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Australian regulator tells Telstra to cap wholesale prices

The Australian regulator, the ACCC, has set the prices that Australian incumbent Telstra can charge rivals for wholesale access to its ADSL network. The watchdog said that it has commenced an inquiry into access to the network, and in the interim declared prices that will apply for the next 12 months. The ACCC has told Telstra that it must allow rivals to use its network in order to improve broadband competitiveness in the county. In a statement the ACCC said that, “Telstra currently retains dominant positions in the markets for both retail and wholesale fixed-line broadband services. Despite the deployment of competitive broadband infrastructure in some areas over the past decade, competition in the supply of ADSL services is not effective.”

Apple escapes Australian two-year warranty commitment

Australian carrier Telstra has agreed to offer warranties on all handsets that match the length of the contract to which the handset is attached. But the Apple iPhone is not covered by the agreement, raising concern at the Australian competition authorities.

Telstra price proposals shot down

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Monday rejected Telstra Corp.’s Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) Originating and Terminating Access Services and Local Carriage Service price proposals. The Australian watchdog said in a statement that Telstra’s proposals were not reasonable and would involve a substantial reduction in the headline LCS prices. It suggests the […]

Telstra loses out in pricing dispute

Just when it looked like things could not get worse for Australian carrier Telstra, they do. On Tuesday, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) slapped the incumbent operator with a request that it reduces access charges for its local loop network, a term commonly referred to as local loop unbundling (LLU). The ACCC is […]

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