Regulatory projects

Title Industry Type Status
Mobile terminating access service declaration inquiry - 2018 Communications Access declaration Finalised

The ACCC commenced an inquiry into whether to extend, vary or revoke the domestic mobile terminating access service declaration, or whether to make a new declaration.

Mobile Terminating Access Service access determination inquiry - 2019 Communications Access determination Ongoing

The ACCC is holding a public inquiry under section 497 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) on whether to extend, vary, or revoke the current domestic mobile terminating access service (MTAS) final access determination (FAD).

Domestic transmission capacity service final access determination inquiry 2019 Communications Access determination Ongoing

On 5 June 2019, the ACCC released a consultation paper to formally commence a public inquiry into making a final access determination (FAD) for the domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS). The consultation paper seeks industry views on the pricing approach that the ACCC should adopt for the DTCS and the appropriate prices for newly-defined transmission route services, such as backhaul to regional mobile base stations.

NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report Communications Policy development Ongoing
21 May 2019

The ACCC proposes to publish a NBN Wholesale Market Indicators report which would provide, on a quarterly basis, visibility over the development of the wholesale market for NBN access services.

NBN Co SAU variation: extension to non-price terms Communications Access undertaking Ongoing

On 8 May 2019, NBN Co lodged a proposed variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) with the ACCC. The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) allows NBN Co to give the ACCC a variation to an SAU already in operation. The ACCC accepted NBN Co’s current SAU on 13 December 2013, following an extensive consultation process.

Digital radio services Communications Access undertaking Finalised
19 March 2019

The ACCC administers the access regime for the digital radio access service under section 118 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (Radiocommunications Act). 

Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Record Keeping Rules Communications Monitoring Finalised
16 May 2019

On 18 February 2019, the ACCC commenced a public consultation on its intention to undertake collection and analysis of competitive supply and pricing data for the Dark Fibre and NBN Wholesale Aggregation Services via new Record Keeping Rules (RKRs).

Measuring Broadband Australia program Communications Monitoring Ongoing
6 February 2019

On 7 April 2017, the Federal Government announced that it will fund a new broadband performance monitoring program to provide Australian consumers with accurate and independent information about broadband speeds.

Fixed line services FAD inquiry 2018 Communications Access determination Ongoing
31 March 2019

On 12 November 2018, the ACCC commenced a combined public inquiry into making final access determinations (FADs) for the six fixed line telecommunications services and the wholesale ADSL service.

ACCC assessment of internet interconnection arrangements Communications Update Finalised
2018

Internet interconnection refers to the arrangements individual networks make with other networks to exchange internet traffic. To access content on (or originating from) another service provider’s network, an internet service provider must interconnect directly or indirectly (via a third party network) with that service provider. The two types of commercial models for internet interconnection are transit and peering.

Copyright Guidelines 2019 Communications Guideline Finalised

The ACCC released draft guidelines for consultation in 2006, but did not proceed to finalise these guidelines as it considered that its participation in Copyright Tribunal proceedings would both test its new role under the Copyright Act and further inform the development of the guidelines. The ACCC considers it is now an opportune time to revise the draft Copyright Guidelines and move towards issuing final guidelines.

NBN wholesale service standards inquiry Communications Inquiry Ongoing
18 December 2017

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.

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.

Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR) Communications Monitoring Finalised
11 December 2018

The ACCC is undertaking the biannual collection and analysis of internet activity data through a new Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR), under Section 151BU of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), from the December 2018 reporting period onwards.

 

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