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
Infrastructure record keeping rules Communications Monitoring Submissions due
October 2021

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.

Measuring Broadband Australia program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
31 August 2021

The Measuring Broadband Australia program provides Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband performance to assist their purchasing decisions.

Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR) Communications Monitoring Finalised
11 December 2018

The ACCC is undertaking the biannual collection and analysis of internet activity data through a new Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR), under Section 151BU of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), from the December 2018 reporting period onwards.

Building Block Model Record Keeping Rule Communications Review Finalised
2013

The Building Block Model Record Keeping Rule – June 2013 expires on 30 June 2021. It required Telstra to provide information on forecast and actual data relating to operating expenditure, capital expenditure, depreciation and demand, regarding legacy fixed line services, for the Fixed Line Services Model. The FLSM was previously used by the ACCC to determine prices for Telstra’s declared legacy fixed line services.

Division 12 & Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR) review Communications Review Finalised
8 December 2020

The ACCC has the ability to collect information from industry through Record Keeping Rules (RKR) to undertake its telecommunications regulatory functions.

NBN Services in Operation Record Keeping Rules Communications Monitoring Submissions due
October 2021

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.

ACCC broadband performance monitoring & reporting record keeping & reporting rules (BPMR RKR) Communications Monitoring Ongoing

In December 2017, the ACCC made the Broadband performance monitoring and reporting record keeping and reporting rules (RKR).

Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Record Keeping Rules Communications Monitoring Finalised
16 May 2019

On 18 February 2019, the ACCC commenced a public consultation on its intention to undertake collection and analysis of competitive supply and pricing data for the Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Services via new Record Keeping Rules (RKRs).

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.

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.

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