ComCom proposes extending regulation of number portability services

6 Oct 2021

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission (ComCom) has released a draft determination proposing to continue regulation of number portability for both local and mobile telephone numbers for another five years. The regulator notes the proposed determination is essentially unchanged aside from a suggested modification to help facilitate the prevention of fraud in number porting, which builds on work currently being progressed by industry body New Zealand Telecommunications Forum Incorporated (TCF). The current determination will expire on 19 December 2021 with the new determination then taking effect on 20 December 2021. Submissions are due by 26 October 2021 and cross submissions by 5 November 2021.

New Zealand, Commerce Commission of New Zealand