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NZ mobile market in 'good shape', Commerce Commission claims
"Having assessed the state of competition in the mobile market, we haven't identified any particular problems or structural issues that could be hampering competition."
Commerce Commission seeks to upgrade NZ’s emergency calling code
“As the copper network is gradually withdrawn there may be a small number of New Zealanders who could be left without the means to call 111 during an emergency if they have a power failure.”
ComCom says its time to deregulate copper voice services
The Commerce Commission has cited the range of alternative voice offerings and shrinking consumer numbers as reasons to let Spark take the reigns.
ComCom wants to know what you think of your phone and broadband service
Changes made by parliament direct the Commission report on telco providers.
NZ's broadband is reliable enough to stream video, says ComCom study
New Zealand’s broadband services are holding their own when it comes to deliver video streaming services like Netflix and YouTube.
Telco backhaul services: ComCom says no further intervention required
"We will consider the need for new regulated backhaul services in a review that we are required to undertake some time before 2025."
MyRepublic in hot water over levy requirements
Under the Telecommunications Act, liable companies must provide the Commission with audited financial information that the Commission can use to apportion the levy.
What the future of fibre looks like in NZ
The Commerce Commission has released its emerging views paper on the rules, requirements and processes which will underpin the new regulatory regime for New Zealand’s fibre networks.
Study finds NZ mobile services in good stead due to competition
The study found indicators such as pricing, coverage and choice of mobile services were trending in a positive direction for consumers.
ComCom releases findings from fibre services study
The Commerce Commision has released the summary report for its study to inform the development of regulations for Chorus and other fibre companies.
Commerce Commission report shows fibre is hot on the heels of copper
The report shows that as of 30 September 2018 there were 668,850 households and businesses connected to fibre, an increase of 45% from 2017.
ComCom outlines plans for telco oversight
The Commerce Commission has released a paper outlining how it will go about approaching service quality management of telecommunications providers.
ComCom says national roaming stays, including 5G
Despite Vodafone and Spark’s protests, the Commerce Commission decided there will be no changes to national roaming in order to promote competition.
Spark, TUANZ positive about ComCom mobile market study
The Commerce Commission has announced a study into the national mobile market. Spark and TUANZ have both released statements welcoming the study.
The Commerce Commission looks to retain its ability to regulate mobile roaming
The regulation would enable a new operator to quickly expand its coverage beyond its own initial physical network.
What are the benefits of NZ broadband performance testing?
The ComCom’s first paper from new testing partner looks at how testing data can be used to empower purchasing and sales decisions.
ComCom seeks 3000 volunteers for broadband performance testing
The Commerce Commission wants to rally 3000 volunteers to help make New Zealand’s broadband better for everyone.
ComCom requesting telco feedback on funding for future fibre regulation
The Commerce Commission has calculated that it would cost $12 million to implement the proposed regulation over a three-year period.
ComCom preparing for looming telco regulation with new study
“Starting this study now under our market studies power in the Telecommunications Act gives us a head start on gathering information."
ComCom confirms scope for study on mobile services market
The study’s results will help to ensure regulation keeps pace with changes in the mobile telecommunications industry.
ComCom revisits backhaul study as Telco Act goes before parliament
The report was put on hold while the Government focused on its review of the Telecommunications Act.
Simon Bridges to introduce Bill to modernise Telco Act to Parliament
The Commission will be able to make codes that address retail service quality if the industry fails to develop industry-led codes that are adequate.
More competition needed - Tuanz backs Govt's request for review of mobile market
"New Zealand needs a fully functioning mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) environment with the competition that will bring."
Consumers gain $4/month net decrease from wholesale broadband price drop
In December 2015, the Commission announced its final decisions on the wholesale prices Chorus could charge internet providers.
Simon Bridges announces reappointment of Telecommunications Commissioner
“The role of the Commissioner continues to be of vital importance as unique issues may emerge that require specialist understanding of the sector."
In just 12 months Kiwis getting substantially more data for less money
“The cost of Internet use has dropped over the last year with up to four times the data included at the same price points."
Chorus network capacity will continue to grow to meet customer demand
The Commerce Commission just released the final decision in its review of the non‑price features of the Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA) service.
ComCom proposes continuation of number portability
It enhances competition in the market as it removes a disincentive for consumers to leave their current provider if they see a better deal elsewhere.
Commerce Commission recommends deregulating Spark wholesale voice services
Spark's wholesale voice services should be deregulated to ensure that end users are not locked into Spark's services, the Commerce Commission says.
Commerce commission to investigate Spark
The Commerce Commission has recently confirmed it will investigate whether Spark's resale voice services should be deregulated.
The state of it: ComCom report takes close look at NZ telco sector
"The industry continues to change rapidly, with data consumption accelerating and mobile calling set to overtake that on fixed lines."
NZ business mobile market looking rosy, according to Commerce Commission
"It is possible that misconceptions about network coverage contribute to businesses’ decision not to switch providers."
No dial tone: ComCom holds firm on proposed copper pricing
The Commerce Commission offers up slightly reduced proposed wholesale charges to access the Chorus line - and proposes removing backdating.
ComCom: strong growth in data consumption
Competition among fixed-line retailers remains strong & the sector is responding positively to consumer demand for better broadband quality and value.
Regulator to review UBA standard that sets price for Chorus retail customers
The Commerce Commission is to review the terms under which Chorus offers unbundled bitstream access (UBA) to retail telecommunications companies that
ComCom expects final draft on Chorus copper pricing in May
The Commerce Commission expects the final draft determination around Chorus's pricing of its regulated telecommunications copper network in May, with
ComCom pushes out final decision on Chorus copper line pricing
The Commerce Commission has pushed out the timeline for a final decision on what price Chorus can charge on its copper line network as it deals wit
Comcom announces view on backdating copper charges, frustrates Chorus
The Commerce Commission has published emerging view on backdating prices for Chorus’ copper lines and broadband service
UPDATE: Chorus shares jump after regulator lifts access pricing
Shares of Chorus, the regulated telecommunications network operator, jumped as much as 17 percent after the Commerce Commission lifted the prices i
Commerce Commission releases draft Chrous FPP prices
The Commission is seeking views from submitters to see if they think the final UCLL price should be backdated, and if so, what would be an appropriate date for this.
Small win for Chorus in Comcom draft decision on copper pricing
Regulated telecommunications network operator Chorus had a small win in its long-running stoush with the Commerce Commission over the prices it can
ComCom keeps its eye on Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees
The Commerce Commission has announced its new indicators for monitoring the mobile telecommunications markets.
Commerce Commission Chorus investigation on hold
An investigation into Chorus' plans to constrain copper broadband services has been put on hold.
Commission welcomes Chorus appeal judgement
"Today’s decision will allow the Commission and industry to focus on the cost modelling required to set the UBA price in accordance with the 'final pricing principle'."
Commission seeks NZ feedback on mobile market monitoring...
"Telecommunications markets are dynamic, particularly for mobile services."
Commission to investigate Chorus broadband complaint...
The Commerce Commission will investigate a complaint that Chorus’ proposed changes to the regulated unbundled bitstream access (UBA) service are an enforceable breach under the Telecommunications Act.
Commission consults on approach to copper cost modelling
"We have been working closely with our external advisors to formulate a set of proposals on building cost models for the telecommunication services we are pricing."
Commerce Commission extends copper pricing consultation
"We take the industry’s concerns seriously and believe that the benefits of ensuring effective industry input outweigh any extended period of uncertainty."
Are Kiwis getting more for their telco money?
"A trend which has become more obvious this year is that telecommunications services are delivering more to consumers for less cost."
ComCom consults on cost of capital for telecommunications price reviews
The Commerce Commission is seeking submissions on its proposed approach to setting the rate of return on capital for the unbundled copper local loop (UCLL) network and the unbundled bitstream access (UBA) service.
Commerce Commission to determine Chorus copper network pricing
The Commerce Commission has today released a paper which outlines the proposed process for pricing Chorus’ wholesale broadband – the unbundled bitstream access (UBA) service - according to the ‘Final Pricing Principle’ in the Telecommunications Act.
Chorus files High Court appeal over copper price ruling
Chorus has filed papers in the High Court challenging the way Commerce Commission set prices on its regulated copper lines, questioning whether the antitrust regulator interpreted the law correctly.
Chorus shares hit record low
Chorus shares sank to a record low as investors are left to speculate on how the government will respond to regulated price cuts the network company says will undermine its finances and its role as builder of the national ultra-fast broadband network.
Chorus credit rating on review for possible downgrade
Chorus's credit rating has been placed on review for a possible downgrade by Moody's Investors Service following the regulator's decision to cut the price the network company can charge for access to its ageing copper lines.
Commission releases final decision on Chorus' copper pricing
"We have sought to ensure that we don’t under-estimate the UBA price, which might hamper investment and disadvantage end-users over the long-term."
Commission releases draft Telco Development Levy
The Commerce Commission today released its draft determination for the amount 22 telecommunications providers will pay towards the $50 million Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL) for 2012/13.
Former Telco Commissioner tasked with Chorus copper pricing
Network operator turns to former Telecommunications Commissioner Ross Patterson in its bid for a rewrite of regulation governing its ability to set prices on its ageing copper lines.
Chorus hit with 13% telco levy cut
Commerce Commission releases its determination of the amounts 26 telecommunications providers will pay towards the $50 million Telecommunications Development Levy for 2011/12.
Chorus lifts broadband connections as fixed lines edge down
Chorus, the telecommunications network operator carved out of Telecom, lifted its number of broadband connections in the first three months of the year, even as its fixed-line connections edged lower.
NZ mobile data demand doubles
Demand for mobile data across New Zealand continues to increase, doubling usage for second year in a row.
Teleco Commissioner continues with UBA pricing review
Telecommunications Commissioner Stephen Gale will press ahead with a review of wholesale broadband pricing on Chorus's ageing copper lines.
Chorus gets reprieve as govt holds price regulation
Telecommunications network operator Chorus has been given some breathing space over price regulation of its ageing copper lines.
Copper lines regulation pits fibre investors against consumers
Commerce Commission's draft regime has divided submitters into investors pushing for a backdown by the regulator and consumer lobby groups and retailers supporting the initial version.
Chorus comfy but consumers lose out
Kiwi customers coming off second best following Commerce Commission decision.
Chorus claims copper price victory
Telecommunications network operator won't have to cut its prices for copper-line services as deeply as initially feared after the antitrust regulator set pricing over the unbundled copper local loop.
TestraClear sale prompts ComCom monitoring
Following Vodafone's acquisition of telco firm, the NZ Commerce Commission will monitor fixed-to-mobile pricing.
Commerce Commission outlines approach to telco levy
Further plans to set the Telecommunications Development Levy released this morning.
ComCom says less Telco regulation needed now
Chorus carve-out stokes competition in copper line backhaul, diminishes need for regulation
Antitrust regulator backs away from probe into Chorus copper service, mulls pricing regime
The Commerce Commission has backed off the view that it needs to investigate a service on Chorus's copper telecommunications network as it mulls the regulated pricing regime for the ageing lines.