Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011

Access to postal infrastructure.

34.— (1) In this section “postal infrastructure” includes—

(a) physical infrastructure, such as post office boxes and delivery boxes, and

(b) infrastructure in non-physical form, such as postcodes or addresses or arrangements made with others for the provision of any service.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the Commission may give a direction to a universal postal service provider requiring it to permit access to other postal service providers to its postal infrastructure on such conditions as the Commission may direct for that purpose.

(3) The Commission may give a direction under subsection (2) where it considers that it is necessary for either or both of the following purposes:

(a) to protect the interests of postal service users;

(b) to promote effective competition.