Communications

Federal Court rejects Vodafone’s judicial review of roaming inquiry

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).

2017 Infrastructure RKR amendments

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.

Optus in court for allegedly misleading 20,000 customers about moving to the NBN

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.