Sector: Telecoms

Foxtel Management Pty Ltd has provided the ACCC with a court enforceable undertaking following allegations that Foxtel breached sections 18, 32(2) and 36(4) of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) with a free television offer. During...

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The Coalition's NBN policy

Fibre flip-flop

April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 9 April 2013, the Coalition revealed its long-awaited plan to redesign the National Broadband Network (NBN). Unsurprisingly, the policy claims to deliver broadband more quickly than under the Federal Government’s current proposal and at a...

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As we reported in January 2013, the ACCC was left a few cards short following TPG’s successful appeal of Justice Murphy’s first instance findings, with the Full Federal Court holding that only TPG’s first television advertisement...

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Vodafail

Vodafail – The saga continues…

April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

You may remember the widespread problems Vodafone customers experienced in 2010 – 2011.  More than 23,000 customers complained of call drop outs, slow internet performance and poor reception.  This incident resulted in the birth of...

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The ACCC has indicated that its educative and engagement approach to the national unfair contract terms regime is over and has warned that it is now looking at enforcement. On 15 March 2013 the ACCC...

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On 12 March 2013, the DoJ announced that, after a thorough review, it has closed its investigation into the proposed merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The DoJ determined that the merger of the T-Mobile and...

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‘Cause you’ve gotta have FRANDs

February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 21 December 2012, the European Commission issued Samsung with a Statement of Objections in relation to Samsung’s conduct in the recent Apple-Samsung litigation saga. The EC’s preliminary view is that Samsung’s request for injunctions...

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TPG has had its $2 million fine substantially reversed on appeal but the ACCC is refusing to accept the second significant penalty reduction in the telecommunications arena. On 20 December 2012 the full Federal Court...

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Carsales gets coal in its stocking

December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has cited a likely reduction in competition in the online advertising market as the basis for its opposition to Carsales’ proposed acquisition of Trading Post. In August 2012, Telstra announced that it had...

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Justice Bennett v Justin Bieber

September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Full Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by two Australian mobile premium service providers against an earlier judgment that particular advertisements were misleading or likely to mislead consumers about continuing premium rate mobile phone...

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