The Commerce Commission has market monitoring responsibilities that include:
- monitoring competition in, and the performance and development of, telecommunications markets
- conducting inquiries, reviews, and studies relating to the telecommunications industry for the long-term benefit of end-users of telecommunications services in New Zealand.
The Commission has to make available reports or summaries of its monitoring activities.
As well as undertaking its own monitoring, the Commission sometimes contracts other parties to undertake studies or monitoring. The Commission currently has a contract with TrueNet to monitor broadband performance and publish monthly reports, which can be found on their website. TrueNet also monitors some broadband prices independently of the Commission, including the price of unlimited ADSL naked broadband. Read more on their website.
Monitoring reports produced by the Commission.
The Commission is undertaking a study to improve its understanding of backhaul services under S9A of the Telecomunciations Act.
The Commission undertook a study to improve its understanding of the business mobile market.