This is a register of telecommunications services declared under Division 2 of Part XIC of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA).
There is no general right of access to telecommunications services – the service must first become a “declared service”. There are three ways that this can happen under Division 2 of Part XIC of the CCA.
First, the ACCC can first “declare” the relevant service under subss. 152AL(3) or 152AL(8A) of the CCA.
Second, the ACCC may accept a special access undertaking from the service provider. The services that are the subject of the undertaking will then become declared services under subss. 152AL(7) or 152AL(8E) of the CCA.
Third, an NBN corporation may publish a standard form of access agreement (SFAA). Services that are the subject of the SFAA become declared services under subs. 152AL(8D) of the CCA.
Upon declaration standard access obligations (Division 3 Part XIC of the Act) then apply.
The ACCC cannot declare a service or accept a special access undertaking without first giving access seekers and consumers the opportunity to comment. Similarly, the ACCC may vary or revoke declarations, or grant applications for exemption from standard access obligations for declared services, following public consultation.