Due Process: Factors necessary for a successful regulatory environment surrounding Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) in New Zealand
In New Zealand it is widely believed that we have an insufficient marketplace surrounding the delivery of broadband technology. This is evidenced by New Zealand’s poor ranking in the OECD broadband subscription rates. In New Zealand Local Loop Unbundling has been implemented to specifically address this problem. This dissertation is focused around ensuring the regulation surrounding the implementation is successful in delivering an enhanced telecommunications market. The first step in the methodology was to identify the major issues that contribute to greater broadband penetration. Next factors were highlighted that are apparent in the success and failure of different Local Loop Unbundling regulatory frameworks from around the world. Then a comparison of the Local Loop Unbundling process in Ireland Britain and Australia was examined. Finally this dissertation ends with a summary on the factors that are required for a successful regulatory framework surrounding Local Loop Unbundling in New Zealand.
Advisor: Benwell, George
Degree Name: Bachelor of Science with Honours
Degree Discipline: Information Science
Keywords: broadband; broadband subscription rates; telecommunications; Local Loop Unbundling; New Zealand; Regulation
Research Type: Dissertation