At risk: competition, net neutrality and the prospect of a fourth mobile network

Competition, net neutrality and the advent of a fourth mobile network are in danger if the Vodafone/SkyTV merger is given the green light by the Commerce Commission. That’s according to many of the submissions opposing the merger which have been lodged with ComCom this month. There are 11 submissions from rival telcos and broadcasters, as… Continue reading At risk: competition, net neutrality and the prospect of a fourth mobile network

Lessons from Canada on telco and broadcasting policy

New Zealanders have a great affection for and affinity with Canadians. Like us, their country is often overshadowed by a bigger, bolder, noisier neighbour, and yet discussions about Canadian politics, economics, and culture in this country are rare. When it comes to telecommunications and broadcasting policy it might be time to make an exception, especially in… Continue reading Lessons from Canada on telco and broadcasting policy