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Displaying items by tag: Commerce Commission

The proposed merger of Vodafone and Sky News in New Zealand is under scrutiny by the country’s competition enforcement and regulatory agency, the Commerce Commission, to determine whether it will lessen competition in the NZ market.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s competition enforcement and regulatory agency, the Commerce Commission, has released the preliminary findings of its five yearly review on whether to investigate deregulating selected telecommunications services. The review has resulted in a decision by the commission that there are 'reasonable grounds' to investigate removing the resale services of the country’s major telco, Spark.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s competition enforcement and regulatory agency, the Commerce Commission, is undertaking a review of the regulations under which telecommunications infrastructure provider Chorus charges retail telcos for use of its local copper lines and broadband service.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

A review of standard consumer contracts in the New Zealand telecommunications sector has identified 66 terms considered potentially unfair to consumers.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s largest telco, Spark, is raising its prices for some broadband and landline plans in a reaction to the country’s competition regulator’s decision two three days ago to increase the prices which telecommunications infrastructure provider, Chorus, can charge for use of its local copper lines and broadband service.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s competition regulator, the Commerce Commission, has increased the prices which telecommunications infrastructure provider, Chorus, can charge for use of its local copper lines and broadband service over the next five years.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand's Commerce commission has released a report warning that cost and, lack of understanding of costs, could hamper the uptake of FTTP delivered broadband services. While some of the issues raised are specific to New Zealand, there are lessons here for Australia.

Published in Home Tech

The OECD is pushing its member government to make the price mobile carriers charge for delivery of calls on their networks to zero.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 09 February 2012 14:02

Cloudy outlook for the NBN - but that's good news

A New Zealand study into the potential applications and demand for high-speed broadband services has concluded that cloud computing services for consumers could be a major driver.

Published in Cloud Computing

New Zealand's Commerce Commission has published a report benchmarking the country's telecommunications services against those overseas, but its findings on the price of broadband Internet services are at odds with reality.

Published in Home Tech

The New Zealand Government has bowed to industry pressure and scrapped the controversial plan to give operators of its FTTH networks a 10 year holiday from regulatory oversight, despite a government committee recommending in favour of the plan.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The New Zealand Government is to press ahead with plans to give operators of its planned fibre to the home networks a 10 year holiday from price regulation, despite opposition from a broad swathe of the industry and from almost every other political party.

Published in Technology Regulation

Vodafone New Zealand - in stark contrast to Telecom NZ and 2Degrees - has branded as "extreme" the prices for the regulated mobile terminating access service (MTAS) announced by the Commerce Commission earlier today, which represent significant reduction on the prices New Zealand's mobile operators presently charge.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand's Commerce Commission has announced the long-awaited, and significantly reduced pricing for mobile terminating access services (MTAS) - the prices mobile operators are allowed to charge other telcos for terminating calls and text messages on their customers' mobile phones.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand telcos and user organisations are proposing changes to the enabling legislation for the country's Ultrafast Broadband Network (UFB) that, as it stands, would give providers a ten-year holiday from pricing regulation. Instead they want to see Australian style 'special access undertakings' adopted.

Published in Technology Regulation

In a rare show of unity, New Zealand telcos, user and consumer organisations have joined forces to oppose planned legislation that will pave the way for structural separation of Telecom NZ, and for the Government funded Ultrafast Broadband Network (UFB), the equivalent of Australia's NBN.

Published in Government Tech Policy

New Zealand's Commerce Commission has released draft terms of reference for a demand side study for its planned Ultra-Fast Broadband network, the equivalent of Australia's NBN, in a bid to identify and if possible circumvent any impediments to uptake of UFB services.

Published in Government Tech Policy

New Zealand's Commerce Commission has found that there are no competitive backhaul services available to service provider customers of Telecom NZ's wholesale DSL service, the Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA) service, and it will therefore continue to regulate prices and terms for provision of these services.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 04 August 2010 11:26

New Zealand to regulate mobile termination charges

The New Zealand Government has decided to regulate mobile termination access rates - the prices mobile operators charge other telcos to deliver calls made to mobile numbers on their networks.

Published in Technology Regulation

Launch of new mobile plan by Vodafone NZ with a huge differential between on-net and off-net calling rates has led the NZ Commerce Commission to reverse an earlier decision. It now says that mobile termination rates - the prices mobile operators charge other telcos for delivery of calls to their customers' phones - should be regulated.

Published in Technology Regulation
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