Commerce Commission MTAS conference

, posted: 2-Sep-2009 10:01

UPDATED: Includes Russell Stanners' opening remarks for Vodafone. I've stuck the whole thing in there as I have an electronic version.

I've just walked in to the Commerce Commission's conference looking into mobile termination rates.

The history so far (in a nutshell): The CC tried to regulate MTRs two years ago but the government of the day accepted legally binding Deeds of Undertaking from Vodafone and Telecom to reduce rates at a lower rate but to pass on all the savings (read the entire post)...



What are termination rates?

, posted: 1-Sep-2009 09:42

So what is a termination rate?

It's the fee one network pays another network to connect a call.

If you call me on my mobile from your landline you pay your provider a fee per minute, say 37c/minute.

I, however, am not paying my mobile provider a cent to receive that call. Nothing. Not a jot.

Yet the cost of connecting that call is shared roughly equally between both network providers. And, let's face it, it's in the interests of both network providers (read the entire post)...



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Paul Brislen
Auckland
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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jointhedebate on Of termination rates and regulatory holidays: @StevenON, it's not MTR that introduces on-net/off-net pricing - it's marketing....

jjero on Of termination rates and regulatory holidays: You quote the amount of people in the public that think there won't be a substan...

grant_k on Of termination rates and regulatory holidays: This spectacle of Vodafone crying over spilt milk makes me about ready to puke.....

SteveON on Of termination rates and regulatory holidays: I spent a little time looking @ VF Ireland and am very surprised at their lack o...

jointhedebate on Of termination rates and regulatory holidays: @langi27 you're not required to read it - this is a place where we wanted to tal...

langi27 on Of termination rates and regulatory holidays: I don't understand why you continue to try to convince the public that your stil...

jointhedebate on Of termination rates and regulatory holidays: @rewa, that's a different kind of termination rate. You pay an early termination...

ockel on Of termination rates and regulatory holidays: @dannywii - the US is the biggest smartphone market in the world (by share - see...

rewa hard on Of termination rates and regulatory holidays: I agree with dannywii and I have had a number of corporate accounts with Vodafon...

jointhedebate on Of termination rates and regulatory holidays: In order:@myndlyz We have 49c/minute calling and we also offer $6/month call and...



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