Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
NBN Co - Special Access Undertaking Communications Monitoring Ongoing
21 December 2020

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.

LBAS & SBAS declarations inquiry 2020 Communications Access declaration Submissions due
18 December 2020

The ACCC has commenced a public inquiry into future regulation of the superfast broadband access service (SBAS) and the local bitstream access service (LBAS).

Forms for functional separation undertakings Communications Guideline Finalised
18 December 2020

On 25 August 2020, amendments to the Telecommunications Act 1997 came into effect that enable superfast fixed line broadband networks serving residential customers to operate on a functionally separated basis (rather than a structurally separated basis).

Joint functional separation undertakings - permitted information sharing Communications Access determination Finalised
18 December 2020

On 18 December 2020, the ACCC issued the Telecommunications (Permitted Information Sharing for Joint Functional Separation Undertakings) Determination 2020. This determination specifies the kinds of information provided by carriers and carriage service providers to retailers that may be shared with wholesalers bound by a joint functional separation undertaking.

Further consultation on permitted information sharing Communications Access determination Submissions due
18 December 2020

The ACCC is conducting further consultation relating to permitted information sharing across all functional separation undertakings and is seeking feedback from relevant stakeholders.

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.

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.

Measuring Broadband Australia program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
4 December 2020

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

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

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

NBN Co SAU variation: extension to non-price terms Communications Access undertaking Ongoing

On 8 May 2019, NBN Co lodged a proposed variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC. The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) allows NBN Co to give the ACCC a variation to an SAU already in operation. The ACCC accepted NBN Co’s current SAU on 13 December 2013, following an extensive consultation process.

Spectrum competition limits Communications Policy development Submissions due
18 November 2020

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 Wholesale Market Indicators Report Communications Policy development Ongoing
12 Nov 2020

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 wholesale service standards inquiry Communications Inquiry Finalised
4 November 2020

On 2 November 2017, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry to determine whether NBN wholesale service standard levels are appropriate, and consider whether regulation is necessary to improve consumer experiences.

Inquiry into NBN access pricing Communications Inquiry Finalised
4 November 2020

On 14 October 2019, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into the prices that NBN Co charges access seekers to use the National Broadband Network (NBN) for supplying residential grade broadband services. The ACCC is considering whether regulatory intervention is necessary in respect of these access products, particularly basic speed access products.

 

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