The ACMA has issued formal warnings to the telcos over their failure to lodge documents with Communications Compliance (CommCom) as they are required to do under the TCP Code. Under the code telcos must lodge documents by 1 April annually.
‘While this number of warnings may seem high, it actually reflects a trend of increasing compliance within the telecommunications industry, with the number of CommCom warnings down from 39 in 2014 and 95 in 2013,’ said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman.
In May 2015, CommCom announced that 391 telcos had lodged the required documentation for 2015, compared to 331 lodgers in 2014 and 225 in 2013.
“However, the ACMA will continue to work with industry to improve TCP Code compliance and we’ll remain vigilant about targeting those companies that persist in not complying.”
Chapman said further regulatory responses for other non-lodgers already subject to previous ACMA enforcement action are being considered.
The 24 telcos which have received warnings from ACMA are: Amnet Broadband, Novatel Telecommunications, Arcon Communications, Pluris Networks, Australian Power Control Systems, Rebtel Services, Blue Telecom, ReddeNet, Call Central Communications, Supercheap Telco, Christmas Island Internet Administration, Telco4u, Julie Veronica Foye, Tele-Talk, Cody Glen Heit, The Trustee for Kommunique Trust, Highway Internet Services, Vintek, Infiniti Telecommunications, Vocal Channels, Jimojo, We Solve It, Melbourne PC User Group Incorporated, Wire Networks.