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Spotting the lemon
False claims about green IT can be damaging to all concerned.
01 Jun 10
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.
01 Jun 10
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.
12 May 10
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.
27 Apr 10
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.
20 Apr 10
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.
16 Apr 10
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.
08 Apr 10
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.
10 Mar 10
US backer eyes full ownership of 2degrees
The US investor in 2degrees has been cleared by the Overseas Investment Office to acquire 100% of the fledgling mobile company.
26 Feb 10
2degrees slams ComCom recommendation
[UPDATED - Vodafone, Telecom, TUANZ reaction] The Commerce Commission has "squandered a golden opportunity" according to 2degrees regulatory and commercial manager Bill McCabe.
22 Feb 10
Split decision a splitting headache for Joyce
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
22 Feb 10
Talks break down, ComCom moves
A last ditch effort to get the three mobile providers around the table and hash out an agreement on mobile termination rates has failed.
04 Dec 09
ComCom demand retraction, Telecom says No
Telecom has rejected a request by telecommunications commissioner Ross Patterson to withdraw comments it made in relation to high court action taken by the Commission.
16 Nov 09
Mobile competitive, fixed line pricey - ComCom
Its official – the entry of 2degrees has resulted in a more competitive mobile market.
12 Nov 09
Mobile players urged by ComCom to talk
Vodafone, Telecom and 2degreees have until tomorrow to decide if they should meet to reach mutual agreement on non-price terms for mobile termination rates.
10 Nov 09
Rate reductions will cost us $450m - Vodafone
Another week, another round in the Mobile Termination Rates regulation saga - and Vodafone has come out swinging.
19 Oct 09