Monday, 21 August 2017

NZ ups copper wholesale price due to 'unique' local loop network

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Thursday 02 July 15

Commerce Commission rejects Spark's campaign for lower rates in latest draft decision; Chorus still lobbying for higher prices.

New Zealand's Commerce Commission on Thursday published its latest draft decision on the pricing of wholesale copper broadband, proposing to allow Chorus to increase its rates, despite a fierce campaign for lower prices from retail operator Spark. The Commission proposed a wholesale price of NZ$38.43 per month for broadband – including unbundled copper local loop (UCLL) and unbundled bitstream access (UBA) &ndash…

New Zealand's Commerce Commission on Thursday published its latest draft decision on the pricing of wholesale copper broadband, proposing to allow Chorus to increase its rates, despite a fierce campaign for lower prices from retail operator Spark. The Commission proposed a wholesale price of NZ$38.43 per month for broadband – including unbundled copper local loop (UCLL) and unbundled bitstream access (UBA) &ndash…

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