Regulator sets zero interconnect fee

28 Sep 2006

New Zealand’s telecoms watchdog has declared that dominant wireline operator Telecom New Zealand and rival telco Vodafone should not pay interconnect fees for local calls. Dow Jones reports that the ruling from the Commerce Commission paves the way for cellular market leader Vodafone to launch a product which offers free calls from mobile phones when a customer is at home. Vodafone has already announced plans to enter the broadband internet sector where it will compete head-to-head with Telecom.

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