Sunday, July 31, 2011

Telstra Files its Structural Separation Plan

Telstra officially filed a Structural Separation Undertaking (SSU) and Migration Plan with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), paving the way for the decommission of the Telstra copper network and eventual migration of traffic onto the new fibre infrastructure of Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN).

The Structural Separation Undertaking (SSU) has two components:

  • it commits Telstra to structural separation by 1 July 2018. This will occur through the progressive disconnection of fixed voice and broadband services on Telstra's copper and HFC networks, and subsequent migration of these services onto the NBN;

  • it sets out the various measures which Telstra will put in place to provide for transparency and equivalence in the supply of regulated services to its wholesale customers during the transition to the NBN.

A public consultation is expected soon.