Displaying items by tag: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Ok, so the creative renaming of the ACCC is my idea, and not Adderton’s, but Peter has done the sums, and clearly, the communications competition conundrum isn’t adding up - why were there no consumer protections put in when the TPG and Vodafone merger was approved?

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The ACCC has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from Visa AP (Australia) Pty Ltd and Visa Worldwide Pte Limited (together, Visa) "in relation to concerns that Visa may have limited competition in relation to debit card acceptance through its dealings with large merchants."

Published in Technology Regulation

The number of higher speed broadband services in Australia has exceeded 5 million for the first time, jumping from 4.9 million to over 5.2 million last quarter, according to a new report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Published in Telecoms & NBN

More than 7.4 million consumers are now connected to the National Broadband Network after the activation of 383,257 new services in the three months to the end of June, according to the competition regulator, the ACCC.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Friday, 08 November 2019 13:26

ACCC appeals court decision on TPG prepayments

The competition regulator, the ACCC, has appealed a Federal Court decision against telecommunications provider TPG for alleged false or misleading representations it made about ‘pre-payments’ customers had to make on its pre-paid internet, home telephone and mobile plans.

Australia’s competition regulator the ACCC says it has given price certainty for legacy wholesale telecommunications services with its decision to maintain existing price and non-price terms until 30 June 2024 for seven declared, or regulated, fixed line services.

Training college Unique has copped penalties of $4.165 million for breaches of consumer regulations - including enrolling consumers in VET FEE-HELP funded courses - and luring some consumers with the offer of free laptops to derive revenues from the Commonwealth, to their detriment.

Published in Education

Listed fintech company Identitii has announced it has been selected by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as one of just 10 companies to test the Consumer Data Right (CDR) ecosystem, which will enable Australia’s incoming open banking regime scheduled to go live from February 2020.

Published in Data

The widespread adoption of digital technologies by agricultural businesses is potentially one of the most important ways to stimulate improved rates of productivity growth in the farming sector, according to Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC.

Published in Strategy

Samsung has been taken to court by the competition regulator, the ACCC, over allegations it made false, misleading and deceptive representations in advertising the water resistance of various Galaxy-branded mobile phones.

Regulation of Australia’s domestic Mobile Terminating Access Service for mobile voice services is set to be continued by the competition regulator, the ACCC, but MTAS for SMS services will no longer be regulated.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, is taking the online comparison website iSelect to court over allegations of misleading or deceptive conduct and false or misleading representations in relation to its energy plan comparison service.

Published in Energy

Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, says lower prices and growing data services have been the key consumer benefits in the period 2017–18, with mobile phone services dropping by 8.3% in real terms, and fixed broadband prices falling by 1.5%.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has commenced a public inquiry as it considers the terms and conditions under which other telecommunications companies can use Telstra’s fixed-line services.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, says recent developments in the wholesale market for Internet interconnection services will boost competition in the supply of Internet connectivity and hosted services to corporate and government customers.

Celebrity endorsement scams are rife in Australia with people increasingly being caught out by fake advertising scams, prompting the competition watchdog, the ACCC, to call on Google, Facebook and Instagram to do more to crackdown on the “fake ads” to prevent scammers reaching potential victims.

Published in Security

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