Unconditioned Local Loop Service

Summary

Declared service

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission extends the expiry date for the Unconditioned Local Loop Service pursuant to section 152ALA(4) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The ACCC varies the Unconditioned Local Loop Service declaration in accordance with section 152AO of the Act.

Date

The Unconditioned Local Loop Service Declaration is extended to 31 July 2019. The variation of the Unconditioned Local Loop Service declaration takes effect on 1 August 2014.

Service description

The Unconditioned Local Loop Service is the use of unconditioned communications wire between the boundary of a telecommunications network at an end-user’s premises and a point on a telecommunications network that is a potential point of interconnection located at or associated with a customer access module and located on the end-user side of the customer access module.

Definitions

Where words or phrases used in this declaration are defined in the Act or the Telecommunications Act 1997, they have the meaning given in the relevant Act.

boundary of a telecommunications network is the point ascertained in accordance with section 22 of the Telecommunications Act 1997;

communications wire is a copper or aluminium based wire forming part of a public switched telephone network;

customer access module is a device that provides ring tone, ring current and battery feed to customers’ equipment.  Examples are Remote Subscriber Stages, Remote Subscriber Units, Integrated Remote Integrated Multiplexers, Non-integrated Remote Integrated Multiplexers and the customer line module of a Local Access Switch;

public switched telephone network is a telephone network accessible by the public providing switching and transmission facilities utilising analogue and digital technologies.