AMPS to GSM diversion service (revoked 7 February 2001)


Declared service

The AMPS to GSM diversion service was deemed to be declared by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission pursuant to section 39 of the Telecommunications (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1997.


The service was deemed to be declared on 30 June 1997.

On 7 February 2001, the ACCC revoked the declaration.

Service description

The following service description is provided for AMPS to GSM Diversion and applies to the provision of the service by any AP to any AS.

The Service as described comprises a number of different elements as follows:

a) Forwarding calls from the AP’s AMPS network to the AS’s GSM network.

b) POI location

c) Signalling

d) CLI provision

e) Provision of Switchports

f) Network Conditioning

g) Fault Handling

h) Inter C/CSP Billing

i) Restrictions on availability and other factors relating to the provision of access are further described below.

In Accordance with the Trade Practices Act Part XIC, these elements:
• may not be available from all APs
• may have restrictions in their availability

“AMPS to GSM Diversion” means a service whereby all calls made to the disused AMPS mobile number of a former AMPS subscriber are diverted to a specified GSM POI of an AS.

10.1 Availability

The availability of the service may vary depending on the geographic and the technical capability of the AP’s network at the time at which a request for the service is made or the service is delivered.

The AP will make available to ASs documents describing the availability of this service on its network.

10.2 Channel Capacity

The service will establish a connection for the purposes of voice communication with the standard bandwidth of 3.1 kHz.

10.3 Services

The service is provided on a call to a former customer of the AP’s AMPS network, for which the former customer has indicated should be diverted to the AS’s GSM network.

The service will be provided for a length of time consistent with the Numbering Plan.

10.4 Handover Arrangements

Handover arrangements will be consistent with arrangements agreed between the AP and the AS for any other calls made from the AP’s network to the AS’s network.

10.5 Forecasting Requirements

The AS should provide forecasts of AMPS to GSM Diversion requirements, at least half yearly, for 6, 12, 18, 24, and 36 months from the time of the forecast. Forecasts should be provided on 31 March and 30 September for the half year ending 31 December and 30 June.  Forecasts will be discussed by the AP and the AS with a view to agreement within 30 Business Days.

The forecast will contain the total number of AMPS to GSM Diversion services required at the end of each six month period.

The AP will provide the service up to the level of the agreed forecast.

10.6  Ordering

AMPS to GSM Diversion services will be ordered on an individual basis using the agreed order form.

10.7 Operational and Fault handling

The AP will provide a contact point for the Operation and Maintenance of the service. Faults may be reported to this centre which will manage the clearance of these faults.

10.8 Inter C/CSP Billing frequency

The AP will invoice the AS on a monthly basis for this service.