ACCC releases discussion paper on Telstra variations to the migration plan
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a discussion paper on
Telstra’s proposed variation to the migration plan.
The migration plan outlines how Telstra intends to migrate voice and broadband services from its
copper and hybrid fiber-coaxial networks to the National Broadband Network (NBN), as it is rolled out
The ACCC's role in assessing the migration plan is to ensure that it complies with the Australian
Government's 2015 Migration Plan Principles.
The variations to the migration plan proposed by Telstra include changes to:
• provide additional time for premises with an NBN order to be connected before mandatory
• amend the regime for the migration of Special Services (business grade services) to
accommodate moves toward a multi-technology NBN; and
• incorporate a number of interim migration and disconnection arrangements recently adopted
by Telstra and NBN Co with the ACCC’s consent.
The ACCC is undertaking a 28-day consultation period in relation to the proposed variation and seeks
feedback from interested parties on any competition or consumer issues which may result from the
variation. Interested parties are invited to make written submissions here by 20 June 2016.
For more information, please contact Anne-Marie Allgrove, Toby Patten or Matthew Dempsey.