Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Optus mobile terminating access service undertaking 2004 Communications Access undertaking Finalised

On 23 December 2004 Optus lodged an ordinary access undertaking with the ACCC about the mobile terminating access service (MTAS).

Mobile services review Communications Review Finalised

The ACCC announced a review of mobile services in March 2003 and released a discussion paper in April 2003.

Telstra - price control arrangements review 2004 Communications Review Finalised

During its 2004 review of Telstra's price control arrangements, the ACCC consulted with a wide range of stakeholders through two stages of written submissions and in 12 public meetings in metropolitan and regional areas of Australia.

Domestic transmission capacity service pricing principles Communications Price determination Finalised

During 2003-04, the ACCC conducted a public consultation on pricing principles for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS), releasing its final report in September 2004. In the final report, the ACCC made pricing principles for the DTCS but did not set indicative prices.

The DTCS is a generic service that can be used for transmitting voice, data or other communications between transmission points located throughout Australia.

Telstra - Line sharing service undertaking 2003 Communications Access undertaking Finalised

In September 2003 Telstra lodged an access undertaking with the ACCC specifying the terms and conditions upon which it undertakes to meet its standard access obligations to supply the line sharing service (LSS). The terms and conditions primarily relate to the pricing of the LSS and not to other matters of supply. The undertakings include service descriptions and a price list specifying Telstra’s proposed charges for the service outlined in the service description.

The ACCC released a discussion paper on Telstra's access undertaking for the LSS in December 2003.

Domestic transmission capacity service declaration 2003-04 Communications Access declaration Finalised

Following a public inquiry in 2003-04, a new declaration for the domestic transmission capacity service started on 1 April 2004 and expired on 31 March 2009.

Dispute resolution guidelines review Communications Review Ongoing

The ACCC released the current guide to the resolution of telecommunications access disputes in March 2004.

Accounting separation regime framework review Communications Review Finalised

The ACCC has consulted with industry regarding the process involved in developing the initial and subsequent accounting separation reports.

Telstra core services access undertaking Communications Access undertaking Finalised

In December 2004 the ACCC released a final decision reiterating its draft views on LCS and PSTN.

Local number portability review & pricing principles Communications Guideline Finalised

The ACCC has outlined a number of pricing principles guidelines to refer to if required to arbitrate a number portability dispute.

Model price terms and conditions Communications Price determination Finalised

The ACCC held a consultation process about model price terms and conditions for the public switched telephone network (PSTN), unconditioned local loop service (ULLS) and local carriage service (LCS).

Bundling in telecommunications markets Communications Information paper Historical

In August 2003 the ACCC released an information paper on bundling in the telecommunications industry.

Mobile terminating & originating access pricing principles Communications Price determination Finalised

In March 2002 the ACCC varied the GSM termination services declaration to make it technology neutral.

Local carriage service access exemption Communications Access exemption Finalised

In July 2002 the ACCC granted two separate exemptions in response to an application from Telstra for exemption from its obligations to supply the local carriage service to its competitors in CBD areas of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbance, Adelaide and Perth.