Ministry releases draft of regulations governing fibre service providers

7 Jun 2019

New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released the exposure draft of the Telecommunications (Fibre Regulatory Settings) Regulations 2019. The draft regulations prescribe the type of regulation applying to each regulated fibre service provider as well as the description of the Fibre Fixed Line Access Services (FFLAS) subject to regulation. The new framework aims to provide a stable and predictable regulatory environment to further encourage network investment and innovation, prevent excessive profits arising from monopoly services and more generally ensure that consumers have access to quality services at affordable prices. Stakeholders are invited to submit their views on the proposed content by 3 July 2019.