Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Statussort descending
Telstra - PSTN originating & terminating access & local carriage service undertaking Communications Access undertaking Finalised
2006

The undertaking sets out how Telstra proposed to meet its standard access obligations to supply PSTN OTA and the LCS from 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2008.

Bundling RKR Communications Review Finalised
2006

In March 2003 the ACCC issued a record keeping rule (RKR) to Telstra seeking information to assess the effects of bundling on competition in telecommunications markets. The RKR requires Telstra to provide quarterly reports to the ACCC in relation to its various types of bundled services offered to residential customers.

The ACCC issued a revised bundling RKR to Telstra in March 2006 which includes various improvements to the information to be provided and specifies the reporting format to be used.

Wholesale ADSL declaration inquiry 2012 Communications Access declaration Finalised
2012

On 16 December 2011 the ACCC commenced an inquiry into declaration of wholesale ADSL services under section 152AL of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act).

The ACCC issued a discussion paper inviting submissions on whether declaration of wholesale ADSL services would promote the long-term interests of end-users.

On 14 February 2012 the ACCC decided to declare the wholesale ADSL service under section 152AL(3) of the Act.

Telstra - PSTN undertaking 1999 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
1999

Following consultation and analysis the undertaking was rejected and a final report outlining the decision was issued in July 2000.

Local Bitstream Access Service (LBAS) final access determination 2012 Communications Access determination Finalised
2012

On 3 October 2012, the ACCC made a final access determination (FAD) for the LBAS. A copy of the LBAS FAD is available on the public register of access determinations.

LSS declaration inquiry 2007 Communications Service declaration Finalised

The ACCC's strategic review commenced in December 2005 as an inquiry to examine the future regulation of certain fixed network services. In April 2007, the ACCC began a second stage of the review with the release of a position paper outlining a framework for the review of existing fixed services regulation and the principles that will guide future regulatory decisions.

NBN Co - special access undertaking 2013 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
13 Dec 2013

On 19 November 2013, NBN Co Ltd lodged a varied special access undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC.

Wholesale ADSL final access determination (FAD) 2013 Communications Access determination Finalised
2013

On 29 May 2013, the ACCC made a Final Access Determination (FAD) for the declared Wholesale ADSL Service.

Long distance mobile services Communications Service declaration Finalised
1998

On 8 October 1998, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into whether to declare under Part XIC of the Trade Practices Act 1974, a service which would enable service providers to supply the long distance transmission component of long distance and international calls made from mobile phones.

ACCC assessment of internet interconnection arrangements Communications Update Finalised
2018

Internet interconnection refers to the arrangements individual networks make with other networks to exchange internet traffic. To access content on (or originating from) another service provider’s network, an internet service provider must interconnect directly or indirectly (via a third party network) with that service provider. The two types of commercial models for internet interconnection are transit and peering.

Access codes - telecommunications facilities Communications Access declaration Finalised

On 18 September 2013 the ACCC decided to vary the Facilities Access Code.

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

The ACCC is intending to undertake 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. This follows a decision by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to discontinue producing its current Internet Activity Survey (IAS), with the June 2018 IAS being the final iteration.

Fixed line services variation inquiry 2012 Communications Access variation Finalised
2012

In accordance with clause 4.1B of the FADs, clause 4.1A of the FADs expired on 7 December 2012.

Advanced mobile phone system Communications Access declaration Finalised
2000

Following public consultation, the ACCC revoked both declarations relating to the AMPS service, as the closure of the AMPS network on 31 December 2000 made these declarations redundant.

 

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