The board of the NBN has comprehensively failed in its core mission and should resign to allow an in-coming government to save the project, Commpete said today.
Commpete revealed that a long history of research backs up the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) decision to take a steadfast approach to the appraisal of the proposed merger between TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison.
The submission calls for five core policy reforms:
Creating right of access to mobile networks for challengers
Giving the NBN Co CEO a KPI target of 30% market share for competitor brands
A Write down of NBN
Competition Impact Statement developed to support government and regulator policy
A Commitment to structural separation principles of NBN
Australia must put competition back at the centre of communications policy and aim to reverse market concentration if it is to recapture the vision that inspired the NBN, Australia’s competitive digital communications alliance, COMMPETE, warns today at CommsDay Summit 2018.
The public spat about whether NBN’s prices made gigabit broadband unaffordable, or whether Australians were uniquely uninterested in superfast broadband was a silly, circular argument showing the Federal Government must write down its NBN investment, the CCC said today.
The release of the ACCC’s first draft report of its wide-ranging Communications Market Study is a significant milestone in shaping appropriate future regulation of the rapidly changing telecoms and communications sector.
The need to abolish the intolerably opaque and out of date Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation can no longer be ignored after today’s damning Productivity Commissions report, the Competitive Carriers Coalition said.
The Federal Court’s rejection of Telstra’s attempt to overturn an ACCC ruling on prices for its monopoly services shows yet again that Telstra’s willingness to use the courts to undermine industry certainty, even when it has the flimsiest case.