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NZ mobile players face competition review

02 AUG 2017

New Zealand’s competition watchdog will launch a review in the next year of the country’s mobile market, which is dominated by three players – Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees, Stuff reported.

Communications minister Simon Bridges encouraged Stephen Gale, Telecommunications Commissioner, to review the mobile market to see whether competition is working effectively, Bridges said in a letter published on a ministry website last week.

The Telecommunications Users Association (Tuanz) questioned why the country has few MVNOs.

New Zealand’s government is not able to direct the commission to undertake a market review, but Bridges made it clear he thought an investigation was warranted, Stuff reported.

A Commerce Commission representative said a review was planned for the coming year, and it will engage with the industry to work out the scope of the review.

Vodafone holds a 39 per cent market share, Spark 38 per cent and 2degrees 23 per cent, according to GSMA Intelligence.

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Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he...

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