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 Co - Special Access Undertaking Monitoring Ongoing
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.

Telstra's Migration Plan Compliance assessment Ongoing
17 December 2020

The Migration Plan sets out the steps that Telstra will take to progressively migrate voice and broadband services from its copper and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial networks to the NBN.

Non-discrimination under Part XIC of the CCA and Part 8 of the Telecommunications Act 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.

Wholesale ADSL service declaration inquiry 2021 Access declaration Ongoing
30 July 2021

On 30 July 2021 the ACCC commenced a public inquiry, under Part 25 of the Telecommunications Act 1997, into the declared wholesale asymmetrical digital subscriber line (WADSL) service. The ACCC has released a Consultation and position paper to facilitate its inquiry.

Digital radio services Access undertaking Finalised
19 March 2019

The ACCC administers the access regime for the digital radio access service under section 118 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (Radiocommunications Act).

Review of NBN regulatory framework Undertaking variation Ongoing

On 18 June 2021, the ACCC hosted an industry roundtable to commence a process to consider the regulatory framework for the NBN.

Measuring Broadband Australia program 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.

Spectrum competition limits Policy development Ongoing
27 April 2021

When the ACMA is allocating spectrum licences, the Minister for Communications may direct the ACMA to impose limits (competition limits) on the amount of spectrum that a person can use under allocated licences, and the Minister may seek the ACCC's advice about the competition limits that may be appropriate.

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