NZ prices for broadband, phone bundles decline but remain higher than OECD average
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% over the period but are still 30% higher than the OECD average, the Commerce Commission said in itswww.comcom.govt.nz/regulated-industries/telecommunications/market-monito... " target="_blank"> latest benchmarking report.
The price for a broadband only service, known as naked broadband, have dropped 41% in two years and are 4% 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.