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New Zealand - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

New Zealand - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

This report provides a snapshot of key statistical data for New Zealand's telecom market. It covers the fixed-line market and developments in the rollout of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network. The fixed-line voice market (voice calls and local access) continues to lose overall share of the telecom services market, partly caused by the drop in call prices and volumes as the uptake of mobile and other P2P services continues.

Key developments:

ComCom increases price for UCLL and UBA access; Telecom changes name to Spark New Zealand; ComCom sets the Telecommunications Development Levy for 2014/15; AARNet signs partnership with REANNZ and Southern Cross Cable Networks to provide New Zealand researchers with access to international connectivity; fixed-broadband developments, ISPs, BSPs, Auckland WiFi trial; ComCom market data updates, NZ-Pacific region cable developments, Southern Cross upgrades; smart metering; recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Spark New Zealand, Chorus, Vodafone, 2degrees, TelstraClear, Orcon, Snap, CallPlus.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Market analysis
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 UBA, UCLL, LLU and UBS access market developments
4.1.1 Determination on wholesale services
4.1.2 Minor changes post Spark and Chorus demerger
4.2 Mobile regulation developments
4.2.1 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
4.2.2 Micropayments using PayforitNZ approved
5. Spectrum
5.1 Historic overview
5.2 Spectrum and auctions
5.2.1 Introduction
5.2.2 Management Rights Regime
5.2.3 3G Spectrum reviewed
5.3 Analogue Switchover (ASO)
6. Telecommunications Service Obligations (Kiwi Share)
6.1 Background
6.2 Telecommunications Development Levy 2010 - 2017
7. Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS)
7.1 Overview
7.2 Cost of the TRS
8. Telecommunications Dispute Resolution (TDR)
8.1 Scheme overview
9. Number Portability (NP)
10. Telecommunications infrastructure
10.1 Fixed-line voice market
10.2 Smaller players
10.3 International infrastructure
11. Smart infrastructure
11.1 Smart grids
11.2 Internet of Things (IoT)
12. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2015 (e)
Table 2 Telecom services revenue and investment statistics 2008 - 2014
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2015 (e)
Table 4 Internet statistics 2015 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2015 (Jun)
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2015 (e)
Table 7 Telecom investment by sector 2006 - 2014
Table 8 Local access lines by sector 2006 - 2015
Table 9 Regulated UCLL and UBA pricing 2010 2012; 2014 - 2015
Table 10 Spark and Vodafone network termination rates (Cents per minute) 2011 - 2014
Exhibit 5 ASO timetable
Table 11 Annual cost of TDL 2010 - 2017
Table 12 Sprint payments from TRS/TSO 2004 - 2014
Table 13 Local access lines and local service and calling revenues 2002 - 2016
Table 14 Fixed-line voice traffic use per connection 2008 - 2016
Table 15 Fixed-line voice traffic use per connection 2008 - 2016
Table 16 Fixed-line retail revenue 2006 - 2016
Chart 1 Overview of key telecoms subscribers by sector 2006 - 2015
Chart 2 Overview of fixed access lines 2006 - 2016
Exhibit 1 UBA services background information
Exhibit 2 Regulatory timeline scheduled UBA and other services launch by service variant
Exhibit 3 Overview of licensed versus unlicensed spectrum
Exhibit 4 Overview of managed spectrum parks
Exhibit 6 Liable operators for the TDL levy

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