Departing Davis proud of market gains

After four years Bellsouth managing director Keith Davis is stepping down, but he hopes to still be involved in the telecommunications sector.

Davis has come to the end of his contract and feels like a change of scene, he says. He’ll remain in charge of the company until the end of May, although a successor has yet to be named.

The hardest task in his four years at Bellsouth has been battling New Zealand’s light-handed regulatory environment for telecommunications, says Davis.

“The lack of control on Telecom, its ability to carry out anti-competitive behaviour — that’s been the most frustrating thing. There’s still only competition in 50% of the telecommunications market, and there needs to be constraint on a company in a monopoly position like Telecom.”

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