The ACCC is required to publicly consult on the proposed changes to the Migration Plan for 28 days. After considering any submissions, the ACCC will decide whether to approve or refuse to approve Telstra’s proposed variations as required under the Telecommunications Act 1997. The ACCC will publish its decision on the ACCC website.
In assessing Telstra’s proposal, the ACCC will consider the proposed variations against the Migration Plan Principles.
The Migration Plan Principles incorporate the following four general principles:
- ensuring the efficient and timely disconnection of carriage services from the separating network
- minimising disruption to the supply of services to the extent that it is in Telstra’s control
- giving wholesale customers autonomy over decisions associated with disconnection to the greatest extent practicable, and
- providing for wholesale services to be disconnected in an equivalent manner to retail services to the greatest extent practicable.
The ACCC is seeking feedback from interested parties by way of written submissions by no later than COB Tuesday, 16 October 2018.
Responses may be emailed to email@example.com with the title: Submission re: proposed variations to the Migration Plan. We would appreciate electronic copies of submissions in either Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format that is text searchable.
To facilitate an informed and open consultation, the ACCC will treat all submissions as public and publish them on the ACCC website. If interested parties wish to submit commercial-in-confidence material to the ACCC, they should submit both a public and commercial-in-confidence version of their submission. In the confidential version, confidential material should be clearly identified and marked as confidential. In the public version, confidential material should be redacted and replaced with an appropriate symbol or ‘[c-i-c]’.
Please contact Andrew Hunt regarding any questions you have concerning this consultation on 02 6243 1075.