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Published Date 17 Jun 2014

 

 

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

 

Variation and extension of declaration under sections 152AL, 152ALA and 152AO

 

1.            Pursuant to sections 152AL, 152ALA and 152AO of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Act), and with effect from 1 July 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) varies and further extends the mobile terminating access service (MTAS) declaration which took effect from 1 July 2004 under section 152AL of the Act and was extended on 28 May 2009 under subsection 152ALA(4) of the Act (the MTAS declaration), by deleting Annexure 1 to the MTAS declaration and replacing it with Annexure 1 to this instrument.

2.            The MTAS is described in Annexure 1 to this instrument.

3.             Pursuant to subsection 152ALA(4) of the Act, the expiry date of the MTAS declaration is 30 June 2019.

Note: The previous expiry date is 30 June 2014.

 

 

Dated this 13th day of June 2014

Rodney Graham Sims

Chairman

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission


 

Annexure 1 – Service description

 

Domestic Mobile Terminating Access Service

The domestic mobile terminating access service is an access service for the carriage of voice calls and short message service (SMS) messages from a point of interconnection, or potential point of interconnection, to a B-Party directly connected to the access provider’s digital mobile network.

Definitions

Where words or phrases used in this Declaration are defined in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, or the Telecommunications Act 1997 or the Telecommunications Numbering Plan 1997, they have the meaning given in the relevant Act or instrument.

Other definitions

B-Party is the end-user to whom a telephone call is made or an SMS message is sent.

Digital mobile network is a telecommunications network that is used to provide digital mobile telephony services.

Point of interconnection is a location which:

(a) is a physical point of demarcation between the access seeker’s network and the access provider’s digital mobile network, and

(b) is associated with (but not necessarily co-located with) one or more gateway exchanges of the access seeker’s network and the access provider’s digital mobile network.

Short message service (SMS) is the provision of messages up to 160 characters of text using capacity in the voice signalling channel of a mobile network.