Projects undertaken by Link Economics include:

  • Electricity distribution network price modelling for the Electricity Network Association (NZ).
  • Comparative analysis of methodologies used to allocate electricity distribution network costs by customer type and load group.
  • Expert reports submitted to the Commerce Commission assessing the competition impacts of a proposed merger between Vodafone New Zealand and Sky TV.
  • Regulatory support to Telstra Corporation in relation to regulatory proceedings regarding access pricing for fixed and mobile network services, including international benchmarking.
  • Assessment of competition effects of spectrum allocation in NZ.
  • Provision of expert economic analysis for Two Degrees Mobile on a range of issues relating to Mobile Termination Rate (MTR) regulation, including pricing principles, quantification of the competition benefits of MTR regulation, international benchmarking, assessment of the overall welfare effects of regulation and the effects of on-net/off-net price discrimination.
  • Support to the Bermuda Department of Telecommunications and the Bermuda Regulatory Authority in conjunction with Gabel Communications over a three-year period, including market definition analysis, identification of electronic communications markets most likely to require ex ante regulation, state of competition analysis for each electronic communications market, designation of dominant operators, determination of appropriate regulatory remedies including retail price caps, and development of radio-spectrum policy.
  • Expert witness affidavit filed in Papua New Guinea on whether mobile interconnection pricing by a market participant was anti-competitive. Preparation of expert reports for submission to the regulator (NICTA) on whether retail regulation of mobile pricing was required in PNG.
  • Expert evidence provided before the Samoan Competition Tribunal on an anti-competitive conduct matter in relation to pricing practices.
  • Retained by BlueSky Samoa (SamoaTel) to prepare expert reports on market dominance, fixed and mobile termination rates and the review of cost models for submission to the Office of the Regulator in the context of an interconnection determination.
  • Preparation of an expert report on interconnection rates in the context of arbitration on interconnection prices in Tonga.

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