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Topic # 73593 16-Dec-2010 19:23 Send private message

Any chance that this will lead to lower data-plan rates when roaming outside of areas serviced by 2 Degrees cell-phone towers?
2Degrees reaches agreement with Vodafone on national roaming
Arrangement means there's no need to regulate, Commerce Commission says
By Computerworld Staff, Auckland | Wednesday, 15 December, 2010

A deal between 2Degrees and Vodafone has removed the need for the Commerce Commission to investigate whether the national mobile roaming service should be extended to include price, the Commission announced today.

In an announcement to the NZX, Telecommunications Commissioner Ross Patterson says: “The Commission’s remaining concern in relation to national roaming was whether the levels of commercial rates available to Two Degrees Mobile Limited were a barrier to expansion.

"The Commission deferred its investigation into national mobile roaming last year to allow the investigation into mobile termination access services (MTAS) to be completed. This also provided Vodafone and Two Degrees an opportunity to reach a commercial solution which could remove the need for regulatory intervention.

“2degrees have now advised the Commission that they have concluded alternative arrangements with Vodafone that enable Two Degrees to carry out its business on a more equitable basis. As a result of this new arrangement, Two Degrees believes that it is not currently appropriate for the Commission to launch an investigation into whether national roaming should be a designated service.

“Regulatory intervention should not be undertaken lightly. In this case, the commercial arrangements which the parties have reached means that there are no longer grounds for the Commission to investigate whether to extend roaming regulation to include price,” says Patterson.


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  Reply # 418239 16-Dec-2010 19:55 Send private message

we can only hope so!

 

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