The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced it has authorised the agreement between NBN Co and Optus for the migration of Optus’ HFC subscribers to the NBN and decommissions parts of the company’s HFC network.


Announced last June, the NBN Co described the decision by the regulator as a major milestone that underpinned the progress of the network’s rollout.


“The migration of Optus’ cable customers supports the NBN’s business case and confirms the network as the cornerstone of Australia’s digital communications future,” NBN Co’s CEO Mike Quigley said.


“Today’s final decision by the ACCC marks a further move towards a new industry structure in which open access to the NBN will allow any telecommunications and internet service provider the opportunity to offer a service to any customer via either fibre, fixed wireless or satellite.”