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Displaying items by tag: Structural separation

According to a new report from competition regulator the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Telstra breached obligations related to its Structural Separation Undertaking (SSU) in the past year.

Published in Technology Regulation

The ACCC’s annual report on Telstra’s compliance with its Structural Separation Undertaking (SSU) has been tabled in Parliament. Telstra needs to do more, it says.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 12:25

Telstra to stick with structural separation

In its submission to the Vertigan NBN report Telstra has argued in favour of its structural separation – so long as the regulatory framework of the NBN does not change too much.

Published in Technology Regulation

The ACCC has issued a damning report about Telstra’s non-compliance with its Structural Separation Undertaking (SSU) obligations under the NBN program. The report outlines seven areas in which Telstra allowed commercially sensitive information to pass between its wholesale and retail arms, putting its rival broadband providers at a disadvantage.

Published in Technology Regulation
Telstra has submitted to the ACCC drafts of the constitution and charter of the Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator (ITA) that it is required to set up under the structural separation undertaking given to, and recently approved by, the ACCC that sets out details of its participation in the NBN.
Published in Technology Regulation

Telstra has finalised its Definitive Agreements with NBN Co and the Commonwealth, clearing the way for its participation in the NBN and entitling it to payments from the government expected to be worth approximately $11b in post-tax net present value over the life of the agreements.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 23 February 2012 16:06

Telstra's participation in the NBN one step closer

Telstra has taken a significant step forward to completing its agreement to participate in the NBN with the lodgement today of a revised structural separation undertaking (SSU) with the ACCC.

Published in Technology Regulation

The ACCC has received three submissions: from AAPT, Optus and on behalf of Adam Internet, iiNet, Internode and TransACT all similarly critical of the revised structural separation undertaking submitted by Telstra to the ACCC last month.

Published in Technology Regulation

Macquarie Telecom has issued a damning assessment of Telstra's revised structural separation undertaking saying it fails to provide for equivalence, transparency, monitoring and compliance in an appropriate and effective manner.

Published in Technology Regulation

Communications minister senator Stephen Conroy has extended until 31 March 2012, the deadline by which Telstra must complete its structural separation. This takes the total extensions to 12 months, after a further six months legislation requiring Telstra to have instead completed functional separation will come into force.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Competitive Carriers' Coalition has fired another salvo at Telstra's plans for structural separation, branding Telstra's proposal for rebates if its wholesale services fail to meet specified performance levels as "[failing] to meet even the basic criteria which would be expected of a standard, commercially negotiated arrangement."

Published in Technology Regulation

The long planned structural separation of Telecom New Zealand that will see the operator of its access network hived off as a separately listed company, Chorus, has passed its last hurdle and will be completed on 30 November.

Published in Listed Tech

Telstra is seeking to allay the ACCC's concerns and the widespread industry opposition to its structural separation undertaking with plans to hold an industry forum, ahead of which it has released an issues paper.

Published in Technology Regulation

Ahead of the formal vote at today's AGM Telstra has revealed that the deal it has struck to participate in the NBN has received overwhelming support from shareholders.

Published in Strategy

Telstra has told shareholders that it does not expect any changes required by the ACCC to its proposed structural separation plans will have a material impact. This is very surprising given the strident and almost universal opposition to the plans from Telstra's competitors.

Published in Technology Regulation

Dominant carrier Telstra, has hit back at demands from its competitors to make public financial information relating to its proposed structural separation in the wake of the National Broadband Network, citing commercial sensitivity of some of the data.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 14:59

Carriers call on Telstra to open separation kimono

The anti-Telstra brigade of competing carriers has demanded that the dominant market player make public internal financial data associated with its proposed structural separation negotiated with the Federal Government as part of the move to the NBN.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 09:45

Competitors blast Telstra's NBN participation plans

The prospects for the ACCC accepting Telstra's structural separation undertaking - a prerequisite to Telstra participation in the NBN - are receding rapidly with Telstra's competitors making a highly critical submission to the ACCC's review of the undertaking.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Grant Samuel, the independent expert called on by Telstra to review its planned participation in the NBN under the definitive agreement, has backed the plan, concluding that Telstra will be $4.7b better off than under any alternative scenario.

Published in Listed Tech

The ACCC has started its public consultation of Telstra's structural separation undertaking and migration plan saying it believes significant changes must be made to the undertaking to make it acceptable.

Published in Technology Regulation
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