Communications

Draft Report

On 5 December 2018, the ACCC released a draft report on the review of the declaration for the DTCS. The ACCC has formed the preliminary view to vary and extend the DTCS declaration for a further five years.

ACCC to continue Telstra's fixed line services regulation

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).

Guidance review

The ACCC has published its Report on effectiveness of broadband speed claims guidance and consultation on further enhancement which assesses the effectiveness of the guidance and seeks input on updating it.