Tom Chignell, GM of Corporate Affairs, says the New Zealand mobile telecommunications market is dynamic and active, and to further regulate at this point would only interfere in what is proving to be the most competitive part of the overall telco sector.
Vodafone sees no evidence that there will be material benefits to mobile or fixed-line customers from regulating mobile termination rates. However, Vodafone will continue to work with the Commission through the process for the months to come.
Other related posts:
Of termination rates and regulatory holidays
Vodafone's response to the Commerce Commission's report
Here we go again
Comment by Chris, on 4-Aug-2010 12:16
Soon we will be paying for incoming calls and texts, I don't see how the government thinks that the consumers will be better off.
Comment by Chris, on 4-Aug-2010 12:24
I thought that reduced prices results from increased competition not regulation, And faster reduced prices through competition, this is bull shit.
Comment by Minaithnir2005, on 4-Aug-2010 15:00
No benefit to regulation?
For those believing that see this page and see the real facts.
Comment by hellonearthisman, on 4-Aug-2010 15:09
The industry solution wasn't cutting it, nice to see the government working for the people.
Comment by Chris, on 4-Aug-2010 16:43
@Minaithnir2005 The drop the rate page you are looking at is fabricated bull shit by Two Degrees Mobile Limited. They put they made up that bull shit site.
Comment by langi27, on 4-Aug-2010 16:43
Surely now the MTR will be brought in line with the actual cost of termination, not a pie in a sky number that VF and TNZ dream up.
I'm am glad the Minister is making this decesion, then at least we know its being managed by a non commercial group.
Comment by Dratsab, on 4-Aug-2010 20:57
We've already seen one company testing the "sms spam" waters recently. I certainly hope we don't see more of this when mobile termination rates drop to an acceptable level for the spam industry.
Minaithnir2005 does indeed appear to be a troll. Two good blogs for a reality check on the 2 Degrees FUD:
For me, the real question is: are 2 Degrees (via the Commerce Commission) forcing us towards a bill and keep model, where we will eventually end up paying to receive sms messages?
I have absolutely no affiliation to any telecommunications company other than being a customer of one. I'm also not dumb enough to think zeroing MTRs will bring a noticeable retail benefit to the consumer.
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