In 2016 we completed our 5-yearly review of Schedule 1 of the Telecommunications Act and confirmed we will investigate whether Spark’s resale voice services should be deregulated.
Schedule 1 of the Telecommunications Act contains the regulated wholesale services. Each of the wholesale services that are the subject of this review are used by retail service providers to supply the most common retail telecommunications services to end-users.
As markets evolve, new retail services are developed and wholesale service providers can face increased competition, to an extent that it may no longer be necessary to mandate access to a service through Schedule 1. To this end, we are obligated to periodically consider whether there are reasonable grounds for commencing an investigation into whether the service should be omitted from Schedule 1.
We review each service at least every 5 years by assessing whether competition may have developed to such an extent that continued regulation is no longer needed to promote competition in telecommunications markets for the long-term benefit of end-users.
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