TXT spam

, posted: 7-Sep-2009 12:04

Righto, seems like you chaps don't approve of the idea that low prices for TXT will equal spam so I thought we should have a chat about it.

Compare the TXT message world with email. The main differences (aside from size restraints) are price and trace-ability.

Price first. The cost of sending an email is hidden from the customer. It's built in to your connection price. This is a good thing in many ways - email is first, and foremost, the single biggest application on the in (read the entire post)...

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MTAS Conference Day II

, posted: 3-Sep-2009 08:24

The morning kicks off with a quick chat about glide paths - do we introduce regulated prices overnight or follow the international lead and lower them over a period of time, and if so, how long should that period be.

Strangely, Two Degrees says no glide path and the operators say they should have a glide path.

TUANZ feels there's already been a glide path and that's enough for him thanks.

Commission questions TUANZ on the impact of the shock of a sudden drop and (read the entire post)...

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Commerce Commission: Final Pricing Principle

, posted: 2-Sep-2009 14:43

3.15pm I have no idea what that means in Commission speak so will stay tuned. They're going to discuss TSLRIC (tea-ess-lyric) versus Bill and Keep (BAK) or BAK hybrid that includes something about out of balance traffic.

no idea what that means.

TSLRIC - a: the forward looking cost over the total plant attributable to the cost and b: forward looking common costs, more or less.

We're going to talk about whether TSLRIC or LRIC is more appropriate.

Expert (read the entire post)...



Family and youth advocates concerned about potential mobile price rises

, posted: 2-Sep-2009 14:05

Parents Inc and Youthline have released this press release and allowed me to post it here.

If there are any questions for either organisation ask them here and I'll see if we can get a response.


Media Release


Family and youth advocates concerned about potential mobile price rises

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Parents Inc. and Youthline today spoke out on
behalf of families and young people, with concerns that the Commerce
Commission's (read the entire post)...



Commission conference: The Second Hour...

, posted: 2-Sep-2009 10:38

11.20am

Q: Will reducing termination rates reduce retail prices?

2D, Kordia, CallPlus all say yes.
Telecom, Vodafone both say no because some customers will be forced to pay more.

Those customers who are net receivers of calls become uneconomic for telcos and are charged accordingly (eg Bill and Keep in the US).

2D says Termination rates set a price floor below which you cannot sell to customers.

Vodafone points out Telecom introduced (read the entire post)...



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Paul Brislen
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New Zealand


You’ll have heard about mobile termination rates and how the Commerce Commission is investigating whether or not to regulate them. But what is a mobile termination rate, how does it work and why is it so important?

In this blog, we’ll try to answer your questions, tell you a bit about what we think and keep you up to date with the Commerce Commission and its process.


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