Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Telecom Ready To Provide Interconnection Links

Telecom has always been ready to provide more interconnection links to TelstraClear subject to the resolution of payment and contract issues between the two companies.

Chief Operating Officer, New Zealand, Simon Moutter said Telecom continued to provide TelstraClear with approximately 1000 links despite its persistent failure to make payment for all the services currently received. “TelstraClear owes Telecom a substantial amount of money, and continues to short pay us each month.

“That situation is simply not sustainable. Telecom cannot be expected to provide TelstraClear with more service when we would, in effect, be doing so for free,” Mr Moutter said.

“All we want is a reasonable assurance that Telecom will be paid for all services we provide. That’s a standard, commercially prudent approach to dealing with a customer who has had a long history of poor credit behaviour,” Mr Moutter said.

“We have been in dialogue on this issue for months and TelstraClear is very aware of our reasonable position,” Mr Moutter said.

Mr Moutter said Telecom was also ready to provide its 0800 resale traffic service to TelstraClear as long as this service was not subject to commercial abuse. “We have assigned several hundred 0800 numbers to TelstraClear and will provide more subject to assurances that they will be used in accord with the relevant agreement between us,” he said.

Mr Moutter said Telecom was confident that its view of the situation over interconnection links and the 0800 resale traffic service would be upheld in any substantive court proceedings.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


21, 22, 23 December: Air NZ Workers Vote To Strike

Last week union members voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in response to the company’s low offer and requests for cuts to sick leave and overtime. More>>


24/7: National Geohazards Monitoring Centre Opens

For the first time, New Zealand will have 24-7 “eyes on” monitoring of the four perils: earthquake, tsunami, landslides and volcanic activity. More>>


EU Wine Exports: Yealands Fined For "Unprecedented Offending"

Yealands Estate Wines has pleaded guilty to “unprecedented offending” under the Wine Act 2003 and has copped a $400,000 fine. More>>


Discussion Paper: Govt To Act On Unfair Commercial Practices

“I’ve heard about traders who have used aggressive tactics to sell products to vulnerable consumers, and businesses that were powerless to stop suppliers varying the terms of their contract, including price.” More>>


'Considering Options' On Tip Top Ownership: Fonterra Drops Forecast Milk Price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today revised its 2018/19 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range from $6.25-$6.50 per kgMS to $6.00-$6.30 per kgMS and shared an update on its first quarter business performance. More>>