Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More

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

 

Next steps for mobile termination investigation

Next steps for mobile termination investigation


As part of the Commerce Commission’s investigation into mobile termination rates, the Commission has today written to 2degrees, Telecom and Vodafone inviting them to submit final revised undertakings.

2degrees, Telecom and Vodafone can submit final undertakings or indicate the status of their previously submitted undertakings by 5pm on Tuesday 15 December 2009.

To allow time for the Commission to fully consider any revised undertakings that may be submitted, the Commission has informed the Minister that finalisation of its report will occur early in 2010.

The Commission’s letter to parties will be available on the Commission’s website www.comcom.govt.nz under Industry Regulation/Telecommunications/Investigations/Mobile Termination Access Services

There will be no further comment from the Commission at this stage.

Background
Mobile termination prices are the wholesale charges mobile phone companies charge for terminating calls or texts from other fixed or mobile networks. The Commission’s preliminary finding, which is being considered in this investigation, is that mobile termination charges are currently significantly above cost. The Commission’s investigation is looking at the wholesale rates that telecommunications companies charge each other, rather than the price that consumers directly pay for mobile services.

It is for the Minister for Communications and Information Technology to decide whether mobile termination services should be regulated or whether any of Vodafone, Telecom or 2degrees’ undertakings should be accepted following review of the Commission’s recommendation.


ENDS

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 
GenPro: General Practices Begin Issuing Clause 14 Notices

GenPro has been copied into a rising number of Clause 14 notices issued since the NZNO lodged its Primary Practice Pay Equity Claim against General Practice employers in December 2023.More

SPADA: Screen Industry Unites For Streaming Platform Regulation & Intellectual Property Protections

In an unprecedented international collaboration, representatives of screen producing organisations from around the world have released a joint statement.More

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.