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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
Lower-end customers to be affected as Spark ups prices following ComCom decision
"Given this negative uncertainty, Spark has no choice but to change its prices now."
Spark launches 'urgent review' of pricing
"Given today’s decision, we feel we have no choice but to undertake an urgent review of our current pricing across both voice and broadband plans."
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.
Spark, Chorus and Vodafone to pay 90 percent of telco levy
This morning the Commerce Commission has released its draft decision regarding the liability allocation for telecommunications providers.
ComCom keeps its eye on Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees
The Commerce Commission has announced its new indicators for monitoring the mobile telecommunications markets.
Jumping ship will cost you as 2degrees jumps on the sim-locking bandwagon
2degrees says it it had been forced to ‘sim-lock’, conceding it is a backward step for competition in the $2 billion mobile market.
2degrees founder’s rumblings over ComCom mobile market monitoring
2degrees founder comes out swinging, saying the Commerce Commission is asleep at the wheel and has produced faulty information
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."
Slingshot contracted telemarketing firm fined $170K for “slamming” customers
"This was very poor behaviour on the part of this marketing company. The telemarketers were desperate to make sales by whatever means possible."
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 warns Kiwis to watch out for in-app purchases
"With the school holidays in full swing, now is a good time to remind parents to keep an eye on the apps that their children may be downloading."
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."
Govt: 4G mobile technology a step closer
"Network operators can get on with building their 4G networks and providing consumers with world-class technology."
Labour slams Telecom spectrum deal
"New Zealand is a small country. Our competitive environment in telecommunication markets is not guaranteed."
Telecom cleared to acquire unsold radio spectrum block
The Commerce Commission has today granted a clearance to Telecom that will enable it to acquire the management rights for the final block of 5MHz radio spectrum in the 700MHz range from the Crown.
"Lazy" telco rulers fail kiwi consumers
"The Commerce Commission, MBIE and Adams are intellectually lazy on their review of the structure of the market."
Labour praises "sensible" final copper pricing delay...
"Politicians might not always agree with the Commission’s decisions, but we should trust the regulator to get on with it."
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."
Chorus braces for $10m earnings hit…
Chorus expects 2014 earnings to take a $9 - $10 million hit following the Commerce Commission’s decision to raise the price of another component on the company’s copper lines.
Commission revises draft Telecommunications Development Levy paper
The Commerce Commission today released a revised draft determination for the amount 22 telecommunications providers will pay towards the $50 million Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL) for 2012/13.