Customer access network & infrastructure record keeping rules

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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.

In February 2011 the ACCC published a list of exchange service areas (ESAs) with more than two fibre infrastructure owners based on information collected under the Infrastructure RKR.

In March 2013 the ACCC amended the Infrastructure RKR to update the list of record keepers and seek information on leased infrastructure and infrastructure operated on behalf of third parties.

In December 2017 the ACCC amended the Infrastructure RKR to further update the list of record-keepers and clarify the information to be reported on mobile and fibre to the building infrastructure and the geographic areas for customer access networks.

On 21 November 2019 the ACCC released a consultation paper seeking views on amending the RKR to update the list of record keepers and change the requirements for reporting of mobile network infrastructure. In the consultation paper the ACCC is also seeking comments on its proposal to publish periodic reports on annual changes in MNO network infrastructure.

On 20 May 2020 the ACCC amended the Infrastructure RKR to update the list of record-keepers and clarify and expand the requirements for reporting of mobile infrastructure. The ACCC has not made a decision at this stage on the proposed reporting on mobile infrastructure, as it will further consider the format and contents of the reports to be published.

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