Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Regulatory accounting framework Communications Review Finalised
2008

The ACCC first introduced the RAF RKR in 1999. The RKR set up a vertical and horizontal accounting separation model requiring separate reporting of asset, revenue and cost information for wholesale and retail activities.

Local carriage service & wholesale line rental pricing principles & indicative prices 2008-09 Communications Price determination Finalised
2009

The ACCC has taken the submissions into account in developing the final pricing principles and indicative prices. The final report was released on 6 August 2008.

Telstra LCS & WLR exemption inquiry 2007 Communications Access exemption Finalised
2008

On 22 August 2008, the ACCC decided to grant Telstra exemptions from the standard access obligations in respect of the supply of the local carriage service and wholesale line rental subject to a number of proposed limitations and conditions.

Unconditioned Local Loop Service pricing principles & indicative prices 2008-09 Communications Review Finalised
2009

In November 2007, as part of the ACCC's strategic review of the regulation of fixed services, the ACCC issued an Unconditioned Local Loop Service (ULLS) pricing principles determination. The final report was released on 4 June 2008.

Telecommunications transmission capacity service cost model & documentation Communications Price determination Finalised

The ACCC released the final version of the telecommunications transmission cost model in April 2008. The model was designed with the flexibility to calculate cost-based pricing for backhaul on any land based (terrestrial) or under sea (submarine) telecommunications transmission route in Australia.

G9 FANOC - Fibre to the node SAU Communications Access undertaking Withdrawn
2007

On 10 March 2008, FANOC formally advised that it was withdrawing the Special Access Undertaking.

Mobile terminating access service (MTAS) 2007 pricing principles and the WIK model Communications Price determination Finalised
2007

After considering interested parties’ submissions, the ACCC released the Draft MTAS pricing principles determination for the period 1 July 2007 to 31 December 2008.

Optus mobile terminating access service undertaking 2007 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
2007

On 16 February 2007 Optus lodged an ordinary access undertaking (Optus 2007 Undertaking) with the ACCC about the mobile terminating access service (MTAS).

Unconditioned Local Loop Service pricing principles 2007 Communications Price determination Finalised
2007

The LSS pricing principles and indicative prices were published as part of the ACCC's LSS declaration review. That review was finalised in October 2007. The ULLS pricing principles were issued separately in November 2007.

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.

Foxtel - digital set top unit service special access undertaking 2006 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
2006

On 14 March 2007, the ACCC accepted Foxtel's special access undertaking.

Copyright Guidelines 2006 Communications Guideline Ongoing

In November 2006 the ACCC released draft copyright guidelines to assist the Copyright Tribunal in the determination of copyright remuneration. Public submissions were due by 31 January 2007.

Foxtel - digital set top unit service special access undertaking 2005 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
2005

On 6 October 2005 Foxtel Management Pty Ltd and Foxtel Cable Television Pty Ltd (together, Foxtel) lodged a special access undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC under section 152CBA of the Trade Practices Act 1974, now Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act). The SAU relates to the terms and conditions of access to Foxtel’s digital set top unit service.

The ACCC released a discussion paper on Foxtel's SAU on 10 November 2005. Submissions on the undertaking were due by 14 February 2006.

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.

 

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