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New Zealand Telecom Papers

Comments on the pre-publication draft of the international benchmarking report

These papers were released on 17 March 1999 with the report International Benchmarking of Australian Telecommunications Services.

The papers are:

  • Derivation of benchmark prices and comparison baskets;
  • Submission to the Australian Productivity Commission on International Benchmarking of Australian Telecommunications Services (Pre-release draft December 1998); and
  • Business PSTN prices – a preliminary analysis of the Productivity Commission’s results.

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Contents

DERIVATION OF BENCHMARK PRICES AND COMPARISON BASKETS

1 Introduction

2 Price measurement and discounting

3 Basket composition

4 Purpose of the measures

SUBMISSION TO THE AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL BENCHMARKING OF AUSTRALIAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (Pre-release draft December 1998)

1 Introduction

2 Residential PSTN prices
2.1 Effect of using non-discounted standard prices
2.2 Re-estimation of residential price indices
2.3 Conclusions on residential prices

BUSINESS PSTN PRICES – A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION’S RESULTS

1 Introduction

2 Business PSTN prices

3 Re-estimation of business indices