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Administered by: Treasury
Published Date 28 Jun 2019

 

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

Extension of declaration expiry date under section 152ALA(4)

Variation of declaration in accordance with section 152AO

 

1.        Pursuant to section 152ALA(4) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Act), the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) extends the expiry date for the domestic mobile terminating access service (MTAS) declaration to 30 June 2024.

Note: the previous expiry date was 30 June 2019.

2.        In accordance with section 152AO of the Act, the ACCC varies the MTAS declaration in accordance with Annexure 1 to this instrument. The variation commences on 1 January 2020.

 

DATED: 26 June 2019

 

………………………………….

Delia Ann Rickard

Acting Chair

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.

* deleted words have a strikethrough