Projects undertaken by Link Economics include:

  • Ongoing advice and support to ActewAGL on regulatory issues in relation to water, electricity and gas including financial modelling and drafting of submissions
  • Assistance to Telstra Corporation in preparing its submission to the ACCC’s Final Access Determination Inquiry Consultation Paper on the Domestic Transmission Capacity Service
  • Preparation for Telstra Corporation of a report on wholesale broadband price comparisons.
  • Expert Report for Trustpower on Fibre Access Regulation, submitted to the Commerce Commission.
  • Analysis of airport landing charges for Freightways Limited.
  • Providing regulatory support to a number of utility clients, including preparation of submissions, financial modelling and regulatory compliance assessment.
  • 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 (Submission and Cross-submission).
  • 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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