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


Wholesale determination delivers choice

Telecommunications Act: Wholesale determination delivers choice for consumers

New Zealanders will soon have a greater choice in purchasing telecommunication services, particularly in regional areas.

The Commerce Commission today released its final determination relating to the supply of services on a wholesale basis between Telecom New Zealand Limited and TelstraClear Limited under the Telecommunications Act 2001. Services covered by the Commission’s determination include business line rental and local calling, fixed-to-mobile services, directory assistance, voice messaging, business and residential broadband access and data services outside the major centres.

“What this determination means for small businesses and customers is that they now have the choice of having either Telecom or TelstraClear as their supplier of many telecommunication services, even in areas beyond the reach of the TelstraClear access network,” said Douglas Webb, Telecommunications Commissioner.

“The Commission has ordered that these services are to be made available by Telecom for resale to TelstraClear customers. The Commission has set a wholesale price of 16% off Telecom’s standard retail prices.”

Today’s determination largely relates to the wholesaling of business services and residential broadband. TelstraClear has made a separate application in respect of residential local access and calling services, which is currently being investigated by the Commission. A draft determination on this second application will be released shortly.

Mr Webb said the Commission considered the state of competition in 18 product markets. The Commission identified the individual services TelstraClear will be able to resell in nine markets where competition is currently limited. A number of markets were found to be effectively competitive and the Commission declined to order resale in these markets.

Attached is a 4-page executive summary. The final determination is available on the Commission’s website, http:// (select Telecommunications, Access Determinations).

The Commission’s determination is effective for 18 months from today, 12 May 2003.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


ScoopPro: Helping The Education Sector Get More Out Of Scoop

The ScoopPro professional license includes a suite of useful information tools for professional users of Scoop including some specifically for those in the education sector to make your Scoop experience better. More>>

Big Tax Bill Due: Destiny Church Charities Deregistered

The independent Charities Registration Board has decided to remove Destiny International Trust and Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings Limited from the Charities Register on 20 December 2017 because of the charities’ persistent failure to meet their annual return obligations. More>>

57 Million Users' Data: Uber Breach "Utterly Preventatable"

Cybersecurity leader Centrify says the Uber data breach of 57 million customer and driver records - which the ride-hailing company hid for more than a year - was “utterly preventable”. More>>

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>

Having A Cow? Dairy Product Prices Slide For Fourth Straight Auction

Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, retreating for the fourth straight auction amid signs of increased production... Whole milk powder fell 2.7 percent to US$2,778 a tonne. More>>


Statistics: Butter At Record $5.67/Block; High Vegetable Prices

Rising dairy prices have pushed food prices up 2.7 percent in the year to October 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 3.0 percent increase in the year to September 2017. More>>


Science: New Research Finds Herbicides Cause Antibiotic Resistance

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. More>>


  • Bill Bennett on Tech