In short, Commpete supports the ACCC’s proposal to amend the Record Keeping Rules (RKRs) to require mobile network operators (MNOs) to report details of any Commonwealth or state government co-funding of mobile sites. However, we believe this reporting obligation should be extended to require MNOs to indicate whether a co-funded site is included in any wholesale mobile coverage supplied to mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). This could be achieved with a simple yes/no statement in the template report, with exception reporting if a co-funded site happens to be included in some wholesale offers but not all.
Our alliance advocates strongly for real competition – To Legislators, Regulators and the Australian Public.
Submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s consultation on telecommunications infrastructure assets record keeping rules