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Four telcos warned about breaching Fair Trading Act by Commerce Commission
“The complexity and range of goods and services offered by the industry means consumers can be easily confused about product offerings."
InternetNZ: Telco Bill will protect fair broadband prices after 2020
"One remaining concern with this draft legislation is the choice of so-called ‘anchor products’ - a broadband product at a specified price."
Modernising NZ's telco sector: TUANZ applauds introduction of new Telco Bill
“One element not addressed as a result of the review is the inequality of resourcing for consumer voice research."
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."
Commerce Commission reveals concerns for Spark/TeamTalk merger
The Commerce Commission today published a statement of Preliminary Issues regarding Spark New Zealand’s proposed acquisition of TeamTalk.
Spark applies for TeamTalk acquisition clearance from ComCom
The Commerce Commission has acknowledged that it has received a clearance application from Spark for its proposed acquisition of TeamTalk.
Ignorance no defence as Bestdeals cops $47k fine
Being unaware of legal requirements is no defence for breaches of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act and FTA, as Bestdeals has discovered.
Two year jail sentence for mobile trader
A mobile trader has been sentenced to two years in the first jail sentence handed down in a prosecution initiated by the Commerce Commission.
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.
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.
Opposition rejoice as Vodafone Sky merger thrown out
"That market power in a country like New Zealand would have been a disaster."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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
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.
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."
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."
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 '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
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.