ACCC telecommunications report 2016-17

This publication contains two reports: Competition in the Australian telecommunications sector, and Price changes for telecommunications services in Australia.

Request for advice - 3.6 GHz spectrum

On 8 March 2018, the ACCC received a request for advice from the Minister for Communications and the Arts regarding appropriate allocation limits for an auction of 125 MHz of available spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band in metropolitan and regional areas of Australia. The Minister has requested that the ACCC provide its advice by 30 April 2018.

The ACCC undertook targeted consultation with relevant stakeholders on a range of issues to inform its consideration.

The Minister's letter of request and the ACCC's consultation document are available below.

2018 compliance & enforcement priorities

In his annual CEDA address, Chairman Rod Sims launched the ACCC's 2018 Compliance and Enforcement policy. This year, the ACCC will focus on consumer issues in broadband services and energy, competition in the financial services and commercial construction sectors, systemic consumer guarantee issues, and conduct that may contravene the new misuse of market power and concerted practices provisions.