Regulatory projects

Title(desc) Industry Type Status
Domestic transmission capacity service 2000-2001 Communications Access variation Finalised
2000

In May 2001 the ACCC varied the domestic transmission capacity service declaration, removing the remaining intercapital transmission routes from the service description.

Domestic transmission capacity service access determination 2011-12 Communications Access determination Finalised
2012

The ACCC published a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS) in June 2012. The DTCS FAD was published with an explanatory statement, a report from Data Analysis Australia (DAA) on the linear regression model used to develop the price terms in the FAD, a DTCS Pricing Calculator and a DTCS Route Category Workbook.

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration 2003-04 Communications Access declaration Finalised
2004

Following a public inquiry in 2003-04, a new declaration for the domestic transmission capacity service started on 1 April 2004 and expired on 31 March 2009.

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration 2008-09 Communications Access declaration Finalised
2009

On 19 March 2009, the ACCC released a final report on the DTCS declaration inquiry.

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration 2009-2010 Communications Access declaration Finalised
2009

On 30 September 2010 the ACCC issued a final report varying the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS) declaration. In the final report the ACCC decided to vary the DTCS service description to include Ethernet network interfaces. The declaration expires on 31 March 2014.

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration 2013-2014 Communications Access declaration Finalised
28 March 2014

On 11 July 2013 the ACCC commenced an inquiry into the Domestic Transmission Capacity Service

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration inquiry 2018-2019 Communications Access declaration Finalised
1 April 2019

On 5 March 2018 the ACCC commenced an inquiry into the Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS) including whether to extend, vary or revoke the DTCS declaration.

Domestic transmission capacity service FAD variation inquiry 2014 Communications Access variation Finalised
17 December 2014

On 7 November 2014, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into varying the 2012 domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS) final access determination (FAD).

On 17 December 2014, the ACCC concluded its inquiry into the variation of the 2012 DTCS FAD and released a final report. The ACCC has decided to vary the 2012 DTCS FAD so that it applies to the three regional routes and seven exchange serving areas re-regulated under the 2014 DTCS declaration. The varied 2012 DTCS FAD will commence on 1 January 2015 and will expire when a new DTCS FAD comes into operation.

Domestic transmission capacity service final access determination inquiry 2014 Communications Access determination Finalised
21 April 2016

On 23 May 2014, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into making a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS). The ACCC has commenced consultation on the primary price terms, with the release of a consultation paper on 23 July 2014.

The ACCC is consulting separately on non-price terms and conditions for the DTCS. On 25 March 2015, the ACCC released its draft decision on non-price terms and conditions, following a joint consultation process for a number of declared services, including the DTCS.

Domestic transmission capacity service final access determination inquiry 2019-2020 Communications Access determination Finalised
23 October 2020

On 5 June 2019, the ACCC released a consultation paper to formally commence a public inquiry into making a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS).

Domestic transmission capacity service pricing principles Communications Price determination Finalised

During 2003-04, the ACCC conducted a public consultation on pricing principles for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS), releasing its final report in September 2004. In the final report, the ACCC made pricing principles for the DTCS but did not set indicative prices.

The DTCS is a generic service that can be used for transmitting voice, data or other communications between transmission points located throughout Australia.

Domestic transmission capacity service pricing review Communications Price determination Finalised
2010

On 23 November 2010, the ACCC issued a Position Paper announcing its proposed domestic benchmarking approach to transmission pricing.

DORC valuation of the Interstate network Rail Update Finalised
21 October 2021

On 23 April 2020, the ACCC engaged GHD to conduct a Depreciated Optimised Replacement Cost (DORC) valuation of ARTC's Interstate network to determine the Regulated Asset Base (RAB).

e-SIMs in Australia Communications Update Finalised

The ACCC considered potential competition issues associated with the use and implementation of e-SIMs in Australia in our Communications sector market study, which concluded in April 2018.

 

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