Mobile terminating access service FAD inquiry 2014
On 23 May 2014, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into making a final access determination (FAD) for the Mobile Terminating Access Service (MTAS). The ACCC commenced consultation on the primary price terms, with the release of a consultation paper on 1 August 2014.
The ACCC is consulting separately on non-price terms and conditions for the MTAS. On 25 March 2015, the ACCC released its draft decision on non-price terms and conditions, following a joint consultation process for a number of declared services, including the MTAS.
On 6 May 2015, the ACCC released a draft decision on the primary price terms for the MTAS FAD.
On 24 August 2015, the ACCC released a final decision on the primary price terms for the MTAS FAD. The ACCC also released separately a final decision on the non-price terms and conditions for the MTAS FAD.
|Consultation on non-price terms & conditions & supplementary prices||23 May 2014|
|Extension of existing FAD||6 June 2014|
|Consultation on primary price terms & conditions - pricing approaches||1 August 2014|
|Extension of inquiry period||27 October 2014|
|Draft decision on primary price terms||6 May 2015|
|Further extension of inquiry period||20 May 2015|
|Final decision||24 August 2015|
The MTAS FAD inquiry will determine the price and non-price terms and conditions for the MTAS. These terms and conditions will apply where there is no commercial agreement between an access seeker and the access provider. The FAD made will create a benchmark that the parties can fall back on when they are unable to negotiate access terms and conditions.
The ACCC commenced consultation on non-price terms and conditions on 23 May 2014, with the release of a position paper seeking views on non-price terms and conditions including the MTAS. This consultation was concluded on 24 August 2015. The common non-price terms and conditions determined in this consultation process apply to the MTAS. More information on this consultation can be found on the non-price terms and conditions webpage.