New Zealand - Regulatory Environment - Telecommunications Act

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Last updated: 22 Oct 2008 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 6

Analyst: Paul Budde


This report outlines the Telecommunications Act in New Zealand including its framework, governing bodies and surrounding developments. The operational separation of Telecom New Zealand came into effect on 31 March 2008, with the telco implementing a government-backed plan which has seen it split into three divisions: retail, wholesale and network operations. The determination set requirements for Access Network Services to provide services over existing copper, and future fibre and wireless access networks, ensuring comprehensive service coverage and ensuring that the unit is forward-looking and future-proofed.

An overview and analysis of this major government reform is also provided. Other regulatory developments are provided in separate reports: New Zealand - Regulatory Environment - Local Loop Unbundling & TSO and New Zealand - Regulatory Environment - Mobile, Wholesale and Number Portability. This report was archived in 2010 and was last updated in late 2008.

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