Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
NBN Co SAU variation 2022 Communications Undertaking variation Ongoing

On 29 March 2022, NBN Co lodged a variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC. NBN Co's proposed SAU variation follows an extensive industry consultation process hosted by the ACCC during the second half of 2021 to consider the future regulatory framework for the NBN.

NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Communications Policy development Ongoing
19 May 2022

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.

s581ZH review of the corporate control percentage Communications Review Ongoing

The Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 came in to force in December 2021.

Industry guidance on the carrier separation rules Communications Guideline Submissions due
28 April 2022

In April 2022, the ACCC published draft explanatory material relating to the carrier separation rules in Part 8 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) (Telecommunications Act).

TPG joint functional separation undertaking Communications Access undertaking Finalised
7 April 2022

On 8 November 2021, TPG submitted a joint functional separation undertaking to the ACCC on behalf of itself and various subsidiaries in accordance with section 151C of the Telecommunications Act 1997. On 7 April 2022, the ACCC accepted TPG's joint functional separation undertaking which will come into force on 7 October 2022.

Division 12 & Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR) review Communications Review Finalised
8 December 2020

The ACCC has the ability to collect information from industry through Record Keeping Rules (RKR) to undertake its telecommunications regulatory functions.

Division 12 Record Keeping Rule Communications Review Ongoing
2022

The ACCC is required to report annually to the Minister for Communications on changes in the prices paid for telecommunications services in Australia. This report is a legislative requirement under s 151CM(1)(a) in Division 12 of Part XIB of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).

Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR) Communications Monitoring Finalised
11 December 2018

The ACCC is undertaking the biannual collection and analysis of internet activity data through a new Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR), under Section 151BU of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), from the December 2018 reporting period onwards.

Infrastructure record keeping rules Communications Monitoring Submissions due
October 2021

The ACCC made the Audit of Telecommunications Infrastructure Assets - Record Keeping Rules (Infrastructure RKR) in December 2007. The RKR requires specified carriers to report on the locations of their core network and customer access network (CAN) infrastructure.

Measuring Broadband Australia program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
31 August 2021

The Measuring Broadband Australia program provides Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband performance to assist their purchasing decisions.

Digital radio services Communications Access undertaking Finalised
19 March 2019

The ACCC administers the access regime for the digital radio access service under section 118 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (Radiocommunications Act).

Telstra's Migration Plan Communications Compliance assessment Ongoing
17 December 2020

The Migration Plan sets out the steps that Telstra will take to progressively migrate voice and broadband services from its copper and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial networks to the NBN.

Regional mobile issues Communications Monitoring Ongoing

During the domestic mobile roaming declaration inquiry, the ACCC received submissions from many regional stakeholders regarding regional mobile issues, such as inadequate mobile coverage and coverage information. At the end of the inquiry, the ACCC released a separate paper Measures to address regional mobile issues, which discussed a number of measures which could improve outcomes for regional mobile consumers.

NBN Co - Special Access Undertaking Communications Monitoring Finalised
27 April 2021

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.

 

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