The ACCC has commenced a public inquiry to determine whether declaration of the Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS) remains appropriate in light of changes to the market, including the growth of commercial alternatives available to service providers, new NBN products for business customers and industry consolidation.
The ACCC has approved Telstra’s variation to the Migration Plan after determining that it complied with the Migration Plan Principles.
On 5 March 2018 the ACCC commenced an inquiry into the Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (DTCS) including whether to extend, vary or revoke the DTCS declaration.
On 1 March 2018, the ACCC made minor amendments to the Broadband performance monitoring and reporting record keeping and reporting rules (RKR) to simplify its operation and update the report format.
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).