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The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF) plays a vital role in the New Zealand telecommunications industry through our work to efficiently resolve regulatory, technical
and policy issues for the benefit of the industry and its customers.

We enable the industry to work together more efficiently by providing an environment where issues can be identified early, discussed collaboratively, and where possible mutually acceptable solutions can be developed and implemented.

If you are active in the industry and interested in becoming a member, feel free to get in touch.

Latest News

  • Number Portability - where are we at?

    Most New Zealanders are oblivious to the complexity that comes with number portability – the ability to easily switch between service providers while still keeping an existing phone number. That’s because it’s one of those services that ticks along quietly in the background, without a fuss.

  • Taxing times: Telecommunications Development Levy

    Many New Zealanders are stunned to learn of the Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL); a $50 million annual fee imposed on the industry to fund improvements to communications infrastructure, such as the Rural Broadband Initiative.

  • In pursuit of a balanced outcome: NESTF

    An important area of the TCF’s remit is working with officials to smooth out complications that prevent the industry from fulfilling the vital task of upgrading and building New Zealand’s telecommunications network infrastructure while being sensitive to the surrounding environment.

  • CEO's Message

    The regulatory review conducted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is a significant piece of work the TCF and its members has focused on in recent months.

  • Gauging the sector – industry research

    Another major project underway has been the compilation of an independent, industry-wide research project on New Zealand’s telecommunications sector.

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Current Workstreams


  • November 2015

    • 30th

      BTM Steering Group Meeting

      1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • December 2015

    • 3rd

      NPUG Fortnightly Meeting

      9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    • 3rd

      UFB EAS Working Party Meeting

      1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
    • 9th

      TDR Council Meeting

      9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    • 9th

      UFB Product Forum December Meeting

      10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    • 10th

      UFB EAS Working Party Meeting

      10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.