Local Loop Unbundling process completed
The process of unbundling Telecom's local loop was completed last month when the Commerce Commission published its Final Determination setting out the standard terms for connection to Telecom's local copper loop. This determination sets both the price and non-price terms. In this article, Bell Gully senior associate David Blacktop provides some insight on the determination process and the likely impact the final decision will have on the industry and end users.
Supreme Court dismisses Unison Networks' attempt to have price thresholds set aside
The Supreme Court has rejected Unison Networks Limited's claim that the Commerce Commission's price path thresholds for electricity lines businesses are unlawful. In this article, Bell Gully solicitor Jane Petersen outlines the basis for this decision and considers the future impact of the Government's proposed changes for Part 4A of the Commerce Act on electricity lines businesses.
Microsoft bows out after nine year battle
Bell Gully solicitor Jane Petersen comments on the European Commission's landmark Microsoft decision handed down in September.
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