Telecom NZ hardest hit as Commerce Commission sets TDL figures

27 Jun 2013

Telecom New Zealand has been told that it will have to stump up NZD25.4 million (USD19.7 million) for its share of the 2011/12 Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL). The TDL replaces the Telecommunication Service Obligation (TSO) that the company previously operated under. Telecom heads the list of 26 providers and will stump up 50.75% of the NZD50 million total. Next in line is Vodafone New Zealand with NZD11.0 million, followed by Chorus (NZD6.4 million), Vodafone Fixed (formerly known as TelstraClear, NZD3.9 million) and 2degrees (NZD1.2 million). The government uses the annual levy to pay for telecoms infrastructure deployments in unprofitable areas.