The pages below detail the copper services we regulate and include the latest standard terms determinations, the latest price determinations, any codes relating to those services, and any recent reviews into whether the service should be deregulated.

Section 30R reviews of the copper standard terms determinations

Under section 30R(1) of the Telecommunications Act 2001, the Commission has decided to commence reviews into the terms specified in five standard terms determinations (the STDs).

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Unbundled copper local loop

The UCLL service enables retail service providers to access Chorus’ copper telephone lines to provide fixed line voice and broadband services to customers throughout New Zealand.

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Unbundled copper low frequency

The unbundled copper low frequency (UCLF) service allows access seekers to lease the low frequency portion of Chorus's local loop network to provide fixed-line voice services to consumers.

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UCLL co-location

The co-location service provides space within Chorus's local telephone exchanges for retail service providers' equipment, so that they can provide services to consumers.

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UCLL and UCLF backhaul

The UCLL and UCLF backhaul services allows retail service providers to pick up their traffic from Chorus at a more convenient point for them (than the specified point).

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Sub-loop services

Sub-loop services enable access to, and interconnection with, the sub-loop network.

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Unbundled bitstream access

The UBA service enables telecommunications retailers to access Chorus’ copper telephone lines, electronic equipment and software, to provide fixed-line broadband services to customers throughout New Zealand.

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UBA Backhaul

UBA backhaul is a service that allows retail service providers to pick up their traffic from Chorus at a more convenient point for them (than the specified point).

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Local and mobile number portability

Number portability enables a customer to switch telecommunications providers while keeping the same phone number.

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Investigation into Spark’s resale voice services

In 2019 we completed our investigation into whether Spark’s three resale voice services (Resale Services) should be deregulated.

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Investigation of local and mobile number portability

On 2016 we initiated the process for making a new local and mobile number portability determination.

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Review of Schedule 1 selected services

In 2016 we completed our 5-yearly review of Schedule 1 of the Telecommunications Act and confirmed we will investigate whether Spark’s resale voice services should be deregulated.

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Investigation into resale services

In 2010 we completed our investigation into Telecom's resale services.

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Review of regulated services

In 2006 we completed our review of 10 designated and specified services.

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Price lists and adjustments

The standard terms determination price lists set out the prices Chorus can charge for its regulated copper services.

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