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New Zealand: Separation April 16, 2007

Posted by Jasper in Regulation.

Telecom New Zealand announced Friday last week an outline of its response to an operational separation consultation document released by the Ministry of Economic Development last week. The interesting thing about the outline is that Telecom proposes ownership separation of its access network. This is more far reaching than the consultation document which envisages a complex form of operational separation. According to Telecom:

The complicated separation requirements add unnecessary cost, and propose governance arrangements that are unworkable within a single entity.

Watch out for the Telecom submission due on the 27 April.
You can view the media release here.
You can view the Telecom high level proposal here.
You can view the Initial Impact Assessment here.
The consultation document on the proposed operational separation of Telecom can be accessed here.
Access assorted background documents here.

UPDATE: Access the Telecom Submission here. The Minister of Communications has invited comment on the proposal.