This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, gives effect to a recommendation made by the Commerce Commission to amend subpart 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Telecommunications Act 2001 (the Act) by adding mobile termination access services.
The amendment is made following acceptance by the Minister for Communications and Information Technology of the Commerce Commission’s recommendations, set out in its report, Reconsideration Report on whether the mobile termination access services (incorporating mobile-to-mobile voice termination, fixed-to-mobile voice termination and short-message-service termination) should become designated or specified services, dated 16 June 2010.
The amendment means that the mobile termination access services become designated access services for the purposes of the Act and, in respect of each service, the Commerce Commission may determine—
on the application of a person who operates a cellular mobile telephone network (an access provider) or a person who seeks access to the service (an access seeker), some or all of the terms on which the service must be supplied, including the price payable by the access seeker:
alternatively, with reference to all access providers and all access seekers, the standard terms on which the service must be supplied.
Date of notification in Gazette: 26 August 2010.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.