Commerce Commission to issue further discussion paper on pricing of copper services
21 June 2012
The Commerce Commission today announced that it will be issuing a further discussion paper on the pricing of services over Chorus's copper local loop network. The Commission is also extending the timeframe for the final stages of re-benchmarking the unbundled copper local loop service (UCLL) price.
"The further discussion paper will provide clarification for submitters on the relationship between the different copper based services," said Dr Ross Patterson, Telecommunications Commissioner. "This discussion paper will provide an input into the rescheduled conference."
A further discussion paper is expected to be released in July, with submissions due in August, and a conference held in September. It is anticipated that a final decision will be made before 30 November 2012. These new dates do not have any impact on the original timing for when any new pricing will come into effect. As indicated in the draft determination, this is 1 December 2012.
You can find more information about the re-benchmarking of the UCLL price and timeframes on the Commission's website www.comcom.govt.nz/re-benchmarking-prices-for-chorus-s-unbundled-copper-local-loop-service
Unbundled copper local loop
The unbundled copper local loop network service (UCLL) enables telecommunications companies to have access to, and interconnect with, Chorus's copper local loop network. When telecommunications companies have this service they can supply voice and broadband services to retail customers without needing to replicate the local loop.
The Commission's standard terms determinations that regulate the price and non-price terms for the UCLL services and related documents can be found at: www.comcom.govt.nz/standard-terms-determinations