More predictable regulation for NZ's telecom backbone post-2020

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 13 Apr 2016

By Pattrick Smellie April 14 (BusinessDesk) - The copper and fibre-optic networks used for New Zealand telecommunications services will move to a simpler, more predictable form of regulation, similar to that used for regulating the monopoly parts of the electricity system, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced. A review of the 15 year-old Telecommunications Act is also likely to see tweaks to the existing regime for mobile telecommunications infrastructure, to force more sharing of mobile towers by competitors and the possibility of...

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