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TelstraClear: Telecom fine highlights regulatory holiday danger
"The court decision coming 10 years after the fact highlights the need for a referee that industry and consumers can turn to," says TelstraClear boss Allan Freeth.
Consumers don't trust govt's UFB bill
A poll of New Zealand consumers shows they don't trust the government's ultra-fast broadband bill and want the Commerce Commission retained as watchdog.
ComCom considers issues that may hinder UFB uptake
Draft study released that aims to identify issues that may impede the uptake of ultra-fast broadband in New Zealand.
No competitive services for UBA backhaul links
All UBA links will still be subject to the terms of the UBA backhaul Standard Terms Determination, says ComCom.
88 UCLL backhaul links "are competitive"
Commerce Commission finds that 88 unbundled copper local loop (UCLL) backhaul links are now competitive.
Commerce Commission to review UBA pricing
The Commerce Commission has launched a review of Unbundled Bitstream (UBA) broadband pricing.
Official - ‘Keep your number’ ruling extended
"These issues can have a major impact on decisions to switch service providers," says the Telecommunications Commissioner.
ComCom: 'Keep your number' ruling to be extended
The Commerce Commission proposes that 2005's number portability ruling should be extended by six years.
New Zealand pays more for fixed line call costs
ComCom ranks New Zealand fixed line and mobile services in the bottom three, compared to other OECD countries.
ComCom releases Telecom competition draft
The Commerce Commission has released a draft on its review into whether Telecom faces competition in the provision of the unbundled bitstream access service.
ComCom appoints new CEO
Brent Alderton will replace Nicholas Hill as CEO of the Commerce Commission from January 1st, 2011.
Orcon: ComCom decision means better deals for Kiwis
Chief Executive Scott Bartlett sees substantial reduction of broadband and telephone packages following a recent Commerce Commission ruling.
Telecom under ComCom investigation
Is Telecom Wholesale likely to have discriminated against telecos in favour of Telecom Retail?
Backhaul services draft reports released
The Commerce Commission seeks feedback on a revised draft report on copper local loop backhaul services.
Draft review released for backhaul services
A draft review of the unbundled local loop backhaul services has been released by the Commerce Commission.
Business NZ members break ranks over regulation
An influential lobby group has broken ranks with Business NZ in a cross-submission supporting the regulation of Mobile Termination Rates
Spotting the lemon
False claims about green IT can be damaging to all concerned.
Exit Interview - Matt Crockett
On July 1st, four years to the day that he took over as the boss at Telecom’s wholesale division, Matt Crockett will wake up and no longer be a paid-up, senior member of New Zealand’s telecommunications industry.
ComCom flip flops on mobile rates
The Commerce Commission is recommending that ICT Minister Steven Joyce reject Vodafone's and Telecom's undertakings and regulate Mobile Termination Rates.
How I avoid high mobile charges - TUANZ Chair
TUANZ Chairman and Rank Group CIO Pat O'Connell says telecommunications is the bane of the business traveller's life and users are forced to jump through a myriad of hoops to avoid bill shock.
Vodafone's $12 plan prompts ComCom rethink
ICT Minister Steven Joyce claims his decision on whether to regulate mobile termination rates is on track, despite the Commerce Commission appearing to back down on its recommendation.
ComCom rules on fast broadband
The Commerce Commission has ruled that Telecom Wholesale can charge a premium for VDSL, on the condition that it supplies it at the same price to all ISPs.
ComCom ordered to reconsider TSO
The Commerce Commission has been ordered by the High Court to reconsider the way it calculates the amount telcos must pay to enable a rural telephony service.
Credibility of ComCom in question - 2degrees
2degrees claims the credibility of the Commerce Commission has been drawn into question following its recommendation that mobile termination rates not be regulated.