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New Zealand: Increased competition means further deregulation of backhaul markets

 |  October 7, 2012

The Commerce Commission today released the findings of its annual competition review of backhaul services for the unbundled copper local loop (UCLL), unbundled copper low frequency (UCLF) and unbundled bitstream access (UBA). Backhaul services provide telecommunications companies with access to transmission capacity from local and regional exchanges, allowing them to provide communications services, such as voice and broadband. In June 2008, the Commission released the UCLL and UBA backhaul Standard Terms Determination (STD), which set out which backhaul routes were subject to regulation, as well as the terms and conditions governing the supply by Telecom, now Chorus of the backhaul service on those routes.

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