Telecommunication systems

Report

4 Dec 2018

This review illustrated that there are compelling factors for significant additional capital investment in telecommunications infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities and economy-wide benefits that are available for the people in regional, rural and remote Australia.

Report

Report to the Minister for Communications and the Arts
15 Nov 2018

This report summarises the outcomes of submissions, consultations and interviews regarding the proposals canvassed in the initial consultation paper, and proposes a number of recommendations and reforms to ensure that consumers have access to an effective and efficient complaints handling procedures, as well as appropriate...

Discussion paper

15 Nov 2018

This consultation paper is seeking your views on proposals to support reliability of services (Part B). The paper is focused on proposals for reliable telecommunications services, including reasonable timeframes for connections, fault repairs and appointments.

Discussion paper

31 Aug 2018

The ACCC has released this public consultation and position paper for the fixed line telecommunications services declaration inquiry.

Discussion paper

7 Aug 2018

The Mobile Terminating Access Service (MTAS) is a wholesale service that allows consumers on different mobile networks to make calls or send SMS to each other. The ACCC has released this discussion paper inviting submissions on whether the MTAS should continue to be declared and...

Discussion paper

5 Jul 2018

This consultation paper sets out the problems and complexities that consumers face when navigating current regulatory and institutional arrangements and proposes reforms to address these problems.

Discussion paper

7 Jun 2018

Telecommunications services are vital to participate in modern society. Business, education, health, social and safety activities all rely on connecting with others, and those without functional and reliable telecommunications services risk being left out. The Committee has released this issues paper, which provides an outline...

Report

4 Dec 2017

The review includes the views of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s many and diverse stakeholders, and reflects the environment of dynamic change occurring in the policy, technology and social sphere of the telecommunications industry.

Discussion paper

1 Dec 2017

The ACCC has released this discussion paper on Telstra’s proposed variation to the migration plan to facilitate the rollout of 'fibre to the curb' for the NBN, together with some other proposed variations to the plan.

Audio

22 Oct 2017

Will speeds provided by the new 5G network make home internet connections redundant?

Annual Report

18 Oct 2017

The past year has seen a significant increase in the number of complaints, after five years of decline. The Ombudsman has responded to this with an increase in staff numbers and changes to the structure of the organisation.

Audio interview

18 Oct 2017

For the first time ever, complaints about internet services to the TIO are higher than complaints about mobile phones.

Strategy

12 Oct 2017

5G is the next step in the evolution of mobile wireless communications technology. This paper outlines the immediate actions for the federal government to take that will support the timely rollout of 5G in Australia.

Commentary

7 Aug 2017

Backers of 5G promise breathtaking speed and ultra-reliability. But does Australia need its own vision for the new wireless networks? Jock Given takes a closer look.

Discussion paper

Positions and Consultation paper 5
20 Jul 2017

This ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce position paper outlines reforms to enhance ASIC’s access to telephone intercepts for the investigation and prosecution of serious corporate law offences.

Working paper

10 Jul 2017

This working paper analyses the trends in household expenditure on communications services, as well as pricing and inclusions for both fixed and mobile services.

Report

Productivity Commission Inquiry Report no.83
19 Jun 2017

This report argues that in a digital age, the voice-based telecommunications universal service obligation (TUSO) is anachronistic and costly and should be wound up by 2020.

Report

20 Dec 2016

The NBN network (NBN) is an Australia-wide project to upgrade the existing fixed-line phone and internet network. Since 2009, NBN Co Limited (NBN Co)—a wholly Australian Government-owned company—has been tasked to build, design and operate Australia’s first national wholesale-only, open-access network.

Migrating to...

Report

14 Dec 2016

5G means seamless connectivity. Ultra-fast and ultra-reliable, transmitting massive amounts of data at super low latency. It will support the ever increasing requirements of the existing network and new applications as unknowable today as the 4G services we take for granted would have been a...

Report

17 Oct 2016

This report by the Bureau of Communications Research provides an overview of the communications sector’s impact and influence as a critical enabler of economic and social activity in Australia.

The report discusses three main developments that are affecting the sector, including the merging of...

Overview

 

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