Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
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.

Fixed network & local services pricing principles & indicative prices 2006-2007 Communications Price determination Finalised
2006

The ACCC released its final indicative prices in November 2006. The indicative prices relate to the 2006 and 2007 calendar years.

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.

Telstra - Unconditioned local loop service monthly charge undertaking 2005 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
2005

In December 2005 Telstra submitted two unconditioned local loop service (ULLS) undertakings. The undertakings set out how Telstra proposed to meet its standard access obligations to supply the ULLS for the period from 1 January 2006 to 30 June 2007 and from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008 respectively.

The undertakings related to the monthly charge Telstra proposed to charge for the ULLS.

The ACCC released Telstra's undertakings on 16 January 2006.

The ACCC released its final decision to reject the undertakings in August 2006.

Local services review 2005 Communications Access declaration Finalised
2005

The ACCC released its final indicative prices in November 2006.

Hutchison mobile terminating access service undertaking 2005 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
October 2005

On 23 June 2006, the ACCC issued its final decision to reject Hutchison's undertakings.

Telstra - Unconditioned local loop service & line sharing service undertaking 2004 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
December 2004

In December 2004 Telstra lodged unconditioned local loop service (ULLS) and line sharing service (LSS) undertakings. The undertakings set out how Telstra proposes to meet its standard access obligations to supply these services. The ACCC released its final decision on Telstra's LSS connection and disconnection charge undertaking in April 2006.

Vodafone mobile terminating access service undertaking 2004 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
November 2004

The ACCC released a Final decision on the Vodafpne MTAS undertaking on the 31 March 2006

 

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