On 23 October 2017, the ACCC released its final report for the domestic mobile roaming declaration inquiry. The ACCC decided not to declare a domestic mobile roaming service as it is not satisfied that declaration would promote the long-term interests of end-users. We found that declaration is more likely to distort the competitive dynamics in the mobiles market by reducing mobile networks operators’ incentives to improve network coverage or differentiate their products.
The ACCC has also released a separate paper Measures to improve regional mobile issues which provides the ACCC's views on measures which could improve outcomes for regional mobile users. This paper is available at Regional mobile issues paper.