Mobile services

The ACCC regulates access to telecommunications under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act). The aim of the access provisions in the Act is to ensure that consumers are able to connect with different networks and benefit from competition in the market. The ACCC helps to keep mobile phone services competitive and the prices of mobile calls low by regulating mobile termination.

Projects

Title Industry Type Status
Domestic Mobile Roaming Declaration Inquiry 2016 Communications Access declaration Ongoing
16 September 2016
On 5 September 2016, the ACCC commenced an inquiry into whether to declare a wholesale domestic mobile roaming service.
Mobile terminating access service FAD inquiry 2014 Communications Access determination Finalised
24 August 2015
The ACCC commences a public inquiry into making a final access determination for the Mobile Terminating Access Service (MTAS).
Mobile Terminating Access Service declaration review - 2013 Communications Access declaration Finalised
17 June 2014
The ACCC commenced an inquiry into whether to extend, vary or revoke the domestic mobile terminating access service declaration, or whether to make a new declaration.
Final access determination for the Mobile Terminating Access Service - 2011 Communications Access determination Finalised
2011

On 8 December 2011 the ACCC released a final access determination (FAD) for the mobile terminating access service (MTAS) for the period 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2014.

Mobile Terminating Access Service declaration review - 2009 Communications Access declaration Finalised
2009
The ACCC concluded its public inquiry into the declaration of the mobile terminating access service (MTAS) by releasing its final report on 28 May 2009.
MTAS pricing principles and indicative prices 2009-2011 Communications Price determination Ongoing
2011
On 19 March 2009, the ACCC released final pricing principles and indicative prices for the mobile terminating access service (MTAS) for the period of 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011.
Mobile terminating access service (MTAS) 2007 pricing principles and the WIK model Communications Price determination Finalised
2007
After considering interested parties’ submissions, the ACCC released the Draft MTAS pricing principles determination for the period 1 July 2007 to 31 December 2008.
Optus mobile terminating access service undertaking 2007 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
2007
On 16 February 2007 Optus lodged an ordinary access undertaking (Optus 2007 Undertaking) with the ACCC about the mobile terminating access service (MTAS).
Hutchison mobile terminating access service undertaking 2005 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
October 2005
On 23 June 2006, the ACCC issued its final decision to reject Hutchison's undertakings.
Vodafone mobile terminating access service undertaking 2004 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
November 2004
The ACCC released a Final decision on the Vodafpne MTAS undertaking on the 31 March 2006
Optus mobile terminating access service undertaking 2004 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
On 23 December 2004 Optus lodged an ordinary access undertaking with the ACCC about the mobile terminating access service (MTAS).
Mobile services review Communications Review Finalised
2005
The ACCC announced a review of mobile services in March 2003 and released a discussion paper in April 2003.
Mobile terminating & originating access pricing principles Communications Price determination Finalised
2002
In March 2002 the ACCC varied the GSM termination services declaration to make it technology neutral.
GSM technology neutral Communications Service declaration Finalised
In March 2002 the ACCC varied the GSM service declarations, including other mobile services currently in use and making the declarations technology neutral.

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