Spark is using the agreement with UFF to show Chorus how it should be done. The number of complaints about Chorus deployments is astounding and the cost per connection via Chorus is far higher than for the other fibre companies.
And I don't know I'd call Spark a "minority telco". It doesn't own the network but it's still by far the largest retail provider in New Zealand.
One note, Richard, the CEO of Spark is Simon Moutter. Jason Paris is the CEO of Spark Retail - he looks after the customers.