Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Record Keeping Rules

Consultation paper18 February 2019

On 18 February 2019, the ACCC released a public consultation paper, draft Record Keeping Rule (RKR) documents and templates as part of a consultation process for its proposed Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Services RKRs.

On 16 May 2019, the ACCC decided not to implement the proposed RKRs for dark fibre and NBN wholesale aggregation services.

The ACCC considers that competition in the market for NBN wholesale aggregation services is developing as the NBN rollout continues, and that this has largely addressed customer concerns.

The ACCC has also observed that alternatives to dark fibre and NBN wholesale aggregation services are increasingly available. Investment in the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS) has boosted access to backhaul at competitive prices, and NBN Co’s NNI Link product also allows service providers to directly access NBN services.

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