Domestic AMPS originating access (revoked 7 February 2001)


Declared service

The Domestic AMPS originating access 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 Domestic AMPS originating access and applies to the provision of Domestic AMPS Originating access service by Telstra as AP to any AS (AS).

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

a) Access via a AS number ranges required to achieve the objective of any-to-any connectivity unless the AP has not sought or is not seeking terminating access to the end - customers in question

b) Call Barring

c) POI Location

d) Signalling

e) CLI provision

f) Provision of Switchports

g) Network Conditioning

h) Fault Handling

i) Inter C/CSP Billing

Restrictions on availability and others 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; and
  • may have restrictions in their availability.

Domestic AMPS Originating Access is an Access Service for the carriage of telephone  calls (ie. voice, data over the voice band) to a POI from A-parties assigned numbers from the AMPS number ranges of the Australian Numbering Plan and directly connected to the AP’s AMPS network.

5.1. Availability

The availability of the services may vary depending on the geographic and 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. See 5.3 & 5.4

5.2.  Channel Capacity

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

5.3. Services

5.3.1 The service is  provided on a call that is made with an AS specific code including Special Services number ranges and codes (with some exceptions) as per table AOASD7,  in accordance with the Australian Numbering Plan.


5.3.3   Service Restrictions

At least annually, the AP will advise of end-customer services that may restrict the provision of this service in a Table AOASD5.

5.3.4 Barring

The AP may provide a service that will allow barring of service codes at the request of the end -customer.

A-parties may request generic barring services which may restrict access to these services.

The AP should detail this barring in a table AOASD6.

5.4. Interconnection Handover arrangements

 The AP and the AS are each responsible for the provision, installation, testing, making operational and monitoring of all the network on their respective sides of the POI.

5.4.1. POIs

"Point of Interconnection" or "POI" means an agreed location which:

(a)  is a physical point of demarcation between the networks nominated by the AS and the AP; and

(b) is associated (but not necessarily co-located with) with one or more gateway exchanges of each of the networks nominated by the AS and the AccessProvider .

Calls originated by the A-party will be handed over to the AS at Points of Interconnection agreed by the AS and the  AP in respect of the POIs nominated by the AP in accordance with and POI locations

The AP will provide a table (Table AOASD1) listing of POIs where this service may be provided. This listing will be updated at least annually. The AS may request a point of interconnect with the AP’s network at a location other than one specified by the AP. The AP must, to the extent technically and operationally feasible, permit the location of a point of interconnect at that location. Number ranges

The AP will provide a table (AOSD2) of the number ranges to which this service gives access.

The POIs in Table AOASD1 will be the “near end hand-over” POIs.

5.4.2. Signalling Signals for this service will use CCS#7 signalling. Unless otherwise agreed, this CCS#7 signalling  will be in accordance with the NIIF/CIF Interconnection-ISUP specification. The AP will provide a table (Table AOASD4) of the locations where the AS may interconnect its CCS#7 signalling network with that of the AP for the purpose of accepting this service.  Signalling interconnection may not be provided at all POI’s.  These POIs of may provide for interconnection of voice circuits only.  Control of voice circuits where direct signalling interconnection is not provided, will be via “quasi-associated signalling” using Signalling Transfer Point (STP) operation, with signalling via a nominated other gateway where signalling interconnection is provided. 

5.4.3. CLI

The CLI of the A-party will be provided as part of the CCS#7 signalling for this service.

5.4.4. Nature of  switchports

At POIs the calls will be delivered to the AS at 2.048Mbit/sec Switchports. The switchports will operate at 2.048Mbit/sec in accordance with the ITU Recommendations G.703, G. 704 and G.732 (Blue Book).

5.4.5. Send and receive speech levels

The send and receive levels for speech will be -13 dBr unless specified otherwise in the Australian Network Performance Plan.

5.4.7. The AP will not provide Echo Control unless this is a requirement within the AP’s own network for calls between the end customer and the AP’s gateway exchange.

5.5. Interconnection Forecasting,  ordering and provisioning arrangements

5.5.1 Forecasting and planning requirements Forecast of port requirements

For each POI the AS should provide  forecasts, at least half yearly, of switchport requirements for 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 and 36 months from the time of the forecast. Forecasts should be provided on dates to be agreed between the AP and the AS and forecast the switchport requirements from operative dates of  31 December and 30 June. Forecasts will be discussed by the AP and the AS with a view to agreement within 30 Business Days. Forecasts wil be used for network planning and not for charging purposes. Forecast of network capacity requirements

For each POI and for each charging district of the AP the AS should provide forecasts, at least half yearly, of traffic requirements for 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 and 36 months from the time of the forecast. These forecasts should provide daily and weekly profiles for the traffic forecasted and advice of any material non-uniformities in the dispersion of the sources of originating access traffic. Forecasts should be provided on dates to be agreed between the AP and the AS  and forecast the traffic requirements from operative dates of  31 December and 30 June. Forecasts will be discussed by the AP and the AS with a view to agreement within 30 Business Days. Ordering of Switchports.

The AP will accept orders for switchports up to the level of the agreed forecasts for each POI. The AS should order switchports allowing 6 months for their provision. The AP will provide access up to the level of the agreed traffic forecasts for each POI. The AS may request and the AP will give
 reasonable consideration to, and use reasonable endeavours to provide, such provision, but is under no obligation to provide access or switchports above the level of the agreed forecasts.  If such access is provided, delivery times may be longer than those specified in

5.6. Interconnection Ordering Requirements

5.6.1.  Compliance testing

The AS will be required to demonstrate compliance with the agreed CCS#7 signalling system prior to the provision of the service. The AP and the AS will develop an agreed test plan and the AS will provide results of tests to this plan from an appropriate test house or other such party. The AP will provide the results of such tests if it is not otherwise seeking a switch access service from the AS. The AP and the AS shall review the test results of within 20 business days and if the AP accepts that the test results of are satisfactory then the AP and the AS will agree a date for commissioning tests. The test results of will form the prime documentary basis for ongoing operations, fault analysis and fault management of signalling between the AP and the AS.

5.6.2. Network Conditioning

Network Conditioning of the AP’s network will be required before the provision of the service.

5.7. Operational and Fault handling arrangements

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.

5.8 Inter AP/AS Billing frequency

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

5.9. Provision of, Tones and Network Announcements

Where calls attempting this service do not progress to the POI the call may be connected to tones as per AUSTEL Technical Standard TS002 or to a network RVA in the AP’s network.

5.10  Customer Billing

Customer billing should be in accordance with an approved telecommunications access code.