Commission holds benchmarking conference
15 May 2002
The Commerce Commission will hold a conference this Thursday and Friday, 16 - 17 May, on its benchmarking in pricing determinations under the Telecommunications Act.
The conference will be held on Level 5, CSI House, 166 Featherston Street, Wellington, from 9am on both days.
The conference follows the release, in April this year, of a discussion paper, International Benchmarking, which describes the methodology for benchmarking interconnection prices and retail-minus wholesale discounts, and compares price in comparable overseas jurisdictions.
The Commission has now received submissions on the paper from interested parties.
Commission conferences provide interested parties with an opportunity to make oral presentations based on their submissions in response to Commission discussion papers. The Commission can ask questions based on those submissions at the conference.
The discussion paper on international benchmarking as well as various submissions are available on the Commission's website at www.comcom.govt.nz/telecommunications/Benchmarking.cfm
Agenda for Benchmarking Conference: Thursday 16 and Friday 17 May
CSI House, Level 5, 166 Featherston Street, Wellington
Chair: Douglas Webb (Telecommunications Commissioner)
Commission Members: Paula Rebstock (Commissioner)
Donal Curtin (Associate Commissioner)
Thursday 16 May
9.00am - 9.05am Opening Address from Douglas Webb
9.05am - 11.00am Telecom
11.15am - 1.00pm Telecom
2.00pm - 3.30pm Telecom
3.45pm - 4.30pm Vodafone
Friday 17 May
9.00am - 11.00am TelstraClear
11.15am - 12.45pm Walker Wireless
12.45pm - 1.00pm TUANZ
2.00pm - 4.00pm Telecom
Media contact: Osmond Borthwick, Network Access Manager
Phone work (04) 924 3667
Jackie Maitland, Communications Manager Phone work (04) 924 3708, mobile 029 924 3708