On 8 October 2019, the ACCC issued a formal warning to NBN Co under subsection 103(4) of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) in relation to a contravention of the service provider rule set out in subsection 152BA(2) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA). The ACCC is satisfied that NBN Co contravened the service provider rule by failing to comply with the non-discrimination obligations in section 152AXD of the CCA when building fibre infrastructure and other related activities to supply wholesale business grade NBN services.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited ACN 096 304 620 (Vodafone) has offered and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (pursuant to a delegation from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)) has accepted a court enforceable undertaking in relation to its third party billing service known as “Direct Carrier Billing” (DCB).
On 19 December 2018 the ACCC made binding rules of conduct that apply to a DTCS service to Christmas Island provided by Vocus Communications Limited.
Vocus will provide transmission services between mainland Australia and the External Territory of Christmas Island by way of a subsea cable.