HoustonKemp was engaged by Chorus, the New Zealand telecommunication network owner, to provide advice in relation to the Commerce Commission’s framework for assessing whether an uplift should be applied to the WACC and/or price for Chorus’ unbundled cooper local loop services. We concluded that the Commission’s proposed framework did not give sufficient attention to the implications of its decision on investment incentives. Our report can be found here.
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