The ACCC has today released a draft report proposing that its declaration, or regulation, of Australia’s Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS) continue for a further five years, after the current arrangement expires on 31 March 2019.
The ACCC has decided to extend the declaration of Telstra’s six fixed line telecommunications services to 30 June 2024.
Retail telecommunications service providers use Telstra’s copper network and other fixed line infrastructure to provide retail voice and broadband services to Australian consumers.
The six regulated, or declared, services are the unconditioned local loop service (ULLS), line sharing service (LSS), wholesale line rental (WLR), local carriage service (LCS) and fixed originating and terminating access services (FOAS and FTAS).
Almost 4.5 million residents now have an NBN broadband connection at home, and nearly half of them are on fast plans with speeds of 50Mbps or more, the latest ACCC quarterly Wholesale Market Indicators Report shows.
The ACCC’s report for the September quarter shows the number of NBN residential broadband connections rose from about 4.1 million last quarter (up almost 8.6 per cent).