Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Record Keeping Rules Communications Monitoring Finalised
16 May 2019

On 18 February 2019, the ACCC commenced a public consultation on its intention to undertake collection and analysis of competitive supply and pricing data for the Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Services via new Record Keeping Rules (RKRs).

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.

Copyright Guidelines 2019 Communications Guideline Finalised

The ACCC released draft guidelines for consultation in 2006, but did not proceed to finalise these guidelines as it considered that its participation in Copyright Tribunal proceedings would both test its new role under the Copyright Act and further inform the development of the guidelines. The ACCC considers it is now an opportune time to revise the draft Copyright Guidelines and move towards issuing final guidelines.

Fixed line services declaration inquiry 2018 Communications Access declaration Finalised
26 November 2018

On 31 August 2018, the ACCC released a public consultation paper and position paper for the fixed line telecommunications services declaration inquiry.

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration inquiry 2018-2019 Communications Access declaration Finalised
1 April 2019

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.

NBN Co SAU variation 2017 Communications Access undertaking Finalised

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.

On 25 January 2018, the ACCC extended its decision making period in respect of NBN Co’s proposed SAU variation.

Access to Telstra exchange facilities (TEF RKR) Communications Review Finalised
June 2017

Following a consultation process, the ACCC has extended the operation of the TEF RKR (with some minor variations) for another 3 years until 14 July 2014.

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

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

NBN Co SAU variation Communications Undertaking variation Finalised
April 2017

On 27 May 2016, 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.

SBAS Final Access Determination Inquiry 2016 Communications Access determination Finalised
26 May 2017

On 29 July 2016, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry to make a final access determination (FAD) for the superfast broadband access service (SBAS) under section 152BC of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act). This followed the release of the ACCC’s decision to declare the SBAS on 29 July 2016.

LBAS Final Access Determination Inquiry 2015 Communications Access determination Finalised
26 May 2017

On 7 April 2015, the ACCC commenced an access determination inquiry in relation to the Local Bitstream Access Service (LBAS) as required under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the CCA).

Telstra's Structural Separation Undertaking Communications Monitoring Ongoing

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

Wholesale ADSL service declaration inquiry 2016 Communications Access declaration Finalised
14 October 2016

On 4 July 2016 the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into whether the wholesale asymmetrical digital subscriber line (ADSL) service should continue to be declared.

Domestic transmission capacity service final access determination inquiry 2014 Communications Access determination Finalised
21 April 2016

On 23 May 2014, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into making a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS). The ACCC has commenced consultation on the primary price terms, with the release of a consultation paper on 23 July 2014.

The ACCC is consulting separately on non-price terms and conditions for the DTCS. On 25 March 2015, the ACCC released its draft decision on non-price terms and conditions, following a joint consultation process for a number of declared services, including the DTCS.

 

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