Commerce Commission maintains regulation of three wholesale services

13 May 2021

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has announced it will retain regulation for three wholesale telecom services to continue to promote competition and protect consumers. The three wholesale services under review were number portability, interconnection with a fixed PSTN, and co-location on cellular mobile transmission sites. ‘After consulting with the sector, and interested parties, our view is that these services continue to play an important role in the market and should remain regulated for now,’ said Telecommunications Commissioner Tristan Gilbertson, adding: ‘As markets evolve, new retail services are developed and wholesale service providers can face increased competition to an extent that it may no longer be necessary to mandate access, but we are not yet at this point for these particular services.’

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