Censored story from the National Business Review of New Zealand on Vodafone interconnection deal

This is the text to a National Business Review (nbr.co.nz) article written by Chris Keall, detailing a secret interconnection deal ordered by former Labour Minister of Communications, David Cunliffe, between Vodafone New Zealand and mobile operator 2 Degrees.

The file contains information that directly affects public policy (telecommunications regulation). However, the regulator, the New Zealand Commerce Commission, has used its powers under section 100 of the Commerce Act to suppress the story, and have ordered New Zealand media not to publish any details of the deal. NBR was forced to take down the story as a result of this state censorship.

The the New Zealand public that needs to know how telecommunications industry regulation is done.


Computerworld commentary:


URL for original NBR story:


Journalist’s email: ckeall@nbr.co.nz
There is a new round of telecommunications regulation being initiated by the Commerce Commission, with the public being asked to submit on issues. The New Zealand public should be fully informed on what’s going on, so that it can understand the issues, and participate on equal terms with corporate entities and government in the regulatory process.


This could be interesting…………………….[hat-tip: JW]


One thought on “Censored story from the National Business Review of New Zealand on Vodafone interconnection deal

  1. Wait.. So what was the secret deal that required State censorship!? Come on Punisher, be controversial and leak it! 🙂

    Unless it was a secret deal to turn 2degrees cell towers into Missile launching sites hard to know what would justify censorship of this kind..

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