The local carriage service (LCS), a wholesale end-to-end local call service, was declared in 1999. The service allows competitive carriers to compete in the retail local call market.
The review considered whether the LCS declaration should be continued, the extent of any declaration and the pricing of the service. The review also considered alternative services which may be used to provide local calls—such as public switched telephone network (PSTN) origination and termination—and reconsidered the need to declare a wholesale line rental (WLR) service.
The ACCC released its final indicative prices in November 2006.