ACCC begins consultation on establishment of Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator

29 March 2012:  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today released a discussion paper inviting comment on draft documents relating to Telstra’s establishment of an Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator (ITA).  “The confidence of Telstra’s wholesale customers in the ITA will be important to ensure the success of Telstra’s interim equivalence and transparency commitments and its obligations under the migration plan,” ACCC chairman Rod Sims said. Telstra’s structural separation undertaking requires Telstra to implement a number of dispute resolution processes, including an ITA scheme.

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