Domestic transmission capacity service final access determination inquiry 2019

Project overview


On 5 June 2019, the ACCC released a consultation paper to formally commence a public inquiry into making a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS).

The consultation paper seeks industry views on the pricing approach that the ACCC should adopt for the DTCS and the appropriate prices for newly-defined transmission route services, such as backhaul to regional mobile base stations.

The ACCC is also seeking stakeholders’ comments to inform its decision on definitive access terms for transmission services to Christmas Island, which will replace interim prices provisionally set by the ACCC in December 2018.

The ACCC seeks submissions from interested parties on the issues outlined in the DTCS FAD consultation paper by 5 pm on 5 July 2019.


Stages Date


On 19 December 2018, the ACCC made Binding Rules of Conduct to set interim prices for access to transmission services to Christmas Island.

On 1 April 2019, the ACCC extended the Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS) declaration for five years until 31 March 2024.