Communications

2017 Consultation

On 16 May 2017 the ACCC released a public consultation paper regarding the future operation of the TEF RKR. Following the consultation process the ACCC decided to allow the TEF RKR to expire on 14 July 2017.

ACCC issues draft determination on NBN Co's 2015-16 revenue controls

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft determination accepting NBN Co’s submission on its revenue controls for 2015-16. The ACCC has also set out its view that NBN Co’s prices did not exceed the maximum regulated prices in 2015-16.

NBN Co must make a submission to the ACCC each year on its allowable revenues to cover the costs of providing its services. The ACCC then assesses this against the methodology in the Special Access Undertaking.

Telstra's compliance with Structural Separation Undertaking improving

Telstra’s compliance with its Structural Separation Undertaking (SSU) has continued to improve reports the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in a report tabled in Parliament today.

The SSU implements structural separation through the migration of Telstra’s fixed line voice and broadband services to the national broadband network (NBN). It also requires Telstra to not use wholesale customer information or migration processes to favour its own retail business during the transition to the NBN.

Required Measure 5(E)

On 17 February 2017, Telstra provided the ACCC with a proposed Required Measure 5(E) that details the managed disconnection process Telstra will use for the direct Special Services and Special Service Inputs covered by NBN Co’s White Paper 3 – namely Telstra’s wholesale domestic tail transmission capacity service.

ACCC to monitor Australia's broadband performance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement today that it will fund a new broadband performance monitoring program to provide Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband speeds.

The program will use hardware-based devices to perform remote testing of around 4,000 households to determine typical speeds on fixed-line NBN services at various times throughout the day.