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AUS: ACCC rejects Telstra's undertakings

ACCC rejects Telstra's undertakings for mobile services

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has made final decisions to reject Telstra's proposed terms and conditions for other carriers to interconnect with its analogue and digital mobile networks.

This follows a recent final decision by the ACCC to reject Telstra's proposed terms and conditions for interconnection with its fixed telephony network.

Mobile interconnection allows Cable & Wireless Optus and Vodafone's mobile phone customers to call users on Telstra's mobile networks.

Telstra submitted to the ACCC undertakings proposing the terms and conditions for other carriers to interconnect with its analogue and digital mobile networks. Under the Trade Practices Act 1974, the ACCC cannot accept an undertaking unless the terms and conditions are reasonable. The ACCC has made final decisions that the terms and conditions in the undertakings are not reasonable.

The final decisions are based on an assessment of the non-price terms and conditions in the undertakings. These non-price terms and conditions are identical to those contained in Telstra's undertaking for its fixed telephony network.

The rejection of the undertakings means that all Telstra's undertakings submitted to the ACCC have been rejected.

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