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.
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.
Submissions to the draft decision are now closed.