The finger has been pointed at content delivery giant Akamai for Saturday night's Spark Sport streaming fail - which saw thousands receive substandard video, and the decision made to simulcast the All Blacks-South Africa game free on TVNZ.

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But a leading industry expert says that it looks more like Spark should carry the can on all levels, from technical to management.

Speaking to the Herald earlier on Monday, Spark chief executive Jolie Hodson said: "The issue that we identified was a config issue