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
Broadband performance monitoring & reporting program Monitoring Ongoing
22 May 2017

On 7 April 2017, the Federal Government announced that it will fund a new broadband performance monitoring program to provide Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband speeds.

Access to Telstra exchange facilities (TEF RKR) Review Ongoing
May 2017
Following a consultation process, the ACCC has extended the operation of the TEF RKR (with some minor variations) for another 3 years until 14 July 2014.
Domestic Mobile Roaming Declaration Inquiry 2016 Access declaration Ongoing
5 May 2017
On 5 September 2016, the ACCC commenced an inquiry into whether to declare a wholesale domestic mobile roaming service.
NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Policy development Ongoing
3 May 2017
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.
NBN Co SAU variation Undertaking variation Ongoing
April 2017
On 27 May 2016, NBN Co lodged a proposed variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC. The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) allows NBN Co to give the ACCC a variation to an SAU already in operation. The ACCC accepted NBN Co’s current SAU on 13 December 2013, following an extensive consultation process.
Telstra's Migration Plan Compliance assessment Ongoing
10 April 2017
The ACCC is currently considering this proposed variation submitted 14 June 2013.
SBAS Final Access Determination Inquiry 2016 Access determination Ongoing
24 March 2017
On 29 July 2016, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry to make a final access determination (FAD) for the superfast broadband access service (SBAS) under section 152BC of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act). This followed the release of the ACCC’s decision to declare the SBAS on 29 July 2016.
Local Bitstream Access Service Access determination Ongoing
22 March 2017
On 7 April 2015, the ACCC commenced an access determination inquiry in relation to the Local Bitstream Access Service (LBAS) as required under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the CCA).

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