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 Industrysort descending Type Status
Domestic transmission capacity service declaration inquiry 2018-2019 Communications Access declaration Ongoing

On 5 March 2018 the ACCC commenced an inquiry into the Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS) including whether to extend, vary or revoke the DTCS declaration.

Facilities Access Code Review 2018 Communications Review Ongoing

The ACCC’s A Code of Access to Telecommunications Transmission Towers, Sites of Towers and Underground Facilities (the Facilities Access Code) was made under Clause 37 of Part 5 of Schedule 1 of the Telecommunications Act 1997. It governs how access to certain telecommunications facilities owned by telecommunications carriers, including mobile towers and underground ducts, is provided to other carriers seeking to install their equipment on or in those facilities.