On 4 August 2016, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced a market study into the Australian communications sector. The study will examine a range of issues regarding competition and efficiency in the sector, including: • trends and issues that are likely to significantly affect the efficiency and level of competition in relevant communication markets over the next 3 to 5 years; • the effect of consolidation, structural change and emerging business models in the Australian communications sector on efficiency and competition; • whether the transparency and comparability of consumer product information and costs of switching service provider impede competitive outcomes; and • whether the current ACCC regulatory focus is appropriate to meet the requirements of the changing communications landscape. The ACCC will release an issues paper and a draft of its findings before it completes the market study in 2017. Parties are invited to register their interest in the study by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please contact Anne-Marie Allgrove, Toby Patten or Matthew Dempsey.