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New Zealanders thirstier than ever for more data & bandwidth

By May 2015, the average New Zealand household was using as much data in a year as the whole of New Zealand used in a month back in the late 1990s.This is just one of figures from the latest Commerce Commission Telecommunications Monitoring Report which shows just how data thirsty New Zealanders have become.

mm officially weighs in on Vodafone/Sky merger

mm officially weighs in on Vodafone/Sky merger The Commerce Commission has today released its Statement of Preliminary Issues following the official announcement of the proposed merger of Vodafone and Sky.The proposed transaction will combine Vodafone's and Sky's complementary businesses in New Zealand to create an entity that combines Vodafone's mobile and fixed telecommunication networks with Sky's TV offering.

Three sides to every story: Vodafone & Sky fight back against merger submissions

Three sides to every story: Vodafone & Sky fight back against merger submissions It's a case of three sides to every story, as Vodafone and Sky have officially responded to submissions on the proposed Sky-Vodafone merger.In Vodafone's response, the company says that the merger will benefit consumers, and that it won't stifle competition.

Vodafone pleads guilty to yet another Fair Trading Act breach

Vodafone pleads guilty to yet another Fair Trading Act breach It was another court appearance for Vodafone as the Commerce Commission has fined the company $165,000 after it plead guilty for false price representations that breached the Fair Trading Act.The hearing took place at the Auckland District Court yesterday, with Vodafone New Zealand being found guilty of sending misleading invoices to 15,000 customers.

Vodafone promises better customer service for all New Zealanders

Vodafone promises better customer service for all New Zealanders The paper detailed information about consumer complaints against Vodafone in 2015, and the company says it's taking all complaints very seriously.“With a significant share of New Zealand’s phone and internet customers, we always aim to provide a great service experience.

Report finds Kiwis love online shopping, but won't settle for shoddy deals

Report finds Kiwis love online shopping, but won't settle for shoddy deals The Commerce Commission released the 2016 Consumer Issues Report last week, showing that online retail continues to rise.The report cites the BNZ Online Retail Sales Report, which found that annual online sales are now worth $3 billion.

NZME/Fairfax merger: No way, says mm

NZME/Fairfax merger: No way, says mm The Commerce Commission looks to decline the NZME/Fairfax merger, taking the view that the merger would lessen competition in several markets.The proposed merger would bring together New Zealand’s two largest newspaper networks and two largest news websites.

Highest penalties yet handed down to two mobile traders

Highest penalties yet handed down to two mobile traders Two more mobile traders have been fined following action by the Commerce Commission - with the Auckland District Court handing down the highest penalties yet in the ongoing action.The two companies were sentenced under the strengthened Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 laws, and are the latest in a string of of prosecutions by the Commerce Commission as it cracks down on mobile traders.

mmerce mmission delays final decision on Sky-Vodafone merger

mmerce mmission delays final decision on Sky-Vodafone merger Below are short extracts from Spark and 2degrees submissions.And the harm this creates is already evident in difficulties existing broadcasters and media companies are having in dealing with Sky," said the cross-submission from Spark.

Auckland mobile trader charged while Best Buy pleads guilty

Auckland mobile trader charged while Best Buy pleads guilty The charges against Appenture Marketing, which sells consumer goods including electronics, continue long running action against mobile traders following the Commission’s Mobile Trader 2014/15 report, which identified industry wide compliance issues.Eleven mobile traders were prosecuted in 2016, including Best Buy, with 12 ongoing investigations remaining in play.

Spark pleas for pause as Vodafone-Sky merger looms

Spark pleas for pause as Vodafone-Sky merger looms The Commerce Commision is set to release its decusin on the merger application from Vodafone and Sky this coming Thursday.However, Spark, who opposes the clearance application, is now seeking a court ruling for a short-term pause in the event the Commission clears the merger.

NO DEAL: Vodafone Sky merger no go

NO DEAL: Vodafone Sky merger no go The Commerce Commission has decline to grant clearance for the proposed merger of Vodafone New Zealand and Sky Network Television, in a much anticipated decision this morning.The merged Sky/Vodafone entity would have been controlled by Vodafone Group.

Opposition rejoice as Vodafone Sky merger thrown out

Opposition rejoice as Vodafone Sky merger thrown out Spark, InternetNZ and Vocus are among those pleased with this morning’s decision made by the Commerce Commission to not clear the proposed merger between Vodafone and Sky.While Vodafone has said they are disappointed with the ruling, Spark says the decision is a big positive for ‘Kiwi consumers’.

Week in review: The biggest stories that went down this week on NetGuide

Week in review: The biggest stories that went down this week on NetGuide It was a busy week for NetGuide team - there were High Court decisions, a telco war, a whole lot of reviews to be done.We thought we'd make it easy for you and pick out our highlights of the week in the land of consumer tech.

Chorus network capacity will ntinue to grow to meet customer demand

Chorus network capacity will ntinue to grow to meet customer demand The Commerce Commission just released the final decision in its review of the non‑price features of the Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA) service.The Commission has reviewed the service that Chorus must provide to retail companies with an to ensure that UBA service can continue to be used by retailers to provide the best possible range of competitive broadband services over copper.

Two year jail sentence for Auckland mobile trader

Two year jail sentence for Auckland mobile trader A mobile trader has been sentenced to two years imprisonment in the first jail sentence handed down in a prosecution initiated by the Commerce Commission.Vikram Mehta, owner of Flexi Buy Limited, was the sole shareholder and director of Flexi Buy during the period of its offending.

Two year jail sentence for mobile trader

Two year jail sentence for mobile trader A mobile trader has been sentenced to two years imprisonment in the first jail sentence handed down in a prosecution initiated by the Commerce Commission.Vikram Mehta, owner of Flexi Buy Limited, was the sole shareholder and director of Flexi Buy during the period of its offending.

Ignorance no defence as mobile trader ps $47k fine

Ignorance no defence as mobile trader ps $47k fine The company failed to provide customers with an accurate statement of their right to cancel contracts or apply for relief from unforeseen hardship, breaching Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act.“I reject strenuously the notion that Bestdeals is less culpable because it failed to take legal advice,” Judge Aitken said.

Ignorance no defence as Bestdeals ps $47k fine

Ignorance no defence as Bestdeals ps $47k fine The company failed to provide customers with an accurate statement of their right to cancel contracts or apply for relief from unforeseen hardship, breaching Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act.“I reject strenuously the notion that Bestdeals is less culpable because it failed to take legal advice,” Judge Aitken said.

Spark applies for TeamTalk acquisition clearance from mm

Spark applies for TeamTalk acquisition clearance from mm The Commerce Commission has acknowledged that it has received a clearance application from Spark for its proposed acquisition of mobile radio firm TeamTalk.The acquisition, if approved, will see Spark acquire up to 100% of TeamTalk shares, either directly or indirectly.