NZ prices for broadband, phone bundles decline

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Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand prices for a combined package of broadband and phone services have fallen over the past two years but remain higher than the OECD average.

NZ prices for broadband, phone bundles decline but remain higher than OECD average

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand prices for a combined package of broadband and phone services have fallen over the past two years but remain higher than the OECD average.

Prices for a bundle with 60GB of data have dropped 14 percent over the period but are still 30 percent higher than the OECD average, the Commerce Commission said in its latest benchmarking report.

The price for a broadband only service, known as naked broadband, have dropped 41 percent in two years and are 4 percent less than the OECD average, the Commission said. Still, those prices were only available to subscribers with an on-account mobile, it said.

Meanwhile, prices for the average customer for residential fixed-line voice services without broadband continue to be considerably higher than the OECD average, the Commission said. However prices for heavy phone users have reduced by about a third since 2011 to a little under the OECD average, it said.

The Commission is responsible for monitoring and reporting on telecommunications markets and the performance and development of those markets.

(BusinessDesk)

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