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Topic # 6075 23-Dec-2005 08:53
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New Zealand’s telecoms watchdog says it is standing by its proposals to have fixed-to-mobile termination charges regulated. The Commerce Commission recommended to the government in June that prices in the fixed-to-mobile sector were too high and should be regulated. The government said, however, that it favoured the approach suggested by the country’s two mobile operators, Telecom Mobile and Vodafone, which would see the cellcos voluntarily dropping their charges. The Commerce Commission has since been re-examining the situation and now says it has reached the same conclusion: that termination fees should be controlled by an independent watchdog rather than by the operators themselves. Indeed, it now says that it feels that 3G calls should also be regulated; it had previously proposed that prices on next-generation networks should be controlled by the market.

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  Reply # 25231 23-Dec-2005 09:18
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i read that in the paper today too. that's a step towards a good direction for consumers.

next I hope they will enforce the number portability between all network, like Telecom NZ, TelstraClear, Vodafone etc....

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Reply # 25251 23-Dec-2005 14:08
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And this is the official Vodafone NZ word:

"Mobile operator Vodafone today called on the government to move ahead with what it called "long overdue reforms" to the Kiwi Share arrangements.

"The Kiwi Share is now hurting the very customers whose interests it was designed to protect and the time has come for a major overhaul," said Vodafone Finance Director David Sullivan.
Vodafone was responding to today's announcement by the Commerce Commission that it would have to subsidise fixed-line operator Telecom to the tune of $9.5 million for the period 2003/04, for losses on some of its "commercially non-viable customers".

"As a mobile-only operator, we don't think it's reasonable for us to have to subsidise Telecom's provision of fixed-line services. Vodafone would like the opportunity to compete rather than prop up the competition - and we believe customers in regional New Zealand deserve real choice."

Sullivan called on the government to support a "Three Point Plan for Regional New Zealand" to promote competition in telecommunications services. He said such a plan should include:
1.Immediate disclosure of the general location of the customers which Telecom claims are "commercially non-viable";
2.Agreement to initiate a wide-ranging review of the way Telecommunications Service Obligations are provided; and
3.An in-depth audit of the quality of telecommunications service being experienced by regional New Zealand.

Vodafone will continue to advocate policy changes that will provide consumers with greater choice in telecommunications. A Parliamentary Select Committee will be hearing public submissions on a new Telecommunications Amendment Bill during 2006."

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