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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.
14 Mar 17
Week in review: The biggest stories that went down this week on NetGuide
It was a busy week for the NetGuide team. We thought we'd make it easy for you and pick out our highlights of the week in the land of consumer tech.
24 Feb 17
Opposition rejoice as Vodafone Sky merger thrown out
"That market power in a country like New Zealand would have been a disaster."
23 Feb 17
NO DEAL: Vodafone Sky merger no go
The Commerce Commission has declined clearance of the Vodafone/Sky merger, saying it could not exclude the chance the merger could lessen competition.
23 Feb 17
Spark pleas for pause as Vodafone-Sky merger looms
"This is a question of natural justice: to allow them to push ahead without this breathing space would mean the merger already has been effected."
20 Feb 17
Auckland mobile trader charged; Best Buy pleads guilty in ongoing ComCom action
The Commerce Commission has filed charges against an Auckland company, while another has pleaded guilty in an ongoing crackdown on mobile traders.
15 Feb 17
Goodbye 2016: A look back at this year's IT industry
The Internet of Things, cyber security, digital transformation, a new budget, Trump… Oh how 2016 was a tumultuous year for the world.
16 Dec 16
Commerce Commission delays final decision on Sky-Vodafone merger
The deadline for the final decision on the proposed Sky-Vodafone merger has been pushed back to February due to a high number of submissions and a hea
05 Dec 16
Highest penalties yet handed down to two mobile traders
Two mobile traders have been handed the stiffest penalties yet for breaching the CCCFA, with charges also brought against ninth mobile trader.
17 Nov 16
NZME/Fairfax merger: No way, says ComCom
"Removal of this competitive tension would likely lead to a reduction in the quality and quantity of NZ news content both online and print."
08 Nov 16
ComCom calls for submissions on rural fibre
“As the broadband rollout moves into more economically challenging areas, it’s important to consider other ways to increase the opportunities."
07 Nov 16
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.
03 Nov 16
Commerce Commission 'not convinced' Sky-Vodafone merger is all it claims to be
The next blow for Vodafone and Sky's proposed merger has been built, with the Commerce Commission today announcing that it's not convinced the merger
31 Oct 16
Report finds Kiwis love online shopping, but won't settle for shoddy deals
The 2016 Consumer Issues Report shows that the number of online sales in New Zealand is increasing – but also subject to plenty of complaints.
03 Oct 16
Vodafone promises better customer service for all New Zealanders
"What our customers have to say about us is important, and we value the opportunity to hear their concerns and act on this information."
29 Sep 16
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.
27 Sep 16
Vodafone pleads guilty to yet another Fair Trading Act breach
Vodafone New Zealand has now paid out more than $1.5 million in fines for Fair Trading Act breaches in the last five years alone.
15 Sep 16
Three sides to every story: Vodafone & Sky fight back against merger submissions
It's a case of three sides to every story, as Vodafone and Sky have officially responded to submissions on the proposed Sky-Vodafone merger.
14 Sep 16
ComCom vs Harmoney: Peer-to-peer lender under fire over fees
The Commerce Commission is filing civil proceedings in the Auckland High Court over the the fees it charges borrowers.
30 Aug 16
The Commerce Commission and the New Zealand backhaul review
Should Chorus be allowed to compete in the wholesale backhaul market? Yes, absolutely they should.
24 Aug 16
Commerce Commission seeks feedback on NZ's internet backhaul services
The Commerce Commission is looking for feedback on 'domestic backhaul services', or how internet traffic is sent and received between major exchanges.
15 Aug 16
ComCom officially weighs in on Vodafone/Sky merger
“We give clearance to a proposed merger only if we are satisfied the merger is unlikely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition."
14 Jul 16
Commerce commission to investigate Spark
The Commerce Commission has recently confirmed it will investigate whether Spark's resale voice services should be deregulated.
05 Jul 16
New Zealanders thirstier than ever for more data & bandwidth
The Commerce Commission Telecomms Monitoring Report says data used by broadband subscribers each month rose 50% from 32GB in 2014 to 48GB in 2015.
27 Jun 16