NZ comms minister introduces legislative reform package to parliament

8 Aug 2017

New Zealand’s communications minister Simon Bridges has introduced the ‘Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill’ to parliament, with the first reading of the proposed legislation expected in mid-August.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in June 2017 the government formally unveiled the final details of a reform package designed to improve the Telecommunications Act and modernise the communications sector. At that it was claimed that the final package would introduce a more predictable utility-style model for Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) fibre, deregulate copper lines where fibre is available, and improve the quality of service (QoS) for mobile customers by increasing regulatory oversight.

New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)