Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Domestic transmission capacity service access determination 2011-12 Communications Access determination Finalised
2012

The ACCC published a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS) in June 2012. The DTCS FAD was published with an explanatory statement, a report from Data Analysis Australia (DAA) on the linear regression model used to develop the price terms in the FAD, a DTCS Pricing Calculator and a DTCS Route Category Workbook.

Establishment of the Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator Communications Dispute resolution Ongoing
Established 3 May 2012

On 3 May 2012, Telstra established the Office of the Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator (the ITA company).

Non-discrimination under Part XIC Communications Guideline Ongoing
April 2012

Non-discrimination provisions were introduced into Part XIC of the Act as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN) reforms.

The non-discrimination provisions apply to NBN corporations (such as NBN Co) and providers of Layer 2 bitstream services over designated superfast telecommunications networks (collectively referred to as 'network access providers').

The relevant provisions are:

Operational separation of Telstra Communications Monitoring Historical

Prior to the commencement of the Structural Separation Undertaking (SSU), Telstra was subject to an operational separation framework which was intended to promote equivalence between Telstra wholesale and retail customers.

Assessment of Telstra's SSU & draft migration plan Communications Compliance assessment Finalised
2012

On 6 March 2012, Telstra's Structural Separation Undertaking and Migration Plan came into force.

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.

Closure of South Brisbane (QLD) Exchange Communications Compliance assessment Finalised
2011

In July 2010, Telstra announced that it would be upgrading its existing copper network in South Brisbane to a fibre-to-the-premises network.

Final access determination for the Mobile Terminating Access Service - 2011 Communications Access determination Finalised
2011

On 8 December 2011 the ACCC released a final access determination (FAD) for the mobile terminating access service (MTAS) for the period 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2014.

Geographic exemption variation inquiry 2011 Communications Access variation Finalised
2011

On 16 December 2011 the ACCC released a final decision to vary the final access determinations (FADs) to remove the exemption provisions for the WLR, LCS and PSTN OA declared fixed line services.

Fixed line services final access determination (FAD) 2011 Communications Access determination Finalised
2011

On 20 July 2011 the ACCC made FADs for the declared fixed line services. The FADs are backdated to commence on 1 January 2011 and expire on 30 June 2014.

Wholesale ADSL declaration inquiry 2010 Communications Access declaration Finalised
2011

In April 2011, following further consultation with industry participants, the ACCC decided not to commence a declaration inquiry.

Access pricing principles for fixed line services review Communications Price determination Finalised
2010

Given the legislative changes under the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Act 2010, the ACCC suspended the review of the access pricing principles for fixed line services.

The ACCC continued to analyse submissions and new information received in response to the review of the access pricing principles.

Domestic transmission capacity service pricing review Communications Price determination Finalised
2010

On 23 November 2010, the ACCC issued a Position Paper announcing its proposed domestic benchmarking approach to transmission pricing.

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration 2009-2010 Communications Access declaration Finalised
2009

On 30 September 2010 the ACCC issued a final report varying the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS) declaration. In the final report the ACCC decided to vary the DTCS service description to include Ethernet network interfaces. The declaration expires on 31 March 2014.

 

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