The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission declares pursuant to section 152AL(3) of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (the Act) that the Unconditioned local loop service (ULLS) is a "declared service" for the purposes of Part XIC of the Act.
The declaration takes effect on 1 August 2009 and expires on 31 July 2014.
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.
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.
In this Appendix:
boundary of a telecommunications network is the point ascertained in accordance with section 22 of the Telecommunications Act 1997;
communications wire is a copper 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.