Review of regulation of telecommunications customer cabling

November 7, 2018

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) regulates telecommunications customer cabling to ensure that minimum cabling requirements are in place to promote safety and maintain the integrity of the telecommunications network. While the policy and legislative basis for customer cabling regulation has not changed since its inception, the technical and commercial environment around it has seen significant changes in recent years.

Given the extent of developments within the telecommunications industry, it is timely to ask whether the risks that regulation was originally intended to mitigate are still present. If the risks remain, do they still require regulation and, if so, of what type and to what extent?

This review will focus on the regulation of the cabling work as performed by cabling providers. It does not examine the arrangements for the supply of telecommunications customer equipment and cabling products. It is intended that supply arrangements be addressed at a later stage following the development of the Equipment Rules, which are anticipated to be required under the new Radiocommunications Bill.

Energy Skills QLD will be forming a workgroup to prepare a submission to ACMA, If you would like to be a part of this group please contact Tim Roberts at

To read the full consultation paper please click here.

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