spark New Zealand reports revenue growth and strong performance in key markets, with overall revenue increasing by 2.5% to $3,623 million.
5G arrives in Palmerston North - Spark
Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North, making it the first city in New Zealand with 5G on both mobile and wireless broadband. Four more locations to follow.
Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees team up with police and NZTA to tackle texting while driving
NZ agencies unite with telcos to curb driver phone use.
Spark rallies Kiwi innovators to share their 5G ideas
Spark is calling on New Zealand’s most innovative businesses to pitch their best ideas about how 5G could benefit the country.
Spark New Zealand reveals financial results, delivers strong revenue growth
Spark New Zealand sees 4% revenue leap in H1, hits highest market share since 2012.
Telecom job cuts takes a turn for the worst
The Labour Party claims the telco will cut up to 1500 jobs later this month.
Finally some good news for Telecom, new Kiwi CFO appointed
Following a week of playing catch-up to rival Vodafone, Telecom looks ahead by hiring new chief financial officer.