Full Story at NZ Herald

"Vodafone said yesterday it had signed a deal with internet service provider and phone company Slingshot - a deal that will eat into Telecom's wholesale revenue.

The Vodafone-Slingshot deal - which will affect Slingshot offers to consumers from November - marks a new stage in the breakdown of Telecom's monopoly on phone services.

The deal, which will expand as Vodafone pushes its fixed lines services from unbundled exchanges out of Auckland, occurs three months after Vodafone launched its "Red Network".

 

More competition, good!

 

Also the story mentions Telsta Clear putting their own gear into 70+ unbundled exchanges