October 1, 2009
TSO Tackled At Last
The Minister of Communications, Steven Joyce, has issued a Discussion Document proposing a new and much fairer way of charging for TSO costs. He has also proposed the introduction of a new Development Levy to be charged against telecommunications companies. While there may be some concern about the imposition of yet another levy on the sector the proposal to set the TSO Levy at zero is one that will be welcomed by most of the telecommunications sector. It has long been a thorn in the side of the non-Telecom operators and most will be pleased to see the back of the TSO levy as soon as possible.