Government asks ComCom to reconsider mobile ruling

27 Apr 2010

New Zealand Communications and Technology Minister Steven Joyce has asked the Commerce Commission (ComCom) to reconsider its recommendation on mobile termination access services. In a statement Joyce said he received the final report on mobile termination access services in February, recommending the minister accept offers put forward by Telecom Corp of New Zealand and Vodafone New Zealand in lieu of regulation. However, ComCom noted a new retail offering launched by Vodafone in April ‘may be material’ and could affect the basis for its recommendation. As a result, Joyce has asked ComCom to consider any relevant retail offers since the report was sent, or that may be released before the commission finalises its reconsidered advice, in order to determine the implications they have on their recommendation that he accept the undertakings put forward by the two companies.

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