MTRs too high for Commerce Commission

29 Dec 2010

Telecoms regulator, the Commerce Commission of New Zealand, announced last Thursday (23 December 2010) that wholesale prices for providing services to the subscribers of other network operators should be significantly reduced. In a statement, the Commission said that the reduction of mobile termination rates (MTRs), ‘Is necessary to remove a significant, long-standing and growing barrier to efficient expansion by a small mobile network operator’. The Commission now seeks submission on the draft determination with a final proposal scheduled in March.

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database shows that New Zealand’s mobile market is dominated at present by Vodafone, with a 48% market share at the end of the third quarter of this year, and Telecom Mobile with 42.2% of the market.

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