The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission declares pursuant to section 152AL(3) of the Act that the Local PSTN Originating Service is a "declared service" for the purposes of Part XIC of the Act.
Declaration dated 4 August 1999.
This declaration takes effect on the day on which it is notified in the Gazette.
The Local PSTN Originating Service is a service for the carriage of telephone calls from customer equipment at an end-user's premises to a point of interconnection, or potential point of interconnection, located at or associated with a local switch and located on the outgoing trunk side of the switch.
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.
CCS#7 signalling is signalling in accordance with the NIIF/ ACIF ISDN layer 4 protocol specification for interworking between Australian carriers;
local switch is the switch closest to the end-user making the telephone call;
public switched telephone network is a telephone network accessible by the public providing switching and transmission facilities utilising analogue and digital technologies;
telephone calls are calls for the carriage of communications at 3.1kHz bandwidth by means of a public switched telephone network using CCS#7 signalling and include calls made with any of the following:
- access seeker specific codes;
- 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;
- over-ride dial tones in accordance with any instrument made by the Australian Communications Authority from time to time under Part 17 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.