Commerce Commission stories
Chorus reports strong half-year results amid CEO transition
Amid plans for a CEO changeover, Chorus reports a robust half-year performance bolstered by increased fibre broadband uptake.
Electric Kiwi challenges sneaky notice periods of broadband retailers
Electric Kiwi has launched a complaint against leading NZ broadband retailers, alleging they use 'sneaky notice periods' that impede competition.
Vector's PRISMED project receives inaugural Commerce Commission innovation grant
Vector's PRISMED project awarded inaugural Commerce Commission innovation grant, aimed at utilising smart meter data.
New NZ telco Rocket Mobile launches with unlimited data plans
NZ's Rocket Mobile launches as a new telecommunication service bringing unlimited data plans, aiming to challenge rival companies' hidden costs.
One NZ boosts 5G network with Dense Air NZ acquisition
One NZ plans to heighten 5G spectrum through acquisition of Dense Air's New Zealand business, level up speeds and capacity.
New $45 unlimited mobile data plan with perks from MyRepublic
MyRepublic has launched a new mobile data plan, MyRepublic Plus, offering unlimited data capped at 40 Mbps for $45 per month.
ComCom seeks views on revenue limits, service quality standards for Chorus
The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on resetting revenue limits for Chorus, New Zealand's largest telecoms infrastructure provider.
ComCom examines issues with Connexa, 2degrees acquisition
Connexa's acquisition of mobile infrastructure assets from Two Degrees Networks faces competition scrutiny from the Commerce Commission.
ComCom announces a much broader next phase of MBNZ
The Commerce Commission has unveiled the next phase of Measuring Broadband New Zealand (MBNZ), widening the programme to cover new technologies.
ComCom issues final decision on Chorus Regulatory Asset Base
A company's RAB amounts to the value of the assets the company has used for delivering regulated fibre services to New Zealand consumers.
Commission cracks down on sales practices that mislead online shoppers
The Commerce Commission has issued a formal warning to online gift-box retailer, Occasion Box, for making false and unsubstantiated claims.
Mercury charged by ComCom following complaints of misleading customers
Mercury NZ charged for misleading customers over early termination fees, with ComCom filing seven charges under Fair Trading Act.
The NZ TCF endorses move by ComCom to promote TDR dispute scheme
New Zealand Telecoms Forum welcomes Commerce Commission's push for greater access to dispute resolution scheme.
ComCom puts electronics sector on notice over resale price maintenance
The Commerce Commission has concluded an investigation into allegations that television manufacturers were engaging in illegal resale price maintenance.
Most NZ broadband can deliver four HD Netflix streams at the same time
99% of top broadband plans in New Zealand can handle four simultaneous high-definition Netflix streams, says Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme report.
ComCom finds NZ broadband compares well with Australia
A new report published by the Commerce Commission has found New Zealand's Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) compares well to Australia's National Broadband Network.
ComCom appeals $2.25 million fine in Vodafone FibreX case
The Commerce Commission has filed an appeal in the High Court against a $2.25 million fine imposed on Vodafone NZ for its offending under the Fair Trading Act.
ComCom welcomes new marketing codes for the telecom industry
New marketing codes for New Zealand's telecommunications industry aim to improve transparency and help consumers choose the right broadband service.
Kiwis are switched on when it comes to telecommunications
New Zealanders are tech-savvy telecom users, embracing new technology and flexibility, according to a report by the Commerce Commission.
ComCom grants clearance for Vocus, 2degrees merger
The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to a transaction that would see the merger of the Vocus Group with 2degrees.
Copper cabinet phase out to start for Chorus mid-March
Copper cabinets are soon to be a thing of the past for many Kiwis, with Chorus announcing it will switch off its first copper cabinets in mid-March.
ComCom seeks feedback on broadband performance programme
The Commerce Commission is inviting feedback on enhancements to its Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme.
Proceedings filed against government software provider
The NZ Commerce Commission has now filed proceedings against digital government software company Objective Corporation Limited (Objective).
Watchdog expects telecommunications retail service issues to be addressed
The Commerce Commission wants to see an improvement in the quality of retail services offered by the telecommunications industry.