Thursday, 16 May 2019 10:22

No need for dark fibre, NBN aggregation providers to report to ACCC

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No need for dark fibre, NBN aggregation providers to report to ACCC Courtesy NBN Co

Competition in the market for NBN aggregation services is developing as the rollout of Australia's broadband network continues and there is, therefore, no need to ask dark fibre and wholesale aggregation service providers to provide pricing and supply data, the ACCC says.

The competition watchdog said in a statement that it had begun an inquiry into this in February after concerns were raised about the level of competition during its Communications Markets Study.

The public consultation on proposed record-keeping rules would have meant that dark fibre providers and NBN wholesale aggregation service sellers would have to retain information about supply and pricing and send it to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission every three months.

“We have seen significant recent developments in this market, including the entry of more providers, a bigger variety of products, and more reliable passing through of NBN price discounts and product launches to wholesale customers,” ACCC commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said.

The statement said the ACCC had also noted alternatives to dark fibre and NBN aggregation services were increasingly available.

Investment in domestic transmission capacity service had boosted access to backhaul at competitive prices, and NBN Co’s NNI Link product also allowed service providers to directly access NBN services.

“We will continue to monitor these markets as the NBN rollout progresses, and will reconsider the issue if we see competition diminishing,” Cifuentes said.


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Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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