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 inquiry 2013 Access determination Submissions due
26 September 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:

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FAD inquiries - Non-price terms & conditions & supplementary prices Access determination Ongoing
15 July 2014

The ACCC has commenced consultation on non-price terms and conditions and supplementary pricing issues for a number of related declared services:

  • fixed line services and wholesale ADSL service
  • mobile terminating access service (MTAS)
  • domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS)

On 23 May 2014, the ACCC released a position paper, seeking views on these issues.

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Access to Telstra exchange facilities (TEF RKR) Review Finalised
14 July 2014
Following a consultation process, the ACCC has extended the operation of the TEF RKR (with some minor variations) for another 3 years until 14 July 2014.

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Fixed line services - FAD variation inquiry 2014 Access variation Finalised
20 June 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.

This inquiry considered whether the ACCC should vary the LCS and WLR service FADs to reflect the ACCC’s recent decision to remove the regulatory ‘carve outs’ for the central business districts of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

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Mobile Terminating Access Service declaration review - 2013 Access declaration Finalised
17 June 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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Telstra's Structural Separation Undertaking Monitoring Ongoing
12 June 2014
On 19 June 2013, the ACCC approved two minor variations to Telstra's SSU.

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Mobile terminating access service FAD inquiry 2014 Access determination Submissions due
15 July 2014
The ACCC commences a public inquiry into making a final access determination for the Mobile Terminating Access Service (MTAS).

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Broadband performance monitoring & reporting program Monitoring Ongoing
4 June 2014
On 14 August 2013 the ACCC released a consultation paper inviting comment on a potential program for monitoring and reporting broadband performance in Australia.

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