On 5 September 2016, the ACCC commenced an inquiry into whether to declare a wholesale domestic mobile roaming service.
On 26 October 2016, the ACCC commenced public consultation by releasing a discussion paper seeking views on whether the ACCC should declare a domestic mobile roaming service.
On 5 May 2017, the ACCC released a draft decision proposing to not declare a domestic mobile roaming service.
The ACCC has extended the time period for making submissions to the draft decision until 16 June 2017.
On 2 June 2017, Vodafone Hutchison Australia made an application to the Federal Court of Australia under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977, seeking review of the ACCC’s conduct in holding a public inquiry under the Telecommunications Act 1997.
The matter is listed for a first case management hearing on 30 June 2017. In the meantime, the ACCC is making no changes to the current inquiry process, including submission deadlines.