Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Measuring Broadband Australia program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
31 August 2021

The Measuring Broadband Australia program provides Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband performance to assist their purchasing decisions.

NBN Co SAU variation (March 2022) Communications Undertaking variation Finalised
30 November 2022

On 29 March 2022, NBN Co lodged a variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC. NBN Co's proposed SAU variation followed an extensive industry consultation process hosted by the ACCC during the second half of 2021 to consider the future regulatory framework for the NBN.

NBN Co SAU variation (November 2022) Communications Undertaking variation Application received

On 29 November 2022, NBN Co lodged a variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC.

NBN Co is seeking to vary the SAU to incorporate fibre-to-the-node and other copper-based technologies to create a single regulatory framework for all technologies. The SAU variation also included significant changes to other key elements of the SAU, including product and pricing commitments, the framework for NBN Co’s cost recovery, rules for how the ACCC assesses network expenditure, and the service standards framework.

Amendments to record keeping rules and access determinations arising from Telstra's corporate restructure Communications Monitoring Submissions due
October 2021

The ACCC made the Audit of Telecommunications Infrastructure Assets - Record Keeping Rules (Infrastructure RKR) in December 2007. The RKR requires specified carriers to report on the locations of their core network and customer access network (CAN) infrastructure.

Broadband speed claims industry guidance Communications Guideline Ongoing
2020

The ACCC has released a series of information papers to inform ISPs and companies advertising broadband and wireless internet services of their obligations under the Trade Practices Act 1974, now the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).

Superfast broadband access service (SBAS) final access determination inquiry 2021 Communications Access determination Ongoing
19 July 2021

On 19 July 2021 the ACCC commenced a public inquiry to make a final access determination for the superfast broadband access service (SBAS) following its decision to declare the service.

Industry guidance on the carrier separation rules Communications Guideline Finalised
2022

In October 2022, the ACCC published explanatory material relating to the carrier separation rules in Part 8 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) (Telecommunications Act).

Mobile Infrastructure Report Communications Monitoring Ongoing
9 September 2022

The Mobile Infrastructure Report provides analysis on the change in mobile network operators' (MNOs) mobile infrastructure and coverage. The analysis is based on information collected from the three national MNOs - Singtel Optus Pty Limited (Optus), Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra) and TPG Telecom Limited (TPG) under the Audit of Telecommunications Infrastructure Assets – Record Keeping Rules (Infrastructure RKR).

s581ZH review of the corporate control percentage Communications Review Finalised

The Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 came in to force in December 2021.

NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Communications Policy development Ongoing
18 August 2022

The ACCC proposes to publish a NBN Wholesale Market Indicators report which would provide, on a quarterly basis, visibility over the development of the wholesale market for NBN access services.

Spectrum competition limits Communications Policy development Ongoing
27 April 2021

When the ACMA is allocating spectrum licences, it may impose limits (competition limits) on the amount of spectrum that a person can acquire under the allocated licences. In determining allocation limits, the ACMA is required to consult with the ACCC on the competition limits that may be appropriate.

NBN Co - Special Access Undertaking Communications Monitoring Finalised
27 April 2021

On 13 December 2013 the ACCC accepted NBN Co's Special Access Undertaking (SAU). The SAU commenced on 13 December 2013 and will expire in 2040.

Division 12 and Internet Activity record keeping rule review Communications Review Finalised
8 December 2020

The ACCC has the ability to collect information from industry through the record keeping rule to undertake its telecommunications regulatory functions.

Division 12 record keeping rule Communications Review Ongoing
2022

The ACCC is required to report annually to the Minister for Communications on changes in the prices paid for telecommunications services in Australia. This report is a legislative requirement under s 151CM(1)(a) in Division 12 of Part XIB of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).

 

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