Communications

ACCC seeking comment on Telstra's proposed FTTC migration plan

The ACCC is seeking feedback on a discussion paper detailing Telstra’s proposed variation to the NBN Migration Plan to facilitate the rollout of fibre to the curb technology (FTTC).

In 2015 the ACCC approved a revised Migration Plan which details how Telstra will progressively migrate existing customers’ telephone and internet services to multi-technology mix NBN services.

Telstra’s proposed variation will facilitate the rollout of FTTC by NBN Co as an access technology. The rollout of FTTC is planned to commence in 2018.

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.