Regulatory projects

Title Industry(desc) Type Status
Telstra - price control arrangements review 2004 Communications Review Finalised
2004

During its 2004 review of Telstra's price control arrangements, the ACCC consulted with a wide range of stakeholders through two stages of written submissions and in 12 public meetings in metropolitan and regional areas of Australia.

NBN Points of Interconnect POIs Communications Review Ongoing

In 2010, the Australian government asked the ACCC and NBN Co to publicly consult and agree the number and location of initial points of interconnection to the National Broadband Network that will best meet the long-term interests of end-users.

Advanced mobile phone system Communications Access declaration Finalised
2000

Following public consultation, the ACCC revoked both declarations relating to the AMPS service, as the closure of the AMPS network on 31 December 2000 made these declarations redundant.

Telstra - price control arrangements review 2001 Communications Review Finalised
2001

The ACCC commenced its inquiry in September 2000 and released a discussion paper on 29 September 2000.

In order to facilitate further discussion by interested parties, the ACCC issued a draft report identifying a set of draft recommendations in December 2000. The final report was published in February 2001.

Non-discrimination under Part XIC of the CCA and Part 8 of the Telecommunications Act Communications Guideline Ongoing
18 May 2021

Non-discrimination provisions were introduced into Part XIC of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) reforms.

GSM technology neutral Communications Service declaration Finalised

In March 2002 the ACCC varied the GSM service declarations, including other mobile services currently in use and making the declarations technology neutral.

Regional mobile issues Communications Monitoring Ongoing

During the domestic mobile roaming declaration inquiry, the ACCC received submissions from many regional stakeholders regarding regional mobile issues, such as inadequate mobile coverage and coverage information. At the end of the inquiry, the ACCC released a separate paper Measures to address regional mobile issues, which discussed a number of measures which could improve outcomes for regional mobile consumers.

Audit of telecommunications infrastructure assets record keeping rules 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.

Foxtel - digital set top unit service special access undertaking 2006 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
2006

On 14 March 2007, the ACCC accepted Foxtel's special access undertaking.

Model non-price terms and conditions Communications Price determination Finalised

The ACCC held a consultation process about model non-price terms and conditions for the public switched telephone network (PSTN), unconditioned local loop service (ULLS) and local carriage service (LCS).

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.

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.

Foxtel - digital set top unit service special access undertaking 2005 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
2005

On 6 October 2005 Foxtel Management Pty Ltd and Foxtel Cable Television Pty Ltd (together, Foxtel) lodged a special access undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC under section 152CBA of the Trade Practices Act 1974, now Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act). The SAU relates to the terms and conditions of access to Foxtel’s digital set top unit service.

The ACCC released a discussion paper on Foxtel's SAU on 10 November 2005. Submissions on the undertaking were due by 14 February 2006.

Model price terms and conditions Communications Price determination Finalised

The ACCC held a consultation process about model price terms and conditions for the public switched telephone network (PSTN), unconditioned local loop service (ULLS) and local carriage service (LCS).

 

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