Monitoring & reporting

The ACCC collects a range of information from Telstra and other telecommunications providers to monitor competition, monitor market developments and inform regulatory decisions. The Minister can also require that the ACCC monitor and report on various aspects of competition within the industry.

Projects

Title Industry Type Status
Customer access network & infrastructure record keeping rules Communications Review Ongoing
October 2017

The ACCC made the Audit of Telecommunications Infrastructure Assets - Record Keeping Rules (Infrastructure RKR) in December 2007. The RKR requires specified carriers to report on the locations of their core network and customer access network (CAN) infrastructure.

Broadband performance monitoring & reporting program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
19 June 2017

On 7 April 2017, the Federal Government announced that it will fund a new broadband performance monitoring program to provide Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband speeds.

Access to Telstra exchange facilities (TEF RKR) Communications Review Finalised
June 2017

Following a consultation process, the ACCC has extended the operation of the TEF RKR (with some minor variations) for another 3 years until 14 July 2014.

NBN Services in Operation Record Keeping Rules Communications Monitoring Ongoing
June 2017

The NBN Services in Operation Record Keeping Rules (RKR) require NBN Co to provide information on the number of Access Virtual Circuit (AVC) services in operation, the amount of Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) capacity being acquired and average CVC utilisation over the NBN.

Building Block Model Record Keeping Rule Communications Review Finalised
2013

On 28 June 2013, the ACCC varied the BBM RKR after completing its variation inquiry.

Division 12 Record Keeping Rule Communications Review Finalised
2013

The RKR applicable to the 2012-13 reporting period is the Division 12 RKR (August 2010).

Telstra - retail price control arrangements review 2010 Communications Review Finalised
2010

Following the 2011 review by the DBCDE, the Determination was amended to effect its operation for two more years with some amendments until 30 June 2014.

Regulatory accounting framework Communications Review Finalised
2008

The ACCC first introduced the RAF RKR in 1999. The RKR set up a vertical and horizontal accounting separation model requiring separate reporting of asset, revenue and cost information for wholesale and retail activities.

Telstra - price control arrangements review 2004 Communications Review Finalised
2004

During its 2004 review of Telstra's price control arrangements, the ACCC consulted with a wide range of stakeholders through two stages of written submissions and in 12 public meetings in metropolitan and regional areas of Australia.

Accounting separation regime framework review Communications Review Finalised
2004

The ACCC has consulted with industry regarding the process involved in developing the initial and subsequent accounting separation reports.

Telstra - price control arrangements review 2001 Communications Review Finalised
2001

The ACCC commenced its inquiry in September 2000 and released a discussion paper on 29 September 2000.

In order to facilitate further discussion by interested parties, the ACCC issued a draft report identifying a set of draft recommendations in December 2000. The final report was published in February 2001.

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