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Submissions on Telecom Plan under consideration

31 January 2008 Media Statement

Submissions on Telecom Plan under consideration

Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe is now considering submissions on Telecom’s Amended Separation Plan. Submissions closed on 25 January.

“The submissions have raised some significant issues that I will be giving serious and careful consideration to before making my decision,” Mr Cunliffe said.

“Most submitters have acknowledged that Telecom’s Amended Separation Plan is a significant improvement on Telecom’s original plan, while raising a number of potentially significant outstanding issues.”

“While I am conscious of the need to progress the operational separation process as quickly as possible, I am carefully considering all options available to me. Accordingly, at this stage I am not ruling out any options, including potential rejection of the Amended Plan.”

The Minister called for submissions on 24 December 2007 after receiving Telecom’s Amended Separation Plan on 21 December.

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