Integrated Services Digital Network Terminating Service [no longer in operation]

Summary

Declared service

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

Date

Declaration dated 17 June 2005.

This declaration takes effect on the day on which it is notified in the Gazette.

Service description

The Integrated Services Digital Network Terminating Service is a service for the carriage of certain communications, being ISDN calls, by way of an integrated services digital network from an exchange to customer equipment at an end-user's premises in Australia, being a service which is capable of supporting:

  1. the carriage of:
    1. 64 kilobits per second unrestricted;
    2. speech;
    3. 3.1 kilohertz audio,

      on a bearer channel; and
  2. the carriage of signals for supplementary services, including (without limitation):
    1. calling line identification;
    2. subaddressing;
    3. malicious call identification;
    4. conference call;
    5. call hold and call waiting; and
  3. any service provided using a common signalling protocol, 

    by way of a channel capable of being used for signalling.

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.

Calls made with access seeker specific codes are calls to numbers, including special service numbers and geographic numbers, within the numbering plan which are allocated to service providers;

Exchange means an exchange in Australia at which a point of interconnection is able to be located;

Integrated services digital network means a network based on digital technology capable of carrying communications by way of:

  1. two 64 kilobits per second bearer channels plus one channel capable of being used for signalling (which is known as Basic Rate Access); or
  2. up to thirty 64 kilobits per second channels plus one channel capable of being used for signalling (which is known as Primary Rate Access);

ISDN calls are communications carried by way of an integrated services digital network and include calls made with any of the following:

  1. access seeker specific codes;
  2. pre-selection in accordance with any instrument made by the Australian Communications Authority from time to time under Part 17 of the Telecommunications Act 1997;
  3. over-ride dial codes in accordance with any instrument made by the Australian Communications Authority from time to time under Part 17 of the Telecommunications Act 1997; and

Point of interconnection is a physical point of connection between an integrated services digital network operated by a carrier or a carriage service provider and another network operated by a service provider.