Telecommunications (Spark’s Resale Services) Order 2020

2020/182

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Telecommunications (Spark’s Resale Services) Order 2020

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 3rd day of August 2020

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

This order is made under section 66(b) of the Telecommunications Act 2001

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media made after accepting (in accordance with section 68 of that Act) the Commerce Commission’s recommendation made in accordance with that section.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Telecommunications (Spark’s Resale Services) Order 2020.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 3 September 2020.

3 Subpart 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 of Telecommunications Act 2001 amended

In the Telecommunications Act 2001, Schedule 1, Part 2, subpart 1, repeal the following headings and the items under each of those headings:

(a)

Retail services offered by means of a fixed telecommunications network:

(b)

Local access and calling service offered by means of fixed telecommunications network:

(c)

Retail services offered by means of a fixed telecommunications network as part of bundle of retail services.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 3 September 2020, repeals 3 items relating to telecommunications services from subpart 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Telecommunications Act 2001, which contains designated services that are regulated under that Act.

This order is made following acceptance by the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media of the Commerce Commission’s recommendations set out in its Final report on whether Spark’s Resale Services should be omitted from Schedule 1 of the Telecommunications Act 2001 dated 18 July 2019.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 6 August 2020.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.