Spark New Zealand welcomes the Commerce Commission’s release today of its study into New Zealand’s mobile services market.
The Commission’s findings include:
- Consumers are benefiting from an increasingly competitive market environment.
- The Commission does not consider there is any need for regulation of wholesale access at this time.
- There is no case for regulatory intervention to promote a fourth national mobile network operator to enter the market.
“The Commission’s findings reflect what we see and experience in the market – that competition is working well, and we need to continually work to provide great value and innovative solutions for our
customers,” commented Spark’s GM for Regulatory Affairs John Wesley-Smith.
Spark is also pleased the Commission has found there is no case to add wholesale access conditions to future spectrum allocations, given a market for ‘virtual’ mobile service operators is emerging under existing regulatory settings.
The Commission has published the mobile market study findings report on its website here.