Communications

Sprint Telco pays penalty for unauthorised transfer

Sprint Telco Pty Ltd (Sprint Telco), a telecommunications provider, has paid a penalty of $10,800 following the issue of an infringement notice by the ACCC.

The ACCC issued the infringement notice because it had reasonable grounds to believe that Sprint Telco made a false or misleading representation to a consumer during a telemarketing call in October 2016, in which the consumer was transferred from Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra) to Sprint Telco.

ACCC finalises regulation of non-NBN high-speed internet services

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has finalised its decision on the regulation of high-speed internet services supplied by non-NBN fixed line networks.

The networks largely supply high-speed internet services in new housing estates and apartment buildings in central city locations. In many areas they supply internet services where the NBN does not offer services and provide customers in these areas with a limited choice of retailers of internet services.

Final decision

On 26 May 2017, the ACCC released its final report and decision on its inquiry to make final access determinations for the superfast broadband access service (SBAS) and local bitstream access service (LBAS).

Final decision

On 26 May 2017, the ACCC released its final report and decision on its inquiry to make final access determinations for the superfast broadband access service (SBAS) and local bitstream access service (LBAS).

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.