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Commerce commission to investigate Spark
The Commerce Commission has recently confirmed it will investigate whether Spark's resale voice services should be deregulated.
New Zealanders thirstier than ever for more data & bandwidth
The Commerce Commission Telecomms Monitoring Report says data used by broadband subscribers each month rose 50% from 32GB in 2014 to 48GB in 2015.
Two Auckland mobile traders fined $171,500 for contract failing
Two mobile traders have been fined $171,500 for failing to provide borrowers with legally required information.
TCF welcomes ComCom telco report
"A high level of investment has enabled huge growth in usage of internet services by consumers and businesses."
The state of it: ComCom report takes close look at NZ telco sector
"The industry continues to change rapidly, with data consumption accelerating and mobile calling set to overtake that on fixed lines."
Warnings for Intagr8, director as ComCom finds evidence of Fair Trading breach
Formal warnings have been issued against failed Intagr8, its director and former staffer after ComCom finds evidence of Fair Trading breach.
Three mobile traders plead guilty to ComCom charges
Three mobile traders selling goods including electronics at higher prices than retailers have pleaded guilty to charges brought by ComCom.
NZ business mobile market looking rosy, according to Commerce Commission
"It is possible that misconceptions about network coverage contribute to businesses’ decision not to switch providers."
Spark’s acquisition of 2300MHz spectrum given all clear
The Commerce Commission has given the all-clear for Spark to acquire the management rights to 70MHz of radio spectrum.
Flexi Buy 'reckless', fined $50,000 following ComCom report
"The company had been entirely reckless in its dealings with members of the public."
Spark to credit customers from Chorus savings
“We put up our prices in February last year after the Commerce Commission threatened to backdate higher Chorus charges from the previous December."
Copper pricing hurts Chorus profits
"Financial result was, as expected, down sharply on the prior period because of lower regulated copper prices."
NZ telco sector in ComCom spotlight
The Commerce Commission has released a report on unfair contract terms in the New Zealand telecommunications sector.
NZ Commerce Commission gives green light to Vocus/M2 merger
The Commerce Commission says it is satisfied that the acquisition will not substantially lessen competition in the affected markets.
Spark, Chorus and Vodafone to pay bulk of $50 million TDR
Spark, Chorus and Vodafone will pay almost 90% of the contributions towards the 50 million Telecommunications Development Levy for 2014/15.
NZ telco companies lead consumer complaints
The Commerce Commission has released its latest figures on consumer complaints, revealing telecommunications is the most complained about industry.
Chorus says regulator understates network pricing costs such as trenching
Chorus has made a further submission to the Commerce Commission ahead of the final determination on pricing of its copper network.
No dial tone: ComCom holds firm on proposed copper pricing
The Commerce Commission offers up slightly reduced proposed wholesale charges to access the Chorus line - and proposes removing backdating.
Spark to ComCom - why are Kiwis paying more for internet?
"The Commission should explain why it is in NZ’s best interests for consumers and businesses here to pay more for their broadband line charges."
Kiwis rally for reduction in copper wholesale charges
More than 1000 people have provided submissions to the Commerce Commission calling for a reduction in copper wholesale charges.
Industry groups off-chorus on ComCom delays
Acting in haste in ComCom’s wholesale broadband pricing decision could leave ‘the rabbit in charge of the carrot patch’.
Regulator to review UBA standard that sets price for Chorus retail customers
The Commerce Commission is to review the terms under which Chorus offers unbundled bitstream access (UBA) to retail telecommunications companies that
ComCom likely to approve Cavalier, NZ Wool Services to merge scouring operations
The Commerce Commission is likely to allow Cavalier Wool Holdings and New Zealand Wool Services International to merge their two wool scouring operati
ComCom clears Wilson’s acquisition of rival’s parking assets
The Commerce Commission has found Wilson Parking New Zealand's 2013 acquisition of a rival's parking assets hasn't substantially crimped competition a