ACCC releases discussion paper on Telstra’s proposed variation to the Migration Plan

20 May 2016

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a discussion paper on Telstra’s proposed variation to the Migration Plan.

The Migration Plan sets out how Telstra will progressively migrate telephone and internet services from its copper and HFC networks to the National Broadband Network (NBN) as it is rolled out.

“The ACCC’s consideration of the proposed variation is limited to whether or not the Migration Plan, as varied, complies with the Migration Plan Principles issued by the Australian Government in 2015,” ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said.

Telstra’s proposed variation to the Migration Plan is primarily intended to promote greater service continuity for consumers migrating to the NBN, and includes changes to:

  • provide additional time for premises with an NBN order to be connected before mandatory disconnection occurs
  • amend the regime for the migration of Special Services (business grade services) to accommodate the move to a multi-technology NBN
  • incorporate a number of interim migration and disconnection arrangements recently adopted by Telstra and NBN Co with the ACCC’s consent.

The ACCC is required to undertake a 28 day consultation period in relation to the proposed variation and is seeking feedback from interested parties on any competition or consumer issues which may arise as a result of the proposal.

Interested parties are invited to make written submissions by 20 June 2016 to ssu-migration@accc.gov.au.

The discussion paper is available at Discussion paper on Telstra’s proposed variation to the Migration Plan.
 

Release number: 
MR 85/16
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