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 Industrysort descending Type Status
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).

Spectrum competition limits Communications Policy development Finalised

When the ACMA is allocating spectrum licences, the Minister for Communications may direct the ACMA to impose limits (competition limits) on the amount of spectrum that a person can use under allocated licences, and the Minister may seek the ACCC's advice about the competition limits that may be appropriate.

Domestic Mobile Roaming Declaration Inquiry 2016 Communications Access declaration Finalised
5 May 2017

On 5 September 2016, the ACCC commenced an inquiry into whether to declare a wholesale domestic mobile roaming service.

Regional mobile issues Communications Monitoring Ongoing

During the domestic mobile roaming declaration inquiry, the ACCC received submissions from many regional stakeholders regarding regional mobile issues, such as inadequate mobile coverage and coverage information. At the end of the inquiry, the ACCC released a separate paper Measures to address regional mobile issues, which discussed a number of measures which could improve outcomes for regional mobile consumers.

Mobile terminating access service declaration inquiry - 2018 Communications Access declaration Finalised

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 access determination inquiry - 2019 Communications Access determination Submissions due

The ACCC is holding a public inquiry under section 497 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) on whether to extend, vary, or revoke the current domestic mobile terminating access service (MTAS) final access determination (FAD).

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.

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.

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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