The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its draft decision for the declared superfast broadband access service (SBAS) and the local bitstream access service (LBAS). The draft determination outlines the prices retail service providers will pay, in the absence of a commercial agreement, to acquire NBN-like fixed line superfast broadband wholesale services on non-NBN networks.
On 31 October 2016 Telstra submitted a rectification proposal relating to a breach (in the ACCC’s view) of its Structural Separation Undertaking.
Telstra has commenced reporting to the ACCC each quarter on the number of HFC new connections, and SIOs by HFC distribution area, to provide visibility over whether out-of-the-ordinary demand for Telstra HFC services is emerging in areas subject to HDA activity.
NBN Co has established quarterly reports to assist the ACCC to test for potential advantages to Telstra in downstream markets from early access to NBN funded HFC lead-ins, or from outcomes that outperform those achieved by other NBN access seekers where Telstra is the NBN service delivery partner.
On 6 December 2016, Telstra provided the ACCC with a proposed Required Measure 5(A).
Required Measure 5(A) details the proposed process Telstra will use for the managed disconnection of direct Special Services and Special Service Inputs covered by NBN Co’s White Paper 1 – for the Ethernet Lite BDSL and Wholesale BDSL.
Required Measure 5(A) only applies where these services are supplied to premises to which NBN Co will deliver services using fibre to the premises, fibre to the basement or fibre to the node.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s new report into potentially unfair contract terms details its review of 46 contracts across seven industries, which resulted in a range of businesses making changes to their small business standard form contracts.
The ACCC will begin enforcing the new law this week [Nov 12], when consumer protections against unfair contract terms are extended to include up to 2 million Australian small businesses.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its quarterly National Broadband Network Wholesale Market Indicators Report for the period ending 30 September 2016, detailing the size and structure of emerging wholesale access markets.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today released a discussion paper as part of its inquiry into whether to declare a wholesale domestic mobile roaming service.
Domestic mobile roaming would allow consumers to access mobile services through another operator’s network when outside of the coverage area of their service provider.