Watchdog to review NZ mobile market

1 Aug 2017

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has said it will launch a review of the state of competition in the country’s mobile market in the next year. Communications Minister Simon Bridges has written to Stephen Gale, Telecommunications Commissioner at the watchdog, to say: ‘I would encourage you to review the mobile market in the near future, to test whether competition is working effectively.’ The Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ) has also been pushing for a study of the cellular sector.

One aspect of the market which will be under investigation is the relative lack of MVNOs; while several firms do offer mobile resale services, MVNOs have not taken off in New Zealand as they have in many other developed mobile markets.

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