On 8 November 2021, TPG Telecom Limited (TPG) submitted a joint functional separation undertaking to the ACCC on behalf of various subsidiaries under section 151C of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Telecommunications Act).
On 18 November 2021, the ACCC issued a consultation paper seeking comments from interested stakeholders on TPG’s undertaking. Submissions closed on Friday 17 December 2021.
On 9 February 2022, the ACCC gave TPG a Notice to vary its original undertaking under consideration in accordance with subsection 151K(2) of the Telecommunications Act. TPG submitted a varied undertaking in response to the Notice to vary on 21 February 2022 and the ACCC issued a consultation paper on 23 February 2022 seeking stakeholder views on the undertaking. Submissions closed on Wednesday 16 March 2022.
On 7 April 2022, the ACCC accepted TPG's joint functional separation undertaking which will come into force on 7 October 2022. TPG’s undertaking will apply to all local access lines that it controls supplying superfast carriage services wholly or principally to residential customers. This includes TPG’s existing FTTB and TransACT networks as well as any new superfast local access lines that TPG deploys.
The undertaking is available on the ACCC's public register at Functional separation undertakings register.