Telstra - 2007 & 2008 application for the DTCS exemptions

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The domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS) was initially declared by the ACCC in June 1997. The ACCC extended the DTCS declaration for a further five years in April 2004.

On 24 August 2007 Telstra lodged an application seeking exemption from the standard access obligations of the DTCS on 20 capital-regional routes.

On 21 December 2007 Telstra lodged four additional exemption applications for inter-exchange and tail-end transmission in CBD and metropolitan areas, as well as in certain regional centres.

On 22 September 2008 the ACCC issued a combined draft decision on Telstra’s exemption applications. Following a period in which a number of interested parties made submissions, the ACCC released its final decision on 25 November 2008.

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