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ComCom releases findings from fibre services study
The Commerce Commision has released the summary report for its study to inform the development of regulations for Chorus and other fibre companies.
20 Dec 18
Commerce Commission report shows fibre is hot on the heels of copper
The report shows that as of 30 September 2018 there were 668,850 households and businesses connected to fibre, an increase of 45% from 2017.
18 Dec 18
Noel Leeming slapped with $200,000 fine for misrepresentation
“This prosecution related to multiple consumers in multiple locations. It was not isolated or ‘one off’ conduct.”
17 Dec 18
ComCom outlines plans for telco oversight
The Commerce Commission has released a paper outlining how it will go about approaching service quality management of telecommunications providers.
30 Nov 18
NZ Telco Forum responds to ComCom report complaint numbers
Earlier this week, a Commerce Commission report stated that telecommunications had the most complaints of any industry - the TCF isn’t convinced.
29 Nov 18
ComCom report leads to greater focus on telcos, online retail
The light is shining on confusing complexities and consumer complaints about online retail and telco marketing behaviours in the new report.
27 Nov 18
PB Tech fined $77k by District Court for ‘extensive failings’
The company plead guilty to charges brought by the ComCom, and was fined for failing to meet its duties under the Fair Trade Act when selling extended warranties.
01 Oct 18
ComCom says national roaming stays, including 5G
Despite Vodafone and Spark’s protests, the Commerce Commission decided there will be no changes to national roaming in order to promote competition.
04 Sep 18
Spark, TUANZ positive about ComCom mobile market study
The Commerce Commission has announced a study into the national mobile market. Spark and TUANZ have both released statements welcoming the study.
31 Aug 18
ComCom warns online phone store for discount claims
Buy mobile has been warned for claiming discounts against retail prices it could not show proof for when asked.
22 Aug 18
E-commerce, telecoms, mergers named as 2018/19 focus for ComCom
The Commerce Commission has names published its priority focus areas for the upcoming year, including implementing new telecommunication regulations.
10 Aug 18
Can you back up your marketing claims? ComCom campaign aims to help out
“The basic rule of thumb when it comes to advertising or making claims about products or services is ‘if you can’t back it up, don’t say it’.”
16 Jul 18
The Commerce Commission looks to retain its ability to regulate mobile roaming
The regulation would enable a new operator to quickly expand its coverage beyond its own initial physical network.
10 Jul 18
Spark facing court proceedings after Commerce Commission alleges it misled customers
Spark has addressed the charges, saying it is disappointed by the commission's decision to file proceedings.
09 Jul 18
What are the benefits of NZ broadband performance testing?
The ComCom’s first paper from new testing partner looks at how testing data can be used to empower purchasing and sales decisions.
05 Jul 18
PB Tech raked over coals by ComCom for dodgy practices
PB Technologies has pleaded guilty for poor extended warranty practice and warned over bait advertising.
03 Jul 18
ComCom seeks 3000 volunteers for broadband performance testing
The Commerce Commission wants to rally 3000 volunteers to help make New Zealand’s broadband better for everyone.
30 May 18
Apple warned by ComCom for misleading consumers
Apple is the latest tech company, after Noel Leeming and Smiths City, to get attention from the ComCom for unfair treatment of consumers.
30 May 18
Kiwi clothing brand under fire: ComCom warns businesses about "Made in NZ" claims
Clothing brand WORLD is under investigation by the Commerce Commission regarding the accuracy of its t-shirt labelling.
15 May 18
ComCom seeks to understand how electricity firms plan to harness emerging tech
“Emerging technologies like battery storage, solar, electric vehicles & home automation systems have the potential to revolutionise the way we live."
10 May 18
ComCom requesting telco feedback on funding for future fibre regulation
The Commerce Commission has calculated that it would cost $12 million to implement the proposed regulation over a three-year period.
30 Apr 18
Mobile trader fines hit $1.56m with $330k for Mobile Shop
Auckland-based Mobile Shop pleaded guilty to 24 charges, 12 under the Fair Trading Act and 12 under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act.
30 Apr 18
Noel Leeming hit by nine charges of breaching consumer rights
The consumer retail, owned by The Warehouse Group, will defend the nine charges, each laid by different customers, in court at the end of May.
30 Apr 18
ComCom preparing for looming telco regulation with new study
“Starting this study now under our market studies power in the Telecommunications Act gives us a head start on gathering information."
27 Apr 18