Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Fixed line services FAD inquiry 2013 Communications Access determination Finalised
9 October 2015

On 11 July 2013 the ACCC commenced a combined public inquiry into making final access determinations (FADs) for a number of the fixed line services and the wholesale ADSL service (FAD inquiry). The fixed line services are the:

FAD inquiries - Non-price terms & conditions & supplementary prices Communications Access determination Finalised
24 August 2015

The ACCC has commenced consultation on non-price terms and conditions and supplementary pricing issues for a number of related declared services:

  • fixed line services and wholesale ADSL service
  • mobile terminating access service (MTAS)
  • domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS)

Given these inquiries will cover a number of related issues regarding non-price terms and conditions and supplementary pricing issues, the ACCC considers there are benefits in conducting a combined consultation process on these issues.

Information disclosure by NBN Co Communications Policy development Finalised
30 June 2015

The ACCC is consulting on what information NBN Co should disclose about the rollout of its network.

Mobile terminating access service FAD inquiry 2014 Communications Access determination Finalised
24 August 2015

The ACCC commences a public inquiry into making a final access determination for the Mobile Terminating Access Service (MTAS).

Domestic transmission capacity service FAD variation inquiry 2014 Communications Access variation Finalised
17 December 2014

On 7 November 2014, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into varying the 2012 domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS) final access determination (FAD).

On 17 December 2014, the ACCC concluded its inquiry into the variation of the 2012 DTCS FAD and released a final report. The ACCC has decided to vary the 2012 DTCS FAD so that it applies to the three regional routes and seven exchange serving areas re-regulated under the 2014 DTCS declaration. The varied 2012 DTCS FAD will commence on 1 January 2015 and will expire when a new DTCS FAD comes into operation.

ACCC past involvement in next generation networks Communications Policy advice Finalised

ACCC reports to the next generation networks discussions.

Fixed line services - FAD variation inquiry 2014 Communications Access variation Finalised
20 June 2014

On 17 April 2014, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry into varying the final access determinations (FADs) for the unconditioned local loop service (ULLS), line sharing service (LSS), wholesale line rental (WLR) service and local carriage service (LCS) to reflect the changes to the scope of fixed line services regulation.

This inquiry considered whether the ACCC should vary the LCS and WLR service FADs to reflect the ACCC’s recent decision to remove the regulatory ‘carve outs’ for the central business districts of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Mobile Terminating Access Service declaration review - 2013 Communications Access declaration Finalised
17 June 2014

The ACCC commenced an inquiry into whether to extend, vary or revoke the domestic mobile terminating access service declaration, or whether to make a new declaration.

Telstra's migration plan required measures Communications Compliance assessment Ongoing
20 Jul 2012

Telstra’s migration plan requires it to develop six 'required measures' that relate to the operating processes Telstra will follow when disconnecting customers from its copper and HFC networks.

This project page contains information and correspondence about Telstra’s Roadmap and Work Plan for the development of the required measures.

Telstra's migration plan required measures 1(a) & 1(b) Communications Compliance assessment Finalised
21 May 2014

This project page contains Telstra’s submission of required measures 1(a) and 1(b), which relate to ‘pull through’ NBN connection processes, and includes the ACCC’s consultation and assessment of these measures.

These required measures were approved by the ACCC on 21 May 2014 and are now part of Telstra’s migration plan. See Measures 1(a) & 1(b) approved.

Fixed line services declaration inquiry 2013 Communications Access declaration Finalised
17 April 2014

On 11 July 2013, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commenced a combined public inquiry into the declaration of the fixed line services.

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration 2013-2014 Communications Access declaration Finalised
28 March 2014

On 11 July 2013 the ACCC commenced an inquiry into the Domestic Transmission Capacity Service

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.

NBN Points of Interconnect POIs Communications Review Ongoing

In 2010, the Australian government asked the ACCC and NBN Co to publicly consult and agree the number and location of initial points of interconnection to the National Broadband Network that will best meet the long-term interests of end-users.

 

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