Chairman Rod Sims outlines the role of the regulator in a changing economy, including recent actions the ACCC has taken on infrastructure pricing, against cartel conduct and to improve consumer protection.
The ACCC has published guidance for retailers on how to advertise speeds for NBN broadband services, including clearly identifying typical minimum speeds during peak periods.
The publication, Broadband Speed Claims – Industry Guidance, seeks to move retailers from advertising their services based on the maximum internet speeds that may be delivered during off-peak periods, to the speeds consumers can expect to achieve during the busy evening periods between 7pm and 11pm.
On 21 August 2017, the ACCC published guidance for retail service providers on how to advertise speeds for fixed-line broadband services, including clearly identifying typical peak speeds.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its sixth quarterly National Broadband Network Wholesale Market Indicators Report for the period ending 30 June 2017.
“The market indicators report is a key tool that provides transparency on the level of competition developing over the NBN,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today published a consultation paper inviting submissions on NBN Co’s revised variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU). NBN Co withdrew its original SAU variation and submitted a revised SAU variation in June 2017.
The main purpose of the revised variation is to incorporate fibre-to-the-node, fibre-to-the-basement and hybrid fibre coaxial technologies into the SAU, to reflect the current NBN model. Among other things, this has the effect of extending the current NBN pricing structure to these technologies.
On 2 August 2017, the ACCC published a consultation paper on NBN Co’s revised SAU variation, inviting submissions from interested parties. Submissions are due by 25 August 2017.
In July 2017, the ACCC received a request for advice on allocation limits for an auction of unsold spectrum in the 1800 MHz, 2 GHz, 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz spectrum bands (the omnibus spectrum).
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims has welcomed the entry of new mobile and fixed broadband competitors into the rapidly changing telecommunications market.
Addressing the Communications Day Unwired Revolution Conference in Sydney today, Mr Sims said there were encouraging signs that competition in the sector was healthy.