3.4 Costs and benefits

Potential impacts to both the industry and to consumers (intentional and unintentional) arising from new or modified requirements need to be identified and examined. Examples include:

  • imposts or delays for manufacturers and importers.
  • additional compliance costs and testing.
  • delays or barriers to market entry.
  • risks to telecommunication networks (e.g. safety, quality of service (QoS), reliability, bushfires, earthquakes).
  • increased prices for consumers (it may be necessary to adopt requirements that provided increased benefits for consumers but may add to industry's burden and/or increase prices for consumers).