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
Spectrum competition limits Policy development Submissions due
18 November 2020

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.

Joint functional separation undertakings - permitted information sharing Access determination Under assessment
13 November 2020

The ACCC is proposing to make a new determination relating to permitted information sharing for joint functional separation undertakings and is seeking feedback from relevant stakeholders via consultation.

NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Policy development Ongoing
12 Nov 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.

NBN Co - Special Access Undertaking Monitoring Ongoing
9 November 2020

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.

Inquiry into NBN access pricing Inquiry Finalised
4 November 2020

On 14 October 2019, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into the prices that NBN Co charges access seekers to use the National Broadband Network (NBN) for supplying residential grade broadband services. The ACCC is considering whether regulatory intervention is necessary in respect of these access products, particularly basic speed access products.

NBN wholesale service standards inquiry Inquiry Finalised
4 November 2020

On 2 November 2017, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry to determine whether NBN wholesale service standard levels are appropriate, and consider whether regulation is necessary to improve consumer experiences.

Domestic transmission capacity service final access determination inquiry 2019-2020 Access determination Finalised
23 October 2020

On 5 June 2019, the ACCC released a consultation paper to formally commence a public inquiry into making a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS).

Uniti joint functional separation undertaking Access undertaking Finalised
21 October 2020

On 2 September 2020, Uniti Group Limited (Uniti) submitted a joint functional separation undertaking and a supporting submission in accordance with section 151C of the Telecommunications Act. 

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