Transmission services & facilities access

The ACCC regulates access to telecommunication wholesale services and infrastructure under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and the Telecommunication Act 1997. The aim of the access provisions is to ensure that consumers are able to connect with different networks and benefit from competition in the market.

The ACCC regulates transmission services in order to encourage competition, efficient use and investment in the telecommunication networks used for mobile and fixed line services. The ACCC also regulates access to telecommunication facilities and equipment so that carriers can easily interconnect their networks and provide a national service to consumers.


Title Industry Type Status
Domestic transmission capacity service pricing principles Communications Price determination Finalised

During 2003-04, the ACCC conducted a public consultation on pricing principles for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS), releasing its final report in September 2004. In the final report, the ACCC made pricing principles for the DTCS but did not set indicative prices.

The DTCS is a generic service that can be used for transmitting voice, data or other communications between transmission points located throughout Australia.

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration 2003-04 Communications Access declaration Finalised

Following a public inquiry in 2003-04, a new declaration for the domestic transmission capacity service started on 1 April 2004 and expired on 31 March 2009.

Domestic transmission capacity service 2000-2001 Communications Access variation Finalised

In May 2001 the ACCC varied the domestic transmission capacity service declaration, removing the remaining intercapital transmission routes from the service description.