Communications

The ACCC is responsible for the economic regulation of the communications sector, including telecommunications and the National Broadband Network (NBN), broadcasting and content sectors.

Projects

Title Type Status
Fixed line services - FAD variation inquiry 2014 Access variation Submissions due
17 April 2014

On 17 April 2014, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into varying the final access determinations (FADs) for the unconditioned local loop service (ULLS), line sharing service (LSS), wholesale line rental (WLR) service and local carriage service (LCS) to reflect the changes to the scope of fixed line services regulation.

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Fixed line services FAD inquiry 2013 Access determination Ongoing
16 April 2014

On 11 July 2013 the ACCC commenced a combined public inquiry into making final access determinations (FADs) for a number of the fixed line services and the wholesale ADSL service (FAD inquiry). The fixed line services are the:

  • unconditioned local loop service (ULLS)
  • line sharing service (LSS)
  • public switched telephone network originating access (PSTN OA)
  • public switched telephone network terminating access (PSTN TA)
  • wholesale line rental (WLR)
  • local carriage service (LCS)

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Fixed line services declaration inquiry 2013 Access declaration Finalised
17 April 2014
On 11 July 2013, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commenced a combined public inquiry into the declaration of the fixed line services.

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Mobile Terminating Access Service declaration review - 2013 Access declaration Ongoing
9 April 2014
The ACCC commenced an inquiry into whether to extend, vary or revoke the domestic mobile terminating access service declaration, or whether to make a new declaration.

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NBN Co - Special Access Undertaking implementation Monitoring Ongoing
2 April 2014

On 13 December 2013 the ACCC accepted NBN Co's Special Access Undertaking (SAU). The SAU commenced on 13 December 2013 and will expire in 2040.

The SAU specifies price and non-price terms and conditions relating to access to NBN Co's fibre, fixed wireless and satellite networks and other related services. Part XIC of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 provides a role for the ACCC in monitoring and enforcing NBN Co's complaince with the SAU.

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Domestic transmission capacity service declaration 2013-2014 Access declaration Finalised
28 March 2014
On 11 July 2013 the ACCC commenced an inquiry into the Domestic Transmission Capacity Service

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Telstra's migration plan required measures Compliance assessment Ongoing
18 March 2014

Telstra must develop 'required measures', which relate to the operating processes that Telstra will follow when disconnecting customers from its copper and HFC networks.

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Digital radio services Access undertaking Ongoing
5 February 2014
On 3 July 2013, the ACCC began a consultation process in relation to the proposed variations.

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