The effectiveness and intensity of competition in the Australian telecommunications industry is disturbed by uneven bargaining power, significant market power and the bottleneck nature of the upstream markets. This project surveys these elements in connection with the historical development and, in particular, with the process of opening the telecommunications market for competition. It evaluates the law of the telecommunications access regime and its challenges, issues and successes associated with this process in Australia.
This project is part of an international project led by Prof Sandra Marco Colino from the Chinese University of Honk Kong. It reflects the needs and a current tendency of South Asian countries to open their telecommunications markets for competition.