Kōrero: Telecommunications

Big break-up

Big break-up

The 1987 splitting-up of the Post Office resulted in the formation of Telecom, a state-owned enterprise responsible for New Zealand’s telecommunications. By mid-1989 New Zealand telecommunications were among the least regulated in the world. In 1990 Telecom was sold to a consortium consisting of Bell Atlantic, Ameritech, Fay Richwhite Holdings and Freightway Holdings.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

A. C. Wilson, 'Telecommunications - Telecom', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22022/big-break-up (accessed 2 July 2022)

He kōrero nā A. C. Wilson, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Apr 2022