Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Plans for 3rd player to enter mobile market

6 December 2007

Plans for 3rd player to enter mobile market welcomed

Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe has welcomed plans by a third player to enter New Zealand’s mobile phone market.

NZ Communications plans to join Telecom and Vodafone in the near future, offering New Zealand consumers another choice in mobile phone services.

“Today Telecom announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell 5 MHz of paired cellular radio spectrum to NZ Communications that will be suitable for a wide range of cellular technologies.

“This follows on from a recent agreement between NZ Communications and Vodafone which allows NZ Communications to use Vodafone’s 2G network in areas where NZ Communications has no network coverage.

This is a sign that the government’s regulatory settings in telecommunications are working and that new players have the confidence to enter the New Zealand market.

“I am hopeful that similar deals can be struck between other telecommunications companies in the future. It is important to note that these three companies are working together to benefit consumers.

“The New Zealand government has a vision to deliver better, and more cost effective communications, technology and services to all New Zealanders. This vision is also shared by a number of operators in the New Zealand market, and considering new business relationships is one way of achieving this vision.”

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Welcoming The Major Health Reforms

Usually “reform” of government agencies is a cost cutting exercise in disguise, but this morning’s revision of the health system looks totally different. These reforms amount to the biggest shake-up of the health system since the neo-liberal reforms of the early 1990s, which have now been completely reversed. Good. The main ingredients announced by Health Minister Andrew Little this morning have included the setting up of a new and truly independent Maori Health Authority... More>>

 

The Conversation: If We Want To Improve NZ’s Freshwater Quality, First We Need To Improve The Quality Of Our Democracy
Since the fatal Havelock North campylobacter outbreak in 2016, freshwater quality has rightfully been a major political issue in Aotearoa New Zealand... More>>

Government: Major Reforms Will Make Healthcare Accessible For All NZers

Putting a greater emphasis on primary healthcare and ensuring fairer access for all New Zealanders are two of the main drivers of health sector reforms announced today by Health Minister Andrew Little. “We are going to put the emphasis squarely ... More>>

ALSO:

Government: Border Exceptions Will See More Families Reunited

Hundreds more families who were separated by the border closure will be reunited under new border exceptions announced today, Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi said. More>>

ALSO:


PM Ardern And PM Morrison: Commencement Of Two-Way Quarantine-Free Travel Between Australia And New Zealand

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern Commencement of two-way quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand Today, Australia and New Zealand have fulfilled their commitment to establish two-way quarantine free ... More>>

Claire Breen: ACC’s Policy Of Not Covering Birth Injuries Is One More Sign The System Is Overdue For Reform

Claire Breen , University of Waikato Recent media coverage of women not being able to get treatment for birth injuries highlights yet another example of gender bias in healthcare in New Zealand. More>>

Police: Police Accept Findings Of IPCA Report Into Photographs Taken At Checkpoint

Police accept the findings of a report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) relating to photographs taken at a checkpoint in Northland. On November 16, 2019, Police set up a checkpoint down the road from a fight night event in Ruakaka ... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels