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ACCC will pressure NBN Co to disclose extra community particulars in revised quarterly stories

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The Australian Shopper and Competitors Fee (ACCC) has introduced that it is updating the quantity of knowledge it can embrace in its quarterly NBN wholesale stories. The up to date necessities that means extra detailed knowledge on the community and the sorts of connections getting used will now be publicly disclosed.

The NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report was initially established in March 2016, however a evaluation final December lead the ACCC to determine that additional transparency was wanted from each the Retail Service Suppliers (RSPs) and NBN Co.

Future stories will embrace data that beforehand wasn’t obtainable, such because the variety of NBN connections by their geographic area, community know-how, velocity tier, visitors class and Level of Interconnection (POI).

It is going to additionally embrace knowledge on the overall bandwidth capability bought by all the RSPs mixed, nonetheless it received’t be doable to find out how a lot every RSP has bought, because the ACCC discovered the knowledge to be “delicate” and open to misinterpretation because of the differing methods between telcos.

Whereas the latter data will not be made public, the ACCC will proceed to watch it internally to make sure shoppers will not be misled.