Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Broadband 'speed' claims - information papers Communications Information paper Ongoing
2017

The ACCC released a series of information papers to inform ISPs and companies advertising broadband and wireless internet services of their obligations under the Trade Practices Act 1974, now the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).

NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Communications Policy development Ongoing
11 August 2017

The ACCC proposes to publish a NBN Wholesale Market Indicators report which would provide, on a quarterly basis, visibility over the development of the wholesale market for NBN access services.

NBN Co SAU variation 2017 Communications Access undertaking Ongoing

On 22 June 2017, NBN Co formally withdrew its original SAU variation lodged with the ACCC on 27 May 2016. NBN Co simultaneously lodged a new proposed variation to its SAU (revised SAU variation).

On 2 August 2017, the ACCC released a consultation paper on the revised SAU variation.

All enquiries about the revised SAU variation can be directed to Scott Harding, Director, NBN & Pricing Coordination Section on 03 9658 6434 or email scott.harding@accc.gov.au

Broadband performance monitoring & reporting program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
19 June 2017

On 7 April 2017, the Federal Government announced that it will fund a new broadband performance monitoring program to provide Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband speeds.

Domestic Mobile Roaming Declaration Inquiry 2016 Communications Access declaration Ongoing
5 May 2017

On 5 September 2016, the ACCC commenced an inquiry into whether to declare a wholesale domestic mobile roaming service.

Gas inquiry 2017-2020 Energy Inquiry Ongoing
Commenced 19 April 2017

On 19 April 2017 the Australian Government directed the ACCC to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into the supply of and demand for wholesale gas in Australia, as well as to publish regular information on the supply and pricing of gas for the next three years.

Telstra's Migration Plan Communications Compliance assessment Ongoing
10 April 2017

The ACCC is currently considering this proposed variation submitted 14 June 2013.

Electricity supply & prices inquiry Energy Inquiry Ongoing
Commenced 27 March 2017

On 27 March 2017, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the supply of retail electricity and the competitiveness of retail electricity prices.

ACCC assessment of NBN-Telstra service delivery agreements Communications Compliance assessment Ongoing
2016

On 2 September 2016 the ACCC released a report finalising its assessment of the NBN Co-Telstra service delivery agreements.

Digital radio services Communications Access undertaking Ongoing
28 October 2016

On 3 July 2013, the ACCC began a consultation process in relation to the proposed variations.

Telstra's Structural Separation Undertaking Communications Monitoring Ongoing

On 19 June 2013, the ACCC approved two minor variations to Telstra's SSU.

NBN Co - Special Access Undertaking Communications Monitoring Ongoing
2017

On 13 December 2013 the ACCC accepted NBN Co's Special Access Undertaking (SAU). The SAU commenced on 13 December 2013 and will expire in 2040.

Spectrum competition limits Communications Policy development Ongoing
17 April 2015

When the ACMA is allocating spectrum licences, the Minister for Communications may direct the ACMA to impose limits (competition limits) on the amount of spectrum that a person can use under allocated licences, and the Minister may seek the ACCC's advice about the competition limits that may be appropriate.

NBN Services in Operation Record Keeping Rules Communications Monitoring Ongoing
June 2017

The NBN Services in Operation Record Keeping Rules (RKR) require NBN Co to provide information on the number of Access Virtual Circuit (AVC) services in operation, the amount of Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) capacity being acquired and average CVC utilisation over the NBN.

 

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