Communications

The ACCC is responsible for the economic regulation of the communications sector, including telecommunications and the National Broadband Network (NBN), broadcasting and content sectors.

Projects

Title Type Status
NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Policy development Ongoing
26 May 2020

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.

Measuring Broadband Australia program Monitoring Ongoing
21 May 2020

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

Customer access network & infrastructure record keeping rules Monitoring Finalised
December 2017

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.

Mobile Terminating Access Service access determination inquiry - 2019 Access determination Submissions due

The ACCC is holding a public inquiry under section 497 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) on whether to extend, vary, or revoke the current domestic mobile terminating access service (MTAS) final access determination (FAD).

Division 12 & Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR) review Review Ongoing
7 May 2020

The ACCC has the ability to collect information from industry through Record Keeping Rules (RKR) to undertake its telecommunications regulatory functions.

ACCC broadband performance monitoring & reporting record keeping & reporting rules (BPMR RKR) Monitoring Ongoing

In December 2017, the ACCC made the Broadband performance monitoring and reporting record keeping and reporting rules (RKR).

NBN Co - Special Access Undertaking Monitoring Ongoing
2017

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.

Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR) Monitoring Finalised
11 December 2018

The ACCC is undertaking the biannual collection and analysis of internet activity data through a new Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR), under Section 151BU of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), from the December 2018 reporting period onwards.

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