To ensure that the information about the technical and performance characteristics of the broadband service is presented in a clear, accurate and up-to-date way.
To allow consumers to easily compare broadband plans between service providers.
To ensure consumers are able to make informed decisions when transitioning away from their existing copper-based services.
To enable the prompt, effective resolution of customer complaints and to identify systemic issues arising from disputes and determinations.
To define the processes that a service provider must adhere to when transferring a customer’s fibre telecommunications services between service providers.
To define the processes that a service provider must adhere to when transferring a customer’s regulated telecommunications services consistent with the purpose and provisions of the Telecommunications Act.
To provide fair and consistent disconnection policies to service provider’s residential customers.
To define installation standard and sets out clear expectations for customers during the installation process.
To reduce or eliminate the incidence and effects of international revenue share fraud (IRSF) on New Zealand Telecommunications Service Providers and their Customer.
To reduce the volume of Call Scams by stopping them as close as possible to their source.
To enable a cooperative approach to co-siting radio-communications equipment.
Infrastructure and Connections
To provide a baseline Network-to-Network Interconnection standard that enables New Zealand network operators to interconnect IP networks, primarily for the carriage of Voice over Internet Protocol calls.
To provide recommendations for installers involved in providing generic or structured cabling (including fibre optic) for telecommunications services in residential and business premises.
To provide Territorial Authorities with guidelines for minimum standards for telecommunications infrastructure for new subdivisions.
To create an industry framework to enable service providers to interact with Local Fibre Companies (LFCs) in a consistent manner when ordering and provisioning fibre products and services.
To provide an industry agreed baseline and framework for UFB Ethernet Access Layer 2 services.
To enable a New Zealand Voice Service Provider to offer a telephony service to customers served by an analogue telephone adaptor (ATA) using the UFB network.
To improve engagement with people adjacent or near the location of new or upgraded wireless facilities.
Mobile Phone Services
To discourage the theft and fraudulent acquisition of mobile handsets and disrupt the operation of illegal markets dependent on such activity.
To help raise awareness of consumers of IMR services about tariffs and likely costs for mobile roaming.
Encourage the responsible delivery of Messaging Services that are compliant with legal and regulatory obligations.
To ensure standardise data is used by third parties when presenting mobile data to consumers through a mobile comparison online tool or app.
To provide an avenue for anyone in New Zealand to donate unwanted mobile phones for re-use or recycling.
To specify call quality and customer information standards for voice calls to emergency services to improve the delivery of emergency calls and promote user confidence in emergency services calling.
To assist network operators and service providers compliance with the Telecommunications (Interception Capability) Act in an efficient, timely and cost effective manner.
To provide an agreed basis upon which the unauthorised use of mobile phones in prisons can be controlled through the use of interference generating transmitters or “jammers”.