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Displaying items by tag: TUANZ

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 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

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
Sunday, 05 December 2010 08:07

NZ businesses eagerly awaiting FTTH network

A survey of New Zealand businesses on their attitudes to the Ultrafast Broadband Network - the country's version of Australia's National Broadband Network - has found over 80 percent of respondents likely to take up the service in the first year it becomes available, but wanting more information about speed and pricing.

Published in Networking
Wednesday, 15 September 2010 16:19

Structural separation of Telecom NZ on the cards

Structural separation of Telecom New Zealand has become very much a live issue with release by the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) of a discussion document outlining its initial thoughts on regulatory changes that may be required if Telecom structurally separates.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Asia Pacific Telecommunity - a body representing almost every government telecoms department in the region - is tackling the persistent problem of exorbitant mobile roaming charges with a three day workshop in Brisbane.

Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 19 April 2010 15:47

Telecom NZ "auctioning off AAPT"

Reuters has reported that Telecom NZ is well advanced in a plan to sell of AAPT, saying bidding has closed with offers received from four players.

Published in Market
Monday, 30 November 2009 14:16

To improve NZ's standard of living: scrap its NBN

A New Zealand Government task force set up to recommend ways to close the income gap between NZ and Australia has launched a stinging attack on the Government's plans to fund a widespread fibre to the home network.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 05:04

NZ Gov't fleshes out FTTH plans

The telecoms reforms announced yesterday by the Australian Government have been hailed as the biggest change in telecommunications in two decades, and the same claims are being made about the New Zealand Government's announcement today of its version of Australia's NBN: a $NZ1.5b plan to take fibre to most New Zealand homes over the next six years.

Published in Strategy
IDC New Zealand has consummated a partnership with the country’s telecoms user group at a time when, according to IDC, the NZ telecommunications industry is at a crossroads as it faces international competition for what it calls 21st century telecommunications infrastructure and services.
Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 24 February 2009 05:14

NZ Gov't backs down on Internet copyright law

Under intense industry lobbying the New Zealand Government has backed down on plans to introduce a controversial copyright law amendment that would have required ISPs to disconnect customers on the basis of mere allegations that they had downloaded copyright material without authorisation.

Published in Market
Monday, 23 February 2009 01:20

NZ telcos unite against Gov't FTTH initiative

In a rare show of unity Telecom NZ, TelstraClear and Vodafone have commissioned a joint study that is highly critical of the government's $NZ1.5b plan to deliver fibre to 75 percent of New Zealand within six years. TUANZ has branded the study as "backward-looking, negative and self serving."

Published in Market
On the eve of the country's general election, The Telecommunications Users Group of New Zealand (TUANZ) has followed up its March 2008 manifesto with an action plan calling on the new government display strong leadership and develop a 'National Digital Architecture'.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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