The addition of the two telcos comes as the Commission released its draft determination on how much 17 telecommunications providers will each pay towards the 2017/2018 levy.
The New Zealand Government uses the annual levy to pay for telecommunications infrastructure and services which are not commercially viable, including the relay service for the deaf and hearing-impaired, broadband for rural areas, and improvements to the country’s 111 emergency service.
In its draft determination determination, released on Friday, the Commisssion proposed that New Zealand’s largest telco, Spark, and Vodafone, Chorus, and 2degrees would collectively pay more than 90% of the $50 million levy.
As reported by iTWire in August, The Commerce Commission, is undertaking a study on the performance of the country’s mobile market and delivery of services to consumers.
The Commission released an issues paper calling for submissions on its initial assessment of the mobile market, saying that it is seeking evidence on how the market is performing for consumers now and whether there are any current or potential issues preventing it from delivering greater benefits for New Zealanders in the future.