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Telecom's most recent media releases are on the In the News page. This archive contains all releases since January 1996, in reverse chronological order.

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IT’S TIME FOR A ‘GIGANATION’ SAYS TELECOM AS UFB COVERAGE HITS 100%

4 August 2014

Telecom, soon to be Spark New Zealand, says the time has come for Gigabit per second data download speeds to be available across all of New Zealand’s Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) fibre network.

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TELECOM ANNOUNCES LAUNCH PLANS FOR 4G MOBILE BROADBAND SERVICES OVER 700 MHZ

15 July 2014

Telecom, soon to be Spark New Zealand, announced today it intends to launch new 4G services in late August that will extend and accelerate the rollout of high speed mobile broadband across New Zealand.

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TELECOM MAKES CHANGE TO EMAIL SERVICE TO BOOST SECURITY

8 July 2014

From today, Telecom will be contacting a group of email customers who will be affected by a change to its Xtra email service taking place at the end of September this year.

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TELECOM STRIPS ULTRA FIBRE NAKED

8 July 2014

Superfast broadband now available without home phone for reduced price.

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TELECOM DIGITAL VENTURES INVESTS IN NZ APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT STARTUP APP LA CARTE

7 July 2014

NZ startup app services company to benefit from Telecom investment.

App La Carte is a new and affordable way for companies and organisations to produce mobile apps to reach and engage with their customers.

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TELECOM CONFIRMS AUGUST 8 FOR SPARK LAUNCH DATE

1 July 2014

Telecom New Zealand announced today that it intends to change its name to Spark New Zealand, as signalled earlier this year, with effect from Friday 8 August 2014.

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TELECOM FIBRE AVAILABLE TO MORE NEW ZEALANDERS.

25 June 2014

Telecom’s Ultra Fibre broadband is now available across the ultra fast broadband (UFB) fibre network to more New Zealanders than any other residential broadband provider..

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GEN-I ENTERS AGREEMENT WITH TELSTRA

24 June 2014

Telecom’s ICT services division Gen-i said today it has entered into an agreement with Telstra that will enable the company to leverage Telstra’s services in Australia for the benefit of its New Zealand customers.

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TELECOM UNLEASHES SUPER FAST BROADBAND ACROSS NORTH ISLAND WITH ULTRAFAST FIBRE

24 June 2014

Telecom, soon to be Spark, announced today that it is launching Ultra Fibre Broadband for residential and business customers across Tauranga, Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Tokoroa, New Plymouth, and Hawera.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: TELECOM WARNS OF FRAUDULENT PHONE CALLS.

20 June 2014

Telecom has become aware that some of its customers have been contacted by fraudsters claiming to be from Telecom.

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