Competition among internet service providers (ISP) to perform well in the ACCC’s speed tests is delivering good results for fixed-line NBN customers, although some consumers continue to receive substantially slower speeds than typically available to other consumers on the same plan.
This third ACCC Measuring Broadband Australia (MBA) report, prepared for the ACCC by SamKnows, provides new data on the performance of NBN services from major ISPs.
On 26 October 2018, NBN Co provided the ACCC with a formal notice to withdraw its proposed variation to its SAU.
On 2 November 2018, the ACCC published a statement on the withdrawal of the SAU variation.
The rollout of 5G networks in Australia will have a significant impact on broadband markets, including the NBN, ACCC Chair Rod Sims said in a speech delivered at RadComms 2018 today.
Mr Sims said an interesting dynamic is developing between mobile networks and the NBN in Australia, because 5G networks will be the first generation of mobile technology capable of delivering broadband services comparable to fixed services in terms of speed and capacity.
“Mobile broadband services may become more of a viable substitute for fixed broadband,” Mr Sims said.
The ACCC has approved Telstra’s proposed variation to the NBN Migration Plan for Special Services.
The ACCC has agreed to an In Train Order (ITO) process being established which will provide business customers with a longer period before disconnection occurs where a valid order is in place for migration to the NBN.
ACCC Chair Rod Sims addresses the ACMA RadComms 2018 conference regarding competition issues and the 5G spectrum.