BBM record keeping rule information collection and disclosure notice13 Sep 2013
On 13 September 2013 the ACCC requested Telstra to provide information under Rule 15 of the Building Block Model record keeping rule.
ACCC letter to Telstra requesting information
The information requested is required for the ACCC's Fixed Line Services Model (FLSM), which it uses as part of its building block approach for the pricing review.
Telstra request for extension of time
On 28 October 2013, Telstra requested an extension of time to provide the BBM record keeping rule information.
On 30 October 2013, the ACCC granted Telstra's request. The new deadline for Telstra to provide the BBM record keeping rule information is 25 November 2013.
Telstra’s response to information request
On 25 November 2013, Telstra provided its response to the ACCC’s information request under the BBM record keeping rule.
Request for further information
On 17 January 2014, the ACCC requested further information to be provided by Telstra under the BBM record keeping rule.
BBM record keeping rule report draft disclosure notice consultation
On 19 March 2014 the ACCC gave Telstra a draft disclosure notice and released a consultation paper inviting submissions on the proposed approach to disclosure of information provided under the BBM record keeping rule.
Submissions on the consultation paper were sought by 17 April 2014.
Submissions to the BBM record keeping rule report draft disclosure notice consultation
BBM record keeping rule disclosure notice
On 11 June 2014, the ACCC gave a disclosure notice to Telstra for the disclosure of information that has been provided under the BBM record keeping rule.
The ACCC has also published a statement of reasons to accompany the notice.
A 28 day waiting period applies to the disclosure notice. After 9 July 2014, the ACCC will publish public extracts on its website and provide Telstra's confidential information to access seekers who execute a confidentiality undertaking.
Telstra's response under the BBM record keeping rule
On 10 July 2014, the ACCC published public extracts from the information provided by Telstra under the BBM record keeping rule in accordance with the disclosure notice given to Telstra on 11 June 2014.
The information that Telstra has provided under the BBM record keeping rule comprises of:
- an explanatory statement submitted in response to the 13 September 2013 BBM record keeping rule information request
- an extract of the explanatory statement (section 5.1.2), submitted separately under the BBM record keeping rule in response to the 17 January 2014 request for additional information from the ACCC
- a comparison statement; a separate document that provides a comparison of forecasts contained within the FLSM for the Previous Regulatory Period
- a document submitted in response to the 17 January 2014 request for additional information.
The ACCC will disclose confidential versions of Telstra’s BBM record keeping rule response to persons satisfying the conditions set out in the disclosure notice. Enquiries regarding this can be made to the ACCC through the fixed services inbox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next step of the final access determination inquiry is for the ACCC to commence extensive consultations on the fixed line services final access determinations with the release of a discussion paper on price terms, followed by a draft decision. To allow sufficient time for this consultation, it will also be necessary for the ACCC to extend the period for making the final access determinations beyond 11 July 2014.
We expect to release a discussion paper on the final access determination around mid-July 2014.
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