Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



BDFL
49142 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4150

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Topic # 84852 9-Jun-2011 12:11 Send private message

Just received:


Survey finds trans Tasman roaming costs prohibitive

The Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Steven Joyce, says four out of five New Zealand businesses surveyed say the costs of data roaming is prohibitive to their staff doing business in Australia.

The Minister has today released the results of a survey from the Ministry of Economic Development which asked New Zealanders and New Zealand businesses how they stay in touch when travelling across the Tasman.

The survey of 534 New Zealanders travelling to Australia was carried out between July 2010 and January 2011 and informed the decision of the New Zealand and Australian governments to conduct a joint investigation into whether regulatory intervention is required in the trans Tasman roaming market.

The limits placed on staff wanting to use their smartphones, tablets and laptops to access the Internet was one of the significant findings.

“I am concerned at the number of business respondents who indicated that, because of the cost, they encourage staff to use data roaming only if they really need to,” said Mr Joyce.

The majority of Kiwi businesses surveyed also encourage staff to minimise calling and texting when in Australia.

Mr Joyce says he is hopeful that improvements in data roaming prices announced by some operators in recent weeks will go some way to alleviating this problem, but that the joint investigation will proceed.

“The results of the survey will provide useful information that will help us determine whether roaming services are competitive.

“I would like to thank the people who took the time to respond.”

The results of the survey are available at www.med.govt.nz/ttr/survey


  

   




Create new topic
5265 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 202

Subscriber

  Reply # 479296 9-Jun-2011 12:39 Send private message

Gee. He's only found this out.. How many years have people been complaining??




Regards,

Old3eyes

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Hierarchy of a mistake: Gerry Brownlee
Created by joker97, last reply by joker97 on 25-Jul-2014 14:46 (54 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


MH 17 "shot down" all dead
Created by joker97, last reply by ScuL on 24-Jul-2014 21:40 (203 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


Geekzone giveaway: Thecus N2310 NAS
Created by freitasm, last reply by kiwiyan on 25-Jul-2014 15:42 (83 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Is chorus going to deliberately slow adsl internet down
Created by rugrat, last reply by SaltyNZ on 25-Jul-2014 15:31 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Sickening floral smell in car, What next?
Created by TimA, last reply by TimA on 25-Jul-2014 15:39 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Huge Fuss, didn't even make it a year.
Created by networkn, last reply by Glassboy on 22-Jul-2014 19:50 (121 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Skinny's new aggressive ad campaign
Created by Yabanize, last reply by Yabanize on 22-Jul-2014 23:35 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Giving notice
Created by IlDuce, last reply by kharris on 24-Jul-2014 17:36 (15 replies)


Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.