Unconditioned local loop service [no longer in operation]


Declared service

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission declares pursuant to section 152AL(3) of the Act that the unconditioned local loop 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 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.

Other definitions:

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.