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 Statussort descending
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.

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).

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

Long distance mobile services Communications Inquiry Finalised
1998

On 8 October 1998, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into whether to declare under Part XIC of the Trade Practices Act 1974, a service which would enable service providers to supply the long distance transmission component of long distance and international calls made from mobile phones.

Advanced mobile phone system Communications Access declaration Finalised
2000

Following public consultation, the ACCC revoked both declarations relating to the AMPS service, as the closure of the AMPS network on 31 December 2000 made these declarations redundant.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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).

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