Digital Data Access Service (DDAS) [no longer in operation]

Summary

Declared service

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission declares pursuant to section 152AL(3) of the Act that the Digital Data Access Service (DDAS) is a "declared service" for the purposes of Part XIC of the Act.

Date

This declaration takes effect on 1 July 2005 and expires on 30 June 2008.

PART A - Service description to apply from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006

The Digital Data Service is a service for the carriage of certain communications, being data in digital form, between customer equipment at an end-user's premises in Australia and a point of interconnection, where:

  1. the customer equipment is directly connected to a carrier's or carriage service provider's network; and
  2. the carriage is capable of occurring at an nx64 rate using nx64 interfaces; and
  3. the carriage interworks with higher management facilities and network controls.

Definitions

Where words or phrases used in this declaration are defined in the Trade Practices Act 1974 or the Telecommunications Act 1997, they have the meaning given in the relevant Act.

Other definitions:

nx64 interfaces are X.21, V.35 and G.703/G.704 interfaces, with up to 8 service interfaces per customer access; 

nx64 rate means a rate of transmission equal to (n times 64 kilobits per second), where 'n' is a whole number between 1 and 31 (both inclusive);

point of interconnection means a physical point of connection in Australia between the network to which the relevant customer equipment is directly connected and a network operated by another service provider.

PART B - Service description to apply from 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2008

The Digital Data Access Service is a service for the carriage of certain communications, being data in digital form, between customer equipment at an end-user's premises in Australia and a point of interconnection where:

  1. the customer equipment is directly connected to a carrier's or carriage service provider's network; and
  2. the carriage is capable of occurring at an nx64 rate using nx64 interfaces; and
  3. the carriage interworks with higher management facilities and network controls

except communications relating to the supply of the service in the capital cities.

Definitions

Where words or phrases used in this declaration are defined in the Trade Practices Act 1974 or the Telecommunications Act 1997, they have the meaning given in the relevant Act.

Capital cities means the Central Business District and metropolitan areas as set out in the charging zones below

Capital cities Charging zones
Adelaide Adelaide, Mclaren Vale, Mount Barker (SA), Salisbury, Woodside (SA)
Brisbane Beenleigh, Brisbane, Cleveland, Ipswich, Redcliffe, Samford
Melbourne Croydon, Dandenong, Kalkallo, Melbourne, Sunbury, Werribee, Whittlesea
Sydney Avalon Beach, Blacktown, Dural, Engadine, Liverpool, Sydney
Perth Armadale, Herne Hill, Kalamunda, Perth, Rottnest, Spearwood, Wanneroo
Canberra Canberra
Darwin Darwin
Hobart Brighton, Hobart, Huonville, Margate, New Norfolk, Richmond (TAS), Sorell

 

nx64 interfaces are X.21, V.35 and G.703/G.704 interfaces, with up to 8 service interfaces per customer access;

nx64 rate means a rate of transmission equal to (n times 64 kilobytes per second), where 'n' is a whole number between 1 and 31 (both inclusive);

Point of interconnection means a physical point of connection in Australia between the network to which the relevant customer equipment is directly connected and a network operated by another service provider.

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