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Displaying items by tag: Telecommunications Act

New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission has released its first paper for fibre price-quality and information disclosure regulation, setting out the proposed process and approach to regulating telecommunications companies that provide fibre access services in New Zealand.

New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency, the Commerce Commission, has released a framework paper outlining its approach to implementing new provisions under the Telecommunications Act to improve retail service quality for consumers.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency, The Commerce Commission, is undertaking industry and public consultation on its proposed implementation of a new regulatory regime for fibre broadband networks.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Zealand’s competition enforcement and regulatory agency, The Commerce Commission, has recommending deferring for two years a decision on whether wholesale voice services provided on copper lines by the country’s largest telco, Spark, should be deregulated.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Macquarie Telecom has been sanctioned by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for contravening the Telecommunications Act and failing to upload customer data for some of its landline and mobile services to the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND).

Published in Telecoms & NBN

With regulation of the New Zealand telecommunications industry under scrutiny, the country’s biggest telco, Spark, says ensuring industry players have certainty to continue investing in New Zealand’s digital future should be the main thrust of a review into the Telecommunications Act.

Published in Technology Regulation

Government agencies should have the right to block access to any websites they wish, says Parliamentary Committee, provided there is an adequate oversight mechanism in place.

Published in Technology Regulation

Internet Australia has repeated its call for a 12-month halt to the introduction of a government bill amending Australia’s copyright laws while the government commissions an independent study on ‘video piracy’.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 14:18

ASIO calls for additional government surveillance

The ongoing battle over our privacy rages on, with both ASIO and the federal police calling for the government to have additional power to snoop on its citizens.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 04 April 2013 04:43

NBN to pull rank on Ausgrid

NBN Co has confirmed it will use the special powers of the Telecommunications Act to enable it to access Ausgrid’s electricity distribution infrastructure for the NBN roll out, even though it and Ausgrid have failed to come to terms. Ausgrid is not happy.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Federal Government is proposing to regulate to ensure that telco networks are more resistant to attacks from cyber criminals and terrorists.

Published in Technology Regulation

Telstra has been hit with a $18.5m penalty for denying competing broadband service providers access to its exchanges by claiming, falsely, that there was no room for their equipment. Telstra's policies and procedures for dealing with access requests were found to be woefully inadequate.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 17 November 2009 10:38

New powers for spooks snooping on the internet

The Australian Greens have issued a dissenting report on amendments to the Telecommunications Interception Act, objecting to increased powers given to authorities to intercept internet messages for the purpose of protecting critical computer network infrastructure.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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