This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 1 October 2011, declares a deed entered into by Sprint International New Zealand on 7 July 2011 (entitled the Telecommunications Service Obligations (TSO) Deed for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS)) to be a TSO instrument under section 70 of the Telecommunications Act 2001.
The order revokes and replaces the Telecommunications (Declaration of TSO Instrument Order) 2004, which declared a deed entered into by Sprint International New Zealand on 9 July 2004 to be a TSO instrument.
The effect of the order is that—
telecommunications relay services will continue to be made available so that people who are deaf, deaf-blind, hearing-impaired, or speech-impaired can communicate with other telephone users. Sprint International New Zealand, as the telecommunications service obligation provider under the TSO instrument declared by the order, must comply with the terms of the instrument:
the deed dated 9 July 2004 must continue to be treated as if it were still a TSO instrument for the purposes of determining the amounts payable to Sprint International New Zealand in respect of that instrument up to and including 30 September 2011 and liability for payment of those amounts under the Telecommunications Act 2001.
The TSO instrument can be viewed on the Internet sites of the Commerce Commission and the Ministry of Economic Development.
Date of notification in Gazette: 1 September 2011.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.