Declarations no longer in operation



Declared service

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission declares pursuant to section 152AL(3) of the Act that the Local PSTN terminating access 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.

Service description

The Local PSTN Terminating Service is a service for the carriage of telephone calls from a point of interconnection, or a potential point of interconnection, located at or associated with a local switch and located on the incoming trunk side of the switch to customer equipment at an end-user's premises.


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:

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 to whom the telephone call is made;

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.