Fixed line services

Under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act), the ACCC is able to declare and make final access determinations for listed carriage services if it considers it is in the long term interests of end users for it to do so. The ACCC regulates seven fixed line services.

Projects

Title Industry Type Statussort descending
Possible variation of the ULLS declaration 2007 Communications Access declaration Historical
May 2007

The ACCC's final view is that it is not satisfied that varying the ULLS service description at this time would promote the long-term interests of end users.

WLR, LCS & PSTN OA class exemptions variation Communications Access exemption Finalised
2008

On 18 November 2009, the ACCC released a final decision to vary the class exemptions for the WLR, LCS and PSTN OA services.

Fixed line services declaration inquiry 2018 Communications Access declaration Finalised
26 November 2018

On 31 August 2018, the ACCC released a public consultation paper and position paper for the fixed line telecommunications services declaration inquiry.

Wholesale ADSL declaration inquiry 2010 Communications Access declaration Finalised
2011

In April 2011, following further consultation with industry participants, the ACCC decided not to commence a declaration inquiry.

Access pricing principles for fixed line services review Communications Price determination Finalised
2010

Given the legislative changes under the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Act 2010, the ACCC suspended the review of the access pricing principles for fixed line services.

The ACCC continued to analyse submissions and new information received in response to the review of the access pricing principles.

Bundling in telecommunications markets Communications Information paper Finalised
2003

In August 2003 the ACCC released an information paper on bundling in the telecommunications industry.

Local number portability review & pricing principles Communications Guideline Finalised

The ACCC has outlined a number of pricing principles guidelines to refer to if required to arbitrate a number portability dispute.

Telstra exemption application: Optus cable network areas 2007 Communications Review Finalised
2007

On 11 November 2008, the ACCC issued a final decision rejecting Telstra's exemption application relating to the Optus HFC network

Unconditioned Local Loop Service pricing principles & indicative prices 2008-09 Communications Review Finalised
2009

In November 2007, as part of the ACCC's strategic review of the regulation of fixed services, the ACCC issued an Unconditioned Local Loop Service (ULLS) pricing principles determination. The final report was released on 4 June 2008.

Fixed line wholesale services pricing review 2009-2010 Communications Review Finalised
2010

On 3 December 2009 the ACCC announced a fundamental review of the Access Pricing Principles for telecommunications services. As a result of the review, the ACCC decided to maintain the current pricing principles and indicative prices for fixed line services until 31 December 2010.

Local carriage service & wholesale line rental pricing principles & indicative prices 2008-09 Communications Price determination Finalised
2009

The ACCC has taken the submissions into account in developing the final pricing principles and indicative prices. The final report was released on 6 August 2008.

Telstra - Unconditioned local loop service & line sharing service undertaking 2004 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
December 2004

In December 2004 Telstra lodged unconditioned local loop service (ULLS) and line sharing service (LSS) undertakings. The undertakings set out how Telstra proposes to meet its standard access obligations to supply these services. The ACCC released its final decision on Telstra's LSS connection and disconnection charge undertaking in April 2006.

Unconditioned Local Loop Service pricing principles 2007 Communications Price determination Finalised
2007

The LSS pricing principles and indicative prices were published as part of the ACCC's LSS declaration review. That review was finalised in October 2007. The ULLS pricing principles were issued separately in November 2007.

Telstra - Unconditioned local loop service access undertaking 2008 Communications Access undertaking Finalised
2008

On 22 April 2009 the ACCC decided to reject the Undertaking. The ACCC released a final decision to reject this Telstra & ULLS Undertaking on 28 April 2009.

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