Spark New Zealand has welcomed the Commerce Commission’s draft report recommending the removal of the last remaining resale voice services regulation from the Telecommunications Act.
The telco said that while it has provided these services under commercial terms for well over ten years, the removal of regulation is a positive signal that our regulatory regime can adapt to reflect changing competitive dynamics.
Spark added it was already well underway in its transition from its legacy PSTN voice network to a future-ready IP-based voice network dubbed the ‘Converged Communications Network’.
“The Commission’s draft decision today, if confirmed, will provide further support to, but will not affect the pace of, that transition,” said Spark. The Commerce Commission expects to make its final recommendation in July 2019.