In the strongest indication yet that Telecom faces further regulation, Prime Minister Helen Clark slated broadband offerings for New Zealanders in her opening address to Parliament. She called for new initiatives for faster internet access at more competitive prices.
Telecom New Zealand Ltd. has decided to drop its application with the Commerce Commission to acquire half of two radio spectrum Management Rights (MRs) from south Auckland lines company Counties Power. However, Telecom jumped the gun and went ahead with the acquisition without the Commission's clearance.
Unhappy with what it terms as games by Telecom New Zealand Ltd. that undermine competition, rival telco TelstraClear yesterday announced that it has lodged two applications with the Commerce Commission for regulated access to Telecom services.
Australia's free trade agreement with the United States has prompted the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the software vendor anti-piracy organization, to try to gain legal rights to force ISPs on the other side of the Tasman to take down copyright-infringing online content.