Tomorrow could possibly be one of the most important days in the NZ Mobile market to date; as far as competition goes. I thought it would be a good opportunity to start a thread so we can speculate on the possible outcomes.
MTR is what telcos pay to terminate a call within another network and this price directly affects the retail price of mobile-mobile/fixed line-mobile calling. Some insiders argue that the price does not affect retail prices and companies like Vodafone, they argue that it will directly affect their revenue and may cause them to rethink their re-investment plans. I do agree to an extent about re-investment; in Australia VF has hit the crapper.
However I believe with high MTR/profit margins; has allowed the mobile providers to run their infrastructure in a less than economically efficient manner.
To keep up to date on MTR : http://www.comcom.govt.nz/mobile-termination-access-services-std
What do you think tomorrows decision will bring?
I believe that there may be a fairly soft approach to MTR regulation and it may be a sliding path that takes up to two years before we see the deep cuts we want today.