Carriers and transportation service providers are required to submit quarterly reports on access agreements with the ACCC. One of the problems identified by the ACCC in its review was that access applicants did not receive sufficient information on co-location opportunities prior to the construction of new sites. It has been argued that these limited opportunities for cooperation in the design and construction of new towers as well as opportunities for co-construction. The fifth part of Schedule 1 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Telco Act) contains legislation that gives access to telecommunications companies: the Council was created following Hilmer`s reforms in 1995. It is made up of one chair and three other members, who primarily advise on competition issues and make recommendations for access returns. The quarterly report on access agreements contains information contained in section 152BEA, CCA. This also applies to any access or modification agreement: the ACCC`s vision of pstn access costs will also have a direct impact on its view of the cost of providing LSP and other services based on the NHSP. ISPs are required to submit a quarterly report on ACCC access agreements within 30 days of the end of each quarter. The ACCC cannot extend this submission date. The ACCC will be able to refer to this information on our costs and revenues during its implementation and market access investigations. Similar accounting rules apply to both Optus and Vodafone. AAPT and Primus are required to follow the same rules, but only with respect to retail services.
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) is an industry-funded organization that was created to investigate and resolve complaints from private customers about telecommunications services and corporate access disputes. Participation is mandatory for all air carriers and most transportation service providers, unless the ACA is excluded from the ACA. The ACCC also plays a role in the access system; in particular, it participates in the resolution of access disputes, the registration of access contracts and can assess and accept commitments made by declared service providers. The Facility passcode was developed by the ACCC in accordance with Schedule 1 to make use of this legal right of access. All air carriers must comply with the access code for facilities as a condition of their carrier licence, even if they are (and often) able to enter into commercial agreements (master access agreements) to regulate access with other air carriers. The facility access code applies in the absence of an agreement. Air carriers must also comply with the accC access code for underground facilities and certain towers and locations.