Domestic transmission capacity service 2009 (no longer in operation)

Summary

Declared service

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) declares pursuant to s. 152AL(3) of the Act that the Domestic transmission capacity service is a 'declared service' for the purposes of Part XIC of the Trade Practices Act 1974.

Date

On 20 March 2009 the ACCC varied and extended the declaration of the domestic transmission capacity service. This was notified in the Gazette.

The previous declaration for this service expired on 31 March 2009.

This declaration for this service expires on 31 March 2014.

Service description

The domestic transmission capacity service is a service for the carriage of certain communications from one transmission point to another transmission point via network interfaces at a designated rate on a permanent basis by means of guided and/or unguided electromagnetic energy, except  for communications between:

(a) one customer transmission point and another customer transmission point

(b) a transmission point in an exempt capital city and a transmission point in another exempt capital city

(c) one access seeker network location and another access seeker network location

Capital regional routes

(d) a transmission point in Sydney and a transmission point in any of the following regional centres: Albury, Lismore, Newcastle, Grafton, Wollongong, Taree, Dubbo and, with effect from 25 November 2009, Campbelltown, Gosford, Coffs Harbour and Goulburn

(e) a transmission point in Melbourne and a transmission point in any of the following regional centres: Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Shepparton

(f) a transmission point in Brisbane and a transmission point in any of the following regional centres: Toowoomba, Gold Coast and, with effect from 25 November 2009, Townsville, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Maryborough

(g) a transmission point in Adelaide and a transmission point in Murray Bridge and, with effect from 25 November 2009, Port Augusta

Inter-exchange transmission (metropolitan areas)

(h) with effect from 25 November 2009, interexchange transmission for the following metropolitan exchange service areas (ESAs):

  1. in Sydney between transmission points located at an exchange in any of the following ESAs: Ashfield, Balgowlah, Bankstown, Blacktown, Burwood, Campsie, Carramar, Castle Hill, Chatswood, Coogee, Cremorne, East, Eastwood, Edgecliff, Epping, Glebe, Granville, Harbord, Homebush, Hornsby, Hurstville, Kensington, Kingsgrove, Kogarah, Lakemba, Lane Cove, Lidcombe, Liverpool, Mascot, Mosman, Newtown, North Parramatta, North Ryde, North Sydney, Parramatta, Pendle Hill, Pennant Hills, Petersham, Randwick, Redfern, Revesby, Rockdale Rydalmere, Ryde, Seven Hills, Silverwater, St Leonards, Undercliffe, Waverley.
  2. in Brisbane between transmission points located at an exchange in any of the following ESAs: Paddington, South Brisbane, Toowong, Valley, Woolloongabba.
  3. in Melbourne between transmission points located at an exchange in any of the following ESAs: Ascot, Brunswick, Caulfield, Coburg, Elsternwick, Footscray, Heidelberg, Malvern, Moreland, North Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Preston, Richmond, South Melbourne, St Kilda, Toorak.
  4. in Perth between transmission points located at an exchange in the ESAs South Perth and Subiaco.

Inter-exchange transmission (CBD areas)

(i) with effect from 25 November 2009, interexchange transmission for the following CBD ESAs:

5.   in Sydney between transmission points located at an exchange in any of the following ESAs: City South, Dalley, Haymarket, Kent and Pitt.

6.   in Brisbane between transmission points located at an exchange in any of the following ESAs: Charlotte, Edison and Spring Hill.

7.   in Adelaide between transmission points located at an exchange in any of the following ESAs: Flinders and Waymouth.

8.   in Melbourne between transmission points located at an exchange in any of the following ESAs: Batman, Exhibition and Lonsdale.

9.   in Perth between transmission points located at an exchange in the ESAs Bulwer, Pier and Wellington.

10. in Sydney between transmission points located at an exchange in

i.      any of the following ESAs: City South, Dalley, Haymarket, Kent and Pitt; and

ii.      any of the Sydney Metro Exemption ESAs

11.  in Brisbane between transmission points located at an exchange in

i.      any of the following ESAs: Charlotte, Edison and Spring Hill; and

ii.      any of the Brisbane metro exemption ESAs

12.  in Melbourne between transmission points located at an exchange in

i.      any of the following ESAs: Batman, Exhibition and Lonsdale; and

ii.      any of the Melbourne metro exemption ESAs.

13.  in Perth between transmission points located at an Exchange in

i.      any of the following ESAs: Bulwer, Pier and Wellington; and

ii.      any of the Perth metro exemption ESAs.


Definitions

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

In this appendix:

  • an access seeker network location is a point in a network operated by a service provider that is not a point of interconnection or a customer transmission point
  • an exempt capital city means Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney
  • a customer transmission point is a point located at customer equipment at a service provider’s customer’s premises in Australia (for the avoidance of doubt, a customer in this context may be another service provider)
  • a designated rate is a transmission rate of 2.048 megabits per second(mbps), 4.096 mbps, 6.144 mbps, 8.192 mbps, 34 to 35 mbps, 140/155 mbps (or higher orders)
  • exchange means a telecommunications exchange and includes the land, buildings and facilities (within the meaning of s. 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cwth)) that comprise or form part of the exchange
  • exchange service area or ESA has the meaning given to that phrase by the Australian Communications Industry Forum Limited definition in ACIF C559:2006, Part 1
  • a point of interconnection is a physical point of interconnection in Australia between a network operated by a carrier or a carriage service provider and another network operated by a service provider
  • a transmission point is any of the following:

a) a point of interconnection
b) a customer transmission point
c) an access seeker network location.