The Commission announced its decision on Monday and said users support continued controls and the industry is comfortable with the existing number portability regulations.
"The ability of New Zealanders to keep their phone number when switching providers has been regulated for nearly a decade now and is a service consumers have embraced. Telecommunications companies have also recognised the benefits number portability brings to competition by removing a disincentive for consumers to switch to their offering,” said Telecommunications commissioner Dr Stephen Gale.
The final determination includes some minor changes to improve the efficiency and workability of number portability.
The Commission’s decision extends regulation of number portability through to December 2021.
To access a copy of the Commission’s final determination click here.