Fixed line services

Under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act), the ACCC is able to declare and make final access determinations for listed carriage services if it considers it is in the long term interests of end users for it to do so. The ACCC regulates seven fixed line services.

Projects

Title Industry Type Statussort descending
Possible variation of the ULLS declaration 2007 Communications Access declaration Historical
May 2007

The ACCC's final view is that it is not satisfied that varying the ULLS service description at this time would promote the long-term interests of end users.

Local Bitstream Access Service (LBAS) declaration Communications Access declaration Finalised
2012

On 22 February 2012, the ACCC made a decision to declare a layer 2 bitstream service, to be called the local bitstream access service (LBAS).

Bundling in telecommunications markets Communications Information paper Finalised
2003

In August 2003 the ACCC released an information paper on bundling in the telecommunications industry.

Telstra - Line sharing service undertaking 2003 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
2004

In September 2003 Telstra lodged an access undertaking with the ACCC specifying the terms and conditions upon which it undertakes to meet its standard access obligations to supply the line sharing service (LSS). The terms and conditions primarily relate to the pricing of the LSS and not to other matters of supply. The undertakings include service descriptions and a price list specifying Telstra’s proposed charges for the service outlined in the service description.

The ACCC released a discussion paper on Telstra's access undertaking for the LSS in December 2003.

Fixed network services declaration inquiry Communications Access declaration Finalised
2005

On 15 July 2009, the ACCC issued a final decision to extend the declaration of each of the six fixed-line services for a period of five years until 31 July 2014.

Local number portability review & pricing principles Communications Guideline Finalised

The ACCC has outlined a number of pricing principles guidelines to refer to if required to arbitrate a number portability dispute.

Australian Competition Tribunal orders in relation to WLR, LCS & PSTN OA service access exemption Communications Access exemption Finalised
2008

The exemptions provisions relating to the WLR, LCS and PSTN OA services have been removed from the relevant final access determinations as of 17 December 2011. The exemptions no longer apply in any Exchange Service Areas.

Wholesale ADSL declaration inquiry 2012 Communications Access declaration Finalised
2012

On 16 December 2011 the ACCC commenced an inquiry into declaration of wholesale ADSL services under section 152AL of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).

The ACCC issued a discussion paper inviting submissions on whether declaration of wholesale ADSL services would promote the long-term interests of end-users.

On 14 February 2012 the ACCC decided to declare the wholesale ADSL service under section 152AL(3) of the Act.

Telstra - PSTN originating & terminating access & local carriage service undertaking Communications Access undertaking Finalised
2006

The undertaking sets out how Telstra proposed to meet its standard access obligations to supply PSTN OTA and the LCS from 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2008.

Local Bitstream Access Service (LBAS) final access determination 2012 Communications Access determination Finalised
2012

On 3 October 2012, the ACCC made a final access determination (FAD) for the LBAS. A copy of the LBAS FAD is available on the public register of access determinations.

Telstra - PSTN undertaking 1999 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
1999

Following consultation and analysis the undertaking was rejected and a final report outlining the decision was issued in July 2000.

Wholesale ADSL final access determination (FAD) 2013 Communications Access determination Finalised
2013

On 29 May 2013, the ACCC made a Final Access Determination (FAD) for the declared Wholesale ADSL Service.

Telstra exemption application: Optus cable network areas 2007 Communications Review Finalised
2007

On 11 November 2008, the ACCC issued a final decision rejecting Telstra's exemption application relating to the Optus HFC network

LSS declaration inquiry 2007 Communications Inquiry Finalised

The ACCC's strategic review commenced in December 2005 as an inquiry to examine the future regulation of certain fixed network services. In April 2007, the ACCC began a second stage of the review with the release of a position paper outlining a framework for the review of existing fixed services regulation and the principles that will guide future regulatory decisions.

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