Wholesale ADSL service declaration inquiry 2016

Draft decision14 October 2016

On 14 October 2016 the ACCC released a report of its draft decision for the wholesale ADSL declaration inquiry. In the report the ACCC indicates that it intends to extend declaration of the wholesale ADSL service for five years, until 13 February 2022.

On 29 November 2016, the ACCC identified an error in the drafting of the service description included in this report and notified relevant stakeholders. The ACCC seeks to clarify that the service description being considered in the context of this inquiry is that set out in the current declaration instrument:

"The wholesale asymmetric digital subscriber line service (wholesale ADSL service) is an internet-grade, best efforts point to point service for the carriage of communications in digital form between a point of interconnection and an end-user network boundary that:

  1. is supplied by means of Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) technology over a twisted metallic pair that runs from the end-user network boundary to the nearest upstream exchange or RIM or CMUX; and
  2. uses a static layer 2 tunnelling protocol (L2TP) over a transport layer to aggregate communications to the point of interconnection."