Commerce Commission releases guidance on telecom operator obligations and monitoring

1 Oct 2020

The Commerce Commission has released guidance about how it will monitor and enforce obligations on telecoms network operators to offer fibre and other wholesale services to retailers on an equivalent and non-discriminatory basis. Following a call for evidence on draft proposals in May, the Commission is now examining whether the non-price terms on which these products are offered meet this requirement. The regulator is encouraging fibre providers to review their product offerings against the guidance and implement any changes necessary to bring them into compliance as quickly as possible. It is also urging retailers to raise issues with the local fibre companies (LFCs) where they believe the product offerings are not meeting the required obligations.

New Zealand, Commerce Commission of New Zealand