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 'speed' claims - information papers Information paper Ongoing
2017

The ACCC released a series of information papers to inform ISPs and companies advertising broadband and wireless internet services of their obligations under the Trade Practices Act 1974, now the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).

NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Policy development Ongoing
11 August 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 2017 Access undertaking Ongoing

On 22 June 2017, NBN Co formally withdrew its original SAU variation lodged with the ACCC on 27 May 2016. NBN Co simultaneously lodged a new proposed variation to its SAU (revised SAU variation).

On 2 August 2017, the ACCC released a consultation paper on the revised SAU variation. The ACCC has extended the date for stakeholders to make submissions in response to the consultation paper to 25 August 2017.

Broadband performance monitoring & reporting program Monitoring Ongoing
19 June 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 Finalised
June 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 Co SAU variation Undertaking variation Finalised
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.

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