The 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review examined how people use telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia and how regional communities can maximise the economic, social and future opportunities enabled by digital technologies and services.
The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (the...
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is required to report to the minister annually on competition in the Australian telecommunications sector and price changes for telecommunications services in Australia. This publication provides the ACCC’s report on these topics for the 2017-18 financial year.
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.
The number of complaints about telecommunications services in Australia decreased in the latter part of the reporting period, following an upwards trend partially caused by the rollout of the NBN.
The ACCC has released this public consultation and position paper for the fixed line telecommunications services declaration inquiry.
This report presents the research findings on the reported experience of both residential households (households) and small and medium-sized businesses (businesses) connecting to and using services delivered over the NBN.
BETA has partnered with the Australian Communications and Media Authority to develop a guide to help NBN providers present information to consumers more clearly. This guide challenges the assumption that people need more information to make better decisions, and suggests that less, clearer and more...
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...
This report details the ACCC’s recommendations, actions and findings in relation to a broad range of communications services, including broadband and voice services, aggregation and transmission services, data centres and content delivery networks and the internet of things.
Australians have embraced data-intensive applications, such as video-on-demand (VOD) services. Households now reasonably expect that they will be able to use these applications on demand, at any time of day— and, by implication, that infrastructure, networks and services will have the capacity to deliver this....
The Government is disappointed that after considering 191 submissions; holding 15 public hearings; receiving testimony from 179 witnesses; and undertaking three site visits, the Committee’s majority report and recommendations indicates a failure to understand the fundamentals of the NBN.
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.
This ACCC draft report for the communications sector market study includes the draft findings, proposed recommendations and proposed actions, in relation to a number of communications services across the retail and wholesale supply chain.
This report outlines the operations and performance of the Department of Communications and the Arts for the financial year ended 30 June 2017. It has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.
The committee notes that it is conducting a 'live' inquiry about the rollout of the NBN. As this report is being tabled, NBN infrastructure is being constructed and NBN customers are choosing plans from their Retail Service Providers (RSPs).
NBN Co's CEO has launched a blistering attack on the telecommunications industry, blaming an "overcompetitive" market and "land grab environment" for the slow speeds experienced by consumers.
The NBN company's chief executive, Bill Morrow, says the $49 billion project is rolling out on time and on budget, despite having to secure a special loan from the Federal Government late last year.
The $19.5 billion top-up is in addition to the Government's...
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.