ACCC issues final access determination for regulated transmission services

22 June 2012: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a final access determination (FAD) for the declared domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS).

Transmission, often referred to as backhaul, is a high capacity wholesale service that aggregates traffic (including data and voice) on other services and carries it between service providers’ points of inter-connection in different locations.  For example, inter-capital transmission may carry the combined traffic of an ISP’s customers between capital cities.

“Transmission is a key wholesale input to other communications services.  The FAD includes prices for regulated transmission services and sends an important signal to the industry about the prices that would be expected in a competitive market,” ACCC Commissioner Ed Willett said.

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