As one of New Zealand's leading employers, we believe that if we celebrate the  diversity of our own people, we can empower them to bring their whole selves to work and unlock their potential. Spark New Zealand Limited, more commonly known as Spark, is a New Zealand telecommunications company providing fixed line telephone services, a mobile network, an internet service provider, and is a major ICT provider to NZ businesses (through its Spark Digital division). Spark is one of the largest companies by value on the New Zealand Exchange (NZX). In 2009 the mobile share was further decreased with newcomer 2degrees entering the market; both Vodafone and Telecom lost customers (25,000 and 19,000 respectively), some of which Telecom lost due to its unreliable image after its outages. In 1991, Telecom listed on the New Zealand, Australian and New York stock exchanges. The establishment of a wireless link between Australia and New Zealand was first proposed by the Marconi Company in 1902 but it was not until 15 December 1909 that an Imperial conference was convened in Melbourne to discuss the matter in detail. [53][54] The announcement of this decision was rushed ahead of schedule, as the documents were leaked to Telecom who advised the government of the leak. Unlimited plans have no data caps. Spark Sport is a New Zealand sports streaming service, owned and operated by Spark. However, some experts and competitors disagreed — including the secretary of the OECD.[68]. There were concerns that Spark's broadcast of the Rugby World Cup would struggle under New Zealand's internet capabilities especially in rural communities and anticipated audience numbers streaming matches resulting in similar issues to Optus Sport's broadcasting FIFA World Cup 2018 in Australia. 5–7 September: Spark experiences nationwide outages due to a. With the switch to CDMA, Telecom migrated to the 027 prefix and standardised the subscriber numbers to seven digits, adding a 4 to the beginning of old six-digit numbers. 16 January: The Librarians Association of New Zealand put in a complaint about a Telecom advertisement where 3 young school children state that, "Only dumb kids read books, brainy kids have broadband." The CDMA network ran in parallel with XT until it was shut down on 31 July 2012. In 2003, a new logo was launched. Introduced to the market by the Product Manager, David Beale, they succeeded in the very first iOT device connections in the region connecting amongst other things, Coke's Vending Machines, NZ Posts Couriers and Parcel tracking and Telemetry data from the Americas Cup Yacht races in Auckland to feed a realtime TV graphics service. 31 March: Telecom officially separates into three divisions (Chorus, Telecom Wholesale, Telecom Retail), 1 April: Russ Houlden, a colleague of Reynolds at BT, is appointed Chief Financial Officer. A history at the forefront of technology in New Zealand. To continue, you can add a name in … [59], In January 2012 Telecom launched a new Mobile Network aimed at the youth market named Skinny Mobile [60], On 28 March 2013, Telecom announced that it would reduce staff levels by constraint on recruitment activity and redundancies. Spark had previously broadcast sport through its subscription video on-demand service Lightbox partnering with Coliseum Sports Media to deliver a subscription-based sports streaming service called Lightbox Sport streaming golf, English Premier League football and French Top 14 rugby. How has Spark New Zealand's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes? Telecom also raised its shareholding in AAPT to 100%. July: Matt Crockett is appointed CEO of Telecom's newly formed Wholesale division. Former Names 9 December: Telecom announces sale of AAPT for A$450 million, 21 February: Telecom announces a name change to 'Spark', which took effect on 8 August 2014. November: Telecom moves into its newly built world HQ on Victoria St in the Auckland CBD. View daily, weekly or … Find the latest Spark New Zealand Limited Ordin (SPK.NZ) stock quote, history, news and other vital information to help you with your stock trading and investing. This enables us to better understand and meet the diverse needs of our customers and all New Zealanders. [12] In March 2016 as Dame Patsy Reddy she was appointed Governor General designate of New Zealand.