Communications

LTRCM 2016-17

Under Schedule 1E.1.2 of the SAU, the ACCC must publish an annual Long Term Revenue Constraint Methodology (LTRCM) determination in respect of the Annual Building Block Revenue Requirement (ABBRR), the Regulatory Asset Base (RAB) and the Initial Cost Recovery Account (ICRA) for the Initial Regulatory Period.

ACCC inquiry into NBN Wholesale service standards

The ACCC has today announced a public inquiry to determine whether NBN wholesale service standard levels are appropriate, and to consider whether regulation is necessary to improve customer experiences.
The inquiry will focus on the ability to enforce appropriate service standard levels at a wholesale level, including redress arrangements when consumers seek compensation at a retail level when those wholesale standards are not met.

Inquiry announced

On 2 November 2017, the ACCC commenced a public inquiry to determine whether NBN wholesale service standard levels are appropriate, and consider whether regulation is necessary to improve consumer experiences.

ACCC welcomes 5G but flags competition issues

The ACCC is rethinking the way it approaches spectrum competition issues ahead of the upcoming 5G auction, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said today.

At the RadComms conference in Sydney today, Mr Sims also urged government to take a long-term, consumer-centric approach to spectrum allocations.

“Traditionally, the ACCC has sought to prevent dominance of spectrum by any one licensee in particular bands. However, we are rethinking this approach,” Mr Sims told the conference.

ACCC issues extensive report on communications market

The ACCC has today published its draft report detailing its market study of the communications sector, which includes 29 recommendations spanning a wide range of competition and consumer issues in communications markets.

The year-long market study has seen the ACCC release an issues paper and consult with a wide range of industry participants and consumers, including considering 64 submissions and over 1000 responses to a consumer questionnaire and hosting a two-day industry forum.