ACCC Chair Rod Sims addresses the ACMA RadComms 2018 conference regarding competition issues and the 5G spectrum.
The ACCC says recent developments in the wholesale market for internet interconnection services will boost competition in the supply of internet connectivity and hosted services to corporate and government customers and lead to a better online experience for end-users.
Optus, Telstra, and TPG have recently published the criteria on which they will consider peering with other internet service providers (ISPs), detailing the requirements other providers need to achieve in order to directly interconnect with them on a settlement free basis.
The ACCC has commenced proceedings against Optus, alleging it made false or misleading representations to consumers in relation to its third-party billing service known as ‘Direct Carrier Billing’ (DCB).
Optus has admitted that it made false or misleading representations in contravention of the ASIC Act, and has agreed to apply jointly with the ACCC for orders from the Federal Court.