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.
The ACCC has released its eighth quarterly National Broadband Network Wholesale Market Indicators Report for the period ending 31 December 2017.
The report highlights a significant increase in Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) acquired, from 1.11 megabits per second (Mbps) to 1.52 Mbps per user since the September 2017 quarter, an increase of 37 per cent.
The Federal Court of Australia has today dismissed Vodafone Hutchison Australia’s (VHA) application for judicial review of the ACCC’s conduct in holding a public inquiry and making a draft decision not to declare a domestic mobile roaming service.
The ACCC published the draft decision in May 2017, in which it reached the preliminary view that there was insufficient evidence that the declaration of a wholesale domestic mobile roaming service would promote the long-term interests of end users (LTIE).
The ACCC has amended the Audit of Telecommunications Infrastructure Assets - Record Keeping Rules 2013 (Infrastructure RKR) following a public consultation process. The amendments updates the list of record keepers required to report under the Infrastructure RKR and clarifies the information required to be reported on mobile and fibre to the building infrastructure, and geographic boundaries for customer access networks.
In December 2017, the ACCC made the Broadband Performance Monitoring and Reporting Record Keeping and Reporting Rules (RKR).
In December 2017, the ACCC made the Broadband performance monitoring and reporting record keeping and reporting rules (RKR).
The ACCC has today released a discussion paper for its inquiry into NBN wholesale service standards. These standards are a key part of the commercial arrangements between NBN Co and internet service providers (ISPs) that affect NBN customer experiences.
The ACCC released a discussion paper on 18 December 2017. Submissions will close on 16 February 2018.
The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Optus Internet Pty Ltd (Optus), alleging it misled customers about the need to move quickly from its existing HFC network to the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The ACCC alleges that between October 2015 and March 2017, Optus made false and misleading representations by writing to its customers to advise it would disconnect their HFC service within a specified time period as the NBN was coming to their area.
On 14 December 2017 the ACCC released a public consultation paper regarding the NBN Services in Operation Record Keeping Rules (NBN SIO RKR) Disclosure Direction that forms the basis of the NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report.