The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission extended the expiry date for the Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) service pursuant to section 152ALA(4) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The ACCC varied the Wholesale Line Rental service declaration in accordance with section 152AO of the Act.
The Wholesale Line Rental service declaration was extended to 31 July 2019. The variation of the Wholesale Line Rental service declaration took effect on 1 August 2014.
The Wholesale Line Rental service is a line rental telephone service which allows an end-user to connect to a carrier or carriage service provider’s public switched telephone network, and provides the end-user with:
(a) an ability to make and receive any 3.1khz bandwidth calls (subject to any conditions that might apply to particular types of calls), including, but not limited to, local calls, national and international long distance calls; and
(b) a telephone number
however, the wholesale line rental service does not include services where the connectivity between the end-user and the carrier or carriage service provider’s network is provided in whole or in part by means of a Layer 2 bitstream service that is supplied by an NBN corporation.
Where words or phrases used in this declaration are defined in the Act or the Telecommunications Act 1997, they have the same meaning given in the relevant Act.
Layer 2 bitstream service has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications Act 1997;
NBN corporation has the same meaning as in the National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011;
public switched telephone network is a telephone network accessible by the public providing switching and transmission facilities utilising analogue and digital technologies.