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Australia: ACCC wants for new ways to get smaller NBN resellers in the game

 |  October 30, 2017

Australia’s competition watchdog has suggested that the company behind the National Broadband Network (NBN) should look at introducing new ways to help smaller network resellers compete with larger players.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) published its draft Communications Sector Market Study report on October 30, detailing its review of competition in the sector.

The draft report makes 29 recommendations spanning a wide range of competition and consumer issues in communications markets, and follows a year-long market study.

“We’ve undertaken this market study to deepen our understanding of the communications market, and to make sure we have the right tools to address market failure, promote competition, and benefit consumers,” ACCC chairman, Rod Sims, said.

Among the areas of concern highlighted by the ACCC in its draft report was the finding that the competitiveness of smaller retail service providers may be impeded by their access to key wholesale inputs used to offer services on the NBN, such as aggregation services.

Full Content: ZD Net

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