Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Facilities Access Code Review 2018 Communications Review Ongoing

The ACCC’s A Code of Access to Telecommunications Transmission Towers, Sites of Towers and Underground Facilities (the Facilities Access Code) was made under Clause 37 of Part 5 of Schedule 1 of the Telecommunications Act 1997. It governs how access to certain telecommunications facilities owned by telecommunications carriers, including mobile towers and underground ducts, is provided to other carriers seeking to install their equipment on or in those facilities.

Access to Telstra exchange facilities (TEF RKR) Communications Review Finalised
June 2017

Following a consultation process, the ACCC has extended the operation of the TEF RKR (with some minor variations) for another 3 years until 14 July 2014.

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.

Building Block Model Record Keeping Rule Communications Review Finalised
2013

On 28 June 2013, the ACCC varied the BBM RKR after completing its variation inquiry.

Division 12 Record Keeping Rule Communications Review Finalised
2013

The RKR applicable to the 2012-13 reporting period is the Division 12 RKR (August 2010).

Telstra - retail price control arrangements review 2010 Communications Review Finalised
2010

Following the 2011 review by the DBCDE, the Determination was amended to effect its operation for two more years with some amendments until 30 June 2014.

Fixed line wholesale services pricing review 2009-2010 Communications Review Finalised
2010

On 3 December 2009 the ACCC announced a fundamental review of the Access Pricing Principles for telecommunications services. As a result of the review, the ACCC decided to maintain the current pricing principles and indicative prices for fixed line services until 31 December 2010.

Telstra exemption application: Optus cable network areas 2007 Communications Review Finalised
2007

On 11 November 2008, the ACCC issued a final decision rejecting Telstra's exemption application relating to the Optus HFC network

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.

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.

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.

Mobile services review Communications Review Finalised
2005

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
2004

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.

Dispute resolution guidelines review Communications Review Ongoing
2004

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

 

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