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The power of connection through membership.

The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF) plays a vital role in bringing together the telecommunications industry to drive regulatory, technical and policy issues. In doing so, we enable the best possible connections for New Zealand consumers.

How to Join

Help shape the telecommunications industry. 

Join our community to have your voice in our working groups, committees and code development. Our members are New Zealand telecommunications providers who represent over 95% of telecommunications customers.

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Membership Types

General Associates are approved by the Board on a case by case basis.

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Membership Fees

The annual fees for the Forum are allocated on a tiered basis.

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Fee details are available to prospective members upon request made to the Forum Administrator.

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Membership Terms

To join the TCF as a full member, a party needs to be an eligible person (as defined by the Telecommunications Act).

Alternatively, if ineligible, but holding an interest in the activities of the Forum, a party may join as a General Associate, as approved by the TCF Board.

The Act defines an eligible person as a person who is registered with the Commission for the purpose of voting on a draft code under clause 4 of schedule 2 and a member of the Forum (TCF)

Under clause 4(4) of Schedule 2 to the Act, persons are entitled to register with the Commission as eligible persons if the Commission is satisfied that they:

  • provide a telecommunications service by means of some component of a PSTN or PDN that is operated by that person
  • are an access seeker/provider of a designated or specified service
  • are a person whom the Commission determines has a material interest in a draft code because that person is about to become, within the foreseeable future, a person referred to in (1) or (2).
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Last Modified On Tuesday, 8 November 2022