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CC Releases Issues Paper On Mobile Termination

Commerce Commission Releases Issues Paper On Mobile Termination

The Commerce Commission today released an issues paper on mobile termination. The Commission is currently considering whether there are reasonable grounds to launch a Schedule 3 investigation under the Telecommunications Act.

The issues paper follows a letter sent to the telecommunications industry in May 2008, asking for views on a possible Schedule 3 investigation.

Telecommunications Commissioner Dr Ross Patterson said, “The issues paper is part of the Commission’s process in considering whether there are reasonable grounds for an investigation. On the basis of submissions received to date, the Commission considers that there may be reasonable grounds to commence an investigation into mobile termination, and is consulting further with the release of the issues paper.”

Under the Telecommunications Act, if the Commission was to launch an investigation, companies may agree undertakings with the Commission. Dr Patterson noted that submissions on the issues paper would assist any party proposing to lodge an undertaking.

The Issues Paper is available on the Commission’s website under Industry Regulation/Telecommunications/ Investigations/Mobile to Mobile Termination

Submissions on the issues paper are due on 5 September 2008.


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