Telecom services likely to remain regulated

16 Sep 2005

The Commerce Commission has revealed that it may extend the regulation period for a number of services offered by the dominant telco Telecom New Zealand. As the country’s largest fixed line operator and the second largest cellular provider, many of Telecom’s services are overseen by the watchdog to ensure fair competition; currently thirteen services are under regulation. A statement from the regulator said: “At this stage, the commission considers that there are reasonable grounds to investigate ten of the thirteen services.” The services likely to have their regulatory period extended include interconnection, retail, national roaming and number portability.

New Zealand, Spark