Unbundled Copper Local Loop and Unbundled Bitstream Access services final pricing principle

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This section holds all the current information regarding the Commission's final pricing principle price review for the Unbundled Copper Local Loop (UCLL) service and the Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA) services.

Current information regarding the UCLL and UBA standard terms determinations can be found on the UCLL and UBA pages.

UBA and UCLL final pricing principle price reviews

On 5 February 2013, the Commission received five applications for a pricing review determination for the UCLL service under section 42 of the Telecommunications Act 2001 (Act). As a result of these applications, the Commission was obliged to review the UCLL prices that were set in its UCLL benchmarking review in December 2012.

In January 2014, the Commission received five applications for a pricing review determination for the UBA service under section 42 of the Act. The Commission is now also required to review the prices set by the UBA benchmarking review in November 2013.

The Commission is now required to calculate the cost of the UCLL and UBA services using a forward looking cost based method. In doing so, we must:

  • follow the process set out in Subpart 4 of Part 2 of the Act for pricing review determinations
  • calculate the cost of the UCLL and UBA services in accordance with the FPPs set out in subpart 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Act using a forward looking cost-based method: total service long run incremental cost (TSLRIC).

Copies of the applications for UCLL and UBA pricing reviews, timeframes for the review, and consultation documents can be found below.

Project timeline

Type Description Indicative date/s
Draft Determination Draft determination due 01/12/2014
Consultation Interested parties’ cost models due 01/12/2014
Consultation Draft determination submissions due 02/02/2015
Consultation Draft determination cross-submissions due 16/02/2015
Conference Conference 03/03/2015 - 06/03/2015
Final Determination Final determination due 01/04/2015 - 30/04/2015

Disclaimer

These dates are not official and may change. Please see the Terms and Conditions for further limitations.

Project status

Draft determination due 1 December 2014

Documents

Cross-submissions on regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper

26/08/2014 (16 documents)

Allan Gray cross-submission on Regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 20 August 2014 PDF (63 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
CallPlus cross-submission on Regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 20 August 2014 PDF (98 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
Chorus cross-submission on Regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 20 August 2014 PDF (606 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
Analysys Mason cross-submission document for Chorus – 15 August 2014 PDF (540 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
CEG cross-submission document for Chorus – August 2014 PDF (498 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
IML cross-submission on Regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 20 August 2014 PDF (205 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
InternetNZ cross-submission on Regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 20 August 2014 PDF (73 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
L1 Capital cross-submission on Regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 20 August 2014 PDF (582 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
Spark cross-submission on Regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 20 August 2014 PDF (529 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
Network Strategies cross-submission document for Spark and Vodafone – 20 August 2014 PDF (198 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
WIK Consultation cross-submission document for Spark and Vodafone – 20 August 2014 PDF (477 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
Vodafone NZ cross-submission on Regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 20 August 2014 PDF (529 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
Wigley cross-submission on Regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 20 August 2014 PDF (707 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
Spark New Zealand cross-submission on aerial deployment – 25 August 2014 PDF (186 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
Network Strategies cross-submission on aerial deployment for Spark and Vodafone – 25 August 2014 PDF (81 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014
Vodafone NZ cross-submission on aerial deployment – 25 August 2014 PDF (50 KB)
Published on 26 August 2014

Submissions on Regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper

06/08/2014 (14 documents)

CallPlus submission on regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 6 August 2014 PDF (106 KB)
Published on 07 August 2014
Updated Chorus submission on regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 6 August 2014 PDF (930 KB)
Analysys Mason submission on behalf of Chorus on regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 6 August 2014 PDF (762 KB)
Published on 07 August 2014
Chorus outline to response table (all areas) PDF (573 KB)
Published on 07 August 2014
Competition Economists Group submission on behalf of Chorus – Demand in forward-looking cost models – August 2014 PDF (434 KB)
Published on 07 August 2014
Competition Economists Group submission on behalf of Chorus – Promoting competition review of Vogelsang – August 2014 PDF (448 KB)
Published on 07 August 2014
Incite submission on behalf of Chorus on regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 31 July 2014 PDF (669 KB)
Published on 07 August 2014
Internet NZ submission on regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 6 August 2014 PDF (114 KB)
Published on 07 August 2014
Telecom NZ submission on regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 6 August 2014 PDF (758 KB)
Published on 07 August 2014
Network Strategies submission on behalf of Vodafone and Telecom on regulatory framework consultation paper – 6 August 2014 PDF (751 KB)
Published on 07 August 2014
WIK submission on behalf of Vodafone and Telecom on regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 5 August 2014 PDF (748 KB)
Published on 07 August 2014
Vodafone submission on regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – 6 August 2014 PDF (585 KB)
Published on 07 August 2014
Wigley and Company submission on regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper – August 2014 PDF (716 KB)
Published on 07 August 2014
Attachment to Wigley and Company submission – Synopsis of Submissions of Orcon Ltd InternetNZ TUANZ and Consumer NZ – 16 July 2014 PDF (1.3 MB)
Published on 07 August 2014

Consultation paper outlining proposed view on regulatory framework and modelling approach

09/07/2014 (3 documents)

Consultation paper outlining proposed view on regulatory framework and modelling approach for UBA and UCLL services – 9 July 2014 PDF (484 KB)
Published on 09 July 2014
Ingo Vogelsang Expert Report – 2 July 2014 PDF (440 KB)
Published on 09 July 2014
TERA Consultants Expert Report – July 2014 PDF (1.4 MB)
Published on 09 July 2014

TERA Consultants TSLRIC Literature Review on UBA and UCLL costing approaches

23/06/2014 (1 documents)

TSLRIC Literature Review on UBA and UCLL costing approaches – June 2014 PDF (357 KB)
Published on 23 June 2014

Section 98 notices and covering letters

26/05/2014 (18 documents)

Covering letter to CallPlus Ltd 23 May 2014 PDF (2.1 MB)
Published on 26 May 2014
Notice to supply information under s 98 CallPlus Limited 23 May 2014 PDF (1.4 MB)
Published on 26 May 2014
Covering letter to Enable Services Ltd 16 May 2014 PDF (467 KB)
Published on 19 May 2014
Notice to supply information under s 98 Enable Services Limited 16 May 2014 PDF (1.4 MB)
Published on 19 May 2014
Covering letter to Enable Networks Ltd 5 May 2014 PDF (488 KB)
Published on 06 May 2014
Notice to supply information under s 98 Enable Networks Limited 5 May 2014 PDF (1.4 MB)
Published on 06 May 2014
Covering letter to Northpower Fibre Ltd 5 May 2014 PDF (485 KB)
Published on 06 May 2014
Notice to supply information under s 98 Northpower Fibre Limited 5 May 2014 PDF (1.4 MB)
Published on 06 May 2014
Covering letter to Ultrafast Fibre Ltd 5 May 2014 PDF (487 KB)
Published on 06 May 2014
Notice to supply information s 98 Ultrafast Fibre Limited 5 May 2014 PDF (1.4 MB)
Published on 06 May 2014
Covering letter to Chorus Ltd 17 April 2014 PDF (464 KB)
Published on 22 April 2014
Notice to supply information under s 98 Chorus Ltd 17 April 2014 PDF (1.9 MB)
Published on 22 April 2014
Covering letter to Vodafone New Zealand Ltd 17 April 2014 PDF (471 KB)
Published on 22 April 2014
Notice to supply information under s 98 Vodafone New Zealand Ltd 17 April 2014 PDF (1.2 MB)
Published on 22 April 2014
Covering letter to Chorus 7 February 2014 PDF (2.1 MB)
Published on 17 April 2014
Notice to supply information under s 98 Chorus Ltd 7 February 2014 PDF (1.8 MB)
Published on 17 April 2014
Covering letter to Vodafone New Zealand Ltd 7 February 2014 PDF (2.1 MB)
Published on 17 April 2014
Notice to supply information under s 98 Vodafone New Zealand Ltd 7 February 2014 PDF (1.2 MB)
Published on 17 April 2014

Submissions on technical consultation paper to determine the cost of capital for the UCLL and UBA price reviews

31/03/2014 (13 documents)

CallPlus submission on WACC consultation paper March 2014 PDF (230 KB)
Published on 31 March 2014
Chorus submission on WACC consultation paper March 2014 PDF (37 KB)
Published on 31 March 2014
Bruce D Grundy submission for Chorus on WACC consultation paper and CV March 2014 PDF (119 KB)
Published on 31 March 2014
CEG supporting letter for Chorus submission on WACC consultation paper March 2014 PDF (252 KB)
Published on 31 March 2014
CEG submission for Chorus on WACC consultation paper and CV March 2014 PDF (1.8 MB)
Published on 31 March 2014
Enable Services submission on WACC consultation paper March 2014 PDF (423 KB)
Published on 31 March 2014
Orcon submission on WACC consultation paper March 2014 PDF (478 KB)
Published on 31 March 2014
Telecom submission on WACC consultation paper March 2014 PDF (372 KB)
Published on 03 April 2014
PwC submission for Telecom on WACC consultation paper March 2014 PDF (114 KB)
Published on 31 March 2014
Transpower submission on WACC consultation paper March 2014 PDF (300 KB)
Published on 31 March 2014
Vector submission on WACC consultation paper March 2014 PDF (311 KB)
Published on 31 March 2014
Vodafone submission on WACC consultation paper March 2014 PDF (72 KB)
Published on 31 March 2014
Network Strategies submission for Vodafone on WACC consultation paper March 2014 PDF (155 KB)
Published on 31 March 2014

Technical consultation paper - Determining the cost of capital for the UCLL and UBA price reviews

07/03/2014 (1 documents)

Determining the cost of capital for the UCLL and UBA price reviews 7 March 2014 PDF (218 KB)
Published on 07 March 2014

Submissions on UCLL Final Pricing Principle process and issues paper

17/02/2014 (12 documents)

Analysys Mason submission on behalf of Chorus on UCLL FPP process and issues paper 14 February 2014 PDF (877 KB)
Published on 17 February 2014
Analysys Mason Working paper proposed hybrid approach to modelling the UCLL service on behalf of Chorus 14 February 2014 PDF (395 KB)
Published on 17 February 2014
CallPlus submission on UCLL FPP process and issues paper 14 February 2014 PDF (213 KB)
Published on 17 February 2014
Chorus submission on UCLL FPP process and issues paper 14 February 2014 PDF (495 KB)
Published on 17 February 2014
Frontier Economics Submission on UCLL process and issues paper on behalf of Vodafone Telecom and CallPlus 14 February 2014 PDF (522 KB)
Published on 17 February 2014
Internet NZ submission on UCLL FPP process and issues paper 27 January 2014 PDF (121 KB)
Published on 17 February 2014
Internet NZ submission on UCLL FPP process and issues paper Lowndes advice 27 January 2014 PDF (153 KB)
Published on 17 February 2014
John Duncan Ltd Submission on UCLL FPP process and issues paper 14 February 2014 PDF (1.2 MB)
Published on 17 February 2014
Telecom submission on UCLL FPP process and issues paper Public version 14 February 2014 PDF (786 KB)
Published on 17 February 2014
Vector UCLL FPP Submission 14 February 2014 PDF (199 KB)
Published on 17 February 2014
Vector attachment to UCLL FPP process and issues paper submission submission to MBIE on TSO Review 20 August 2013 PDF (428 KB)
Published on 17 February 2014
Vodafone New Zealand Submission on UCLL Process and Issues Paper 14 February 2014 PDF (553 KB)
Published on 17 February 2014

Process and issues paper for UBA final pricing principle

07/02/2014 (1 documents)

Process and issues paper for UBA TSLRIC 7 February 2014 PDF (170 KB)
Published on 07 February 2014

Supplementary paper on process and issues for UCLL Final Pricing Principle

13/01/2014 (1 documents)

Supplementary Paper on UCLL FPP Process and Issues 13 January 2014 PDF (117 KB)

Submissions on applications for UCLL pricing review determination

05/03/2013 (2 documents)

Chorus submission on UCLL pricing review applications 25 February 2013 PDF (34 KB)
Published on 05 March 2013
Telecom submission on UCLL pricing review applications 25 February 2013 PDF (2 MB)
Published on 05 March 2013

Submissions on applications for UBA pricing review determination

03/02/2014 (2 documents)

Chorus submission on UBA pricing review applications 31 January 2014 PDF (20 KB)
Published on 03 February 2014
Telecom submission on UBA pricing review applications 31 January 2014 PDF (354 KB)
Published on 03 February 2014