New Zealand prices for a combined package of broadband and phone services have fallen over the past two years but remain higher than the OECD average.
Prices for a bundle with 60GB of data have dropped 14 per cent over the period but are still 30 per cent higher than the OECD average, the Commerce Commission said in its latest benchmarking report.
The price for a broadband only service, known as naked broadband, have dropped 41 per cent in two years and are 4 per cent less than the OECD average, the Commission said. Still, those prices were only available to subscribers with an on-account mobile, it said.
Meanwhile, prices for the average customer for residential fixed-line voice services without broadband continue to be considerably higher than the OECD average, the Commission said. However prices for heavy phone users have reduced by about a third since 2011 to a little under the OECD average, it said.
The Commission is responsible for monitoring and reporting on telecommunications markets and the performance and development of those markets.