Displaying items by tag: NZ Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission welcomes new marketing codes for the telecommunications industry that will help consumers make informed choices about the best broadband service for them.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Commerce Commission has released its final decision on the allocation of payments for the Government’s Telecommunications Development Levy for 2020/21 among providers of telecommunications services.

Published in Technology Regulation

Poor customer service should be the top priority in the NZ Commerce Commission’s work to improve telecommunications retail service quality outcomes for consumers, according to half of the respondents to a recent poll, the Commission says.

Published in Technology Regulation

The NZ Commerce Commission has established information disclosure requirements for the country’s four main wholesalers of fibre services as part of the new regulatory regime taking effect from 1 January 2022.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand's competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, has issued a draft determination on how much the country’s telcos will each pay towards the government’s NZ$50 million Telecommunications Development Levy which covers  the operation of telecommunications infrastructure and services that are not commercially viable.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand telecommunications companies and service providers cop the most criticism from the country’s consumers of all business and industry sectors, according to a new report just published by the competition enforcement and regulatory agency The Commerce Commission.

New Zealand’s competition enforcement and regulatory agency wants the largest telecommunications infrastructure provider, Chorus, to upgrade its capacity as needs grow so that telcos and consumers have best use of the capacity of copper lines.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 21:43

Court temporaily halts Vodafone NZ-Sky TV merger

New Zealand’s High Court has temporarily halted the proposed merger of Vodafone New Zealand and satellite pay TV operator Sky TV, ordering a short-term stay to the deal in the event the New Zealand Commerce Commission gives its clearance to the merger on Thursday morning.

New Zealand's competition watchdog, the Commerce Commission, is investigating whether changes to regulation of backhaul services in the country’s telecommunication sector are needed to promote greater industry competition for the long-term benefit of consumers.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 24 March 2016 11:33

Spark NZ cleared to acquire 2300mhz spectrum

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has given clearance for the country’s largest telco, Spark, to acquire the management rights to 70MHz of radio spectrum in the 2300MHz band from Craig NZ and Woosh NZ.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand telco Spark has reacted negatively to a decision by the country’s Commerce Commission confirming a proposed increase in wholesale broadband charges.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Broadband average speeds in New Zealand have been gradually increasing along with the amount of data consumed per broadband connection growing strongly to 32GB in 2014, up from 26GB the year before.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Spark New Zealand is challenging the country’s Commerce Commission to front up to “ordinary internet users” and justify why its proposed wholesale charges for broadband and landlines are “so far out of line” with comparable countries.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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