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The selling price of Telecom was considered by some to be extremely low, given that Telecom had a monopoly of all phone lines in New Zealand at the time. Also inClear Communications later TelstraClear entered the New Zealand telecommunications market and so was the first network to compete with Telecom.
Then in Ameritech and Bell Atlantic reduced their share in Telecom to a combined Clear Communications reached an agreement with Telecom in on local service interconnection.
In Telecom established a telephone exchange in the United States for international traffic, and launched Report on customer service in telecomwhich is New Zealand's largest internet service provider today. The following year, Ameritech sold down its She remained on it until Telecom upgraded its nationwide payphone network to smart card technology.
Telecom's broadband Internet service based on ADSL technology, called JetStreamwas launched and rolled-out progressively in local exchanges. Also at this time, Telecom began charging customers who connected to the Internet using a local dial up number, forcing all ISPs in New Zealand to change to an dial up number.
This resulted in complaints that this was in breach of Telecom's Kiwishare Agreement where residential customers are allowed free local calling.
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Ina new logo was launched. The company also launched online retail store Ferrit launches with about retailers. An audio clip recorded on 2 March was released involving Telecom CEO Theresa Gattung admitting the use of confusion as a chief marketing tool in the industry.
The March recording also dismissed the New Zealand Government as "too smart to do anything dumb" with regards to regulation. Roderick Deane resigns as chairman, and is replaced by Wayne Boyd the following month.
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. It is reported that Paritai Drive, Orakeione of the richest streets in Aucklandis still not capable of receiving a broadband SL service and there are many other well populated areas around New Zealand still not capable of receiving broadband.
Opposition Woosh Wireless immediately tested their service in the area and gave residents the opportunity to join their wireless broadband service.
British Telecom have been in discussion with the New Zealand government regarding Telecom's monopoly control of the NZ broadband network.
The Auckland Chamber of Commerce publicly stated that if Telecom did not invest in a next-generation high-speed network, comparable with that of other Western nations, they would fund a private fibre-optic based service in the megabit speed range. The proposed coverage of this would be within m of a path running south from Auckland CBD situated to allow as many businesses as possible to connect.
Any company or private individual within this range would be offered a connection.
Telecom announces the formation of Chorus, its new network infrastructure division. He replaces Marko Bogoievski, who joined Infratil.
Telecom announces the closure of its online retail store Ferrit.
An industrial dispute emerged between Chorus and the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union after servicing contracts in the Auckland and Northland regions are awarded to Australian company Visionstream, which planned to change technicians' employment contracts to a dependent contractor model.
Spark's headquarters in Wellington November: Crown Fibre Holdings announced that Telecom had been successful in partnering with the Government to build a fibre network.
Telecom divests itself of Chorus, the Network Infrastructure division, in a one for five share deal, with Chorus becoming a separately listed company. Telecom announces a name change to 'Spark', which took effect on 8 August  to better reflect the company's new direction and aspirations.
Telecom rebrands as Spark. Individual subsidiaries of the company are rebranded to reflect the name change such as Telecom Mobile becomes Spark Mobile, Telecom Foundation becomes Spark Foundation, Gen-i is rebranded as Spark Digital. Spark experiences nationwide outages due to a denial of service attack, which was believed to have largely originated from malware that installed itself onto customers' computers when they clicked on malicious links to celebrity photos leaked in August.
Spark released a new cloud based consumer service called Morepork, which offers smart home based security services. This enabled consumers to purchase security hardware and services through a monthly subscription for home monitoring linked to their mobile phone. Telecom Mobile, the mobile division of Telecom, reachedmobile customers connected to its network inwhich doubled to one million customers by On 29 MayTelecom launched its new network, branded as "XT", to the public.
As a result of the loss of service Telecom offered a five million dollar compensation package for its customers. Subsequently, in the Telecommunications Act was passed, which among other things established the role of a Telecommunications Commissioner.
In a decision by the Government on 3 MayTelecom was forced to unbundle the local loopto provide "access to fast, competitively priced broadband internet".Spark New Zealand (formerly Telecom New Zealand) is a New Zealand telecommunications company providing fixed line telephone services, a mobile network, an internet service provider, and a major ICT provider to NZ businesses (through its Spark Digital division).
It has operated as a publicly traded company since Spark is one of the largest companies by value on the New Zealand Exchange . It took over a week before the data was eventually secured.
The customer records were contained in log files that were generated when Verizon customers in the last six months called customer service.
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