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Determinations/Communications as made
Relates to customers choosing their preferred carriage service provider.
Administered by: Communications
Made 21 Dec 1998
Registered 18 Mar 2005
Tabled HR 08 Mar 1999
Tabled Senate 08 Mar 1999
Gazetted 24 Dec 1998
Date of repeal 21 Mar 2015
Repealed by Telecommunications (Provision of Pre-selection) Determination 2015

 

 

 

 

                        AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY

 

 

 

                                           Telecommunications Act 1997

 

 

 

Telecommunications (Provision of Pre-selection for a Standard Telephone Service)                                      Determination 1998

 

 

 

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY, having consulted the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, makes this determination under subsection 349(1) of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

 

 

Dated      21  December                            1998

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                         A.J SHAW

                                                                                                         Chairman

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                         R HORTON

                                                                                                         Deputy Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     Australian Communications Authority

 

 

 

                                     ________________________________

 

 

 

Australian Communications Authority

 

 

 

Telecommunications (Provision of Pre-selection for a Standard Telephone Service) Determination 1998

 

 

made under the

 

 

Telecommunications Act 1997

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Contents

 

 

 

Part 1              Preliminary                                                                             Page

 

1      Name of determination                                        2

2      Commencement                                                              2

3      Definitions                                                                      2

 

Part 2              Requirement to provide pre-selection

 

4      Application                                                                     3

5      Requirement to provide pre-selection  -  carriers             4

6      Requirement to provide pre-selection  -  carriage

        service providers                                                            4

7      Records                                                                         4

8      Technical quality of pre-selection                                     5

9      Revocation                                                                     5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Part 1                            Preliminary

 

 

 

1        Name of determination

 

This determination is the Telecommunications (Provision of Pre-selection for a Standard Telephone Service) Determination 1998.

 

 

2        Commencement

 

This determination commences on gazettal.

 

 

3        Definitions

 

(1)   In this determination:

 

Act means the Telecommunications Act 1997.

pre-selectable services means a callfrom  using a standard telephone service to:

(a)   a geographic number or local number that is not a local call;

(b)   an international direct dial service;

(c)   an operator service for which the numbering plan specifies the use of a shared selectable number;

(d)   a carriage service that is both a ring back price service and an international service.

 

Note 1:  The following expressions used in this determination are defined in the Act ( see sections 7, 350 and 353):

 

·       ACA;

·       carrier;

·       carriage service;

·       carriage service provider;

·       controlled facility;

·       controlled network;

·       end-user;

·       numbering plan;

·       over-ride dial codes;

·       public mobile telecommunications service;

·       standard telephone service.

 

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Note 2:  The following expressions used in this determination are defined in the numbering plan made by the ACA under subsection 455(1) of the Act:

 

·       geographic number;

·       international direct dial service;

·       international service;

·       geographic number;

·       local number;

·       operator service;

·       ring back price service.

 

 

(2)   A reference in this determination to a standard telephone service does not include a reference to a service that is supplied by means of a public mobile telecommunications service.

 

Note: Under subsection 349(5) of the Act , the ACA’s determination requiring  each carrier or carriage service provider who supplies a standard telephone service to provide pre-selection does not include a reference to a service that is supplied by means of a public mobile telecommunications service.

 

 

(3)   A reference in this determination to a local call has the same meaning as eligible local calls in the Act except that such calls are not limited to an eligible customer who is a residential/charity customer.

 

Note:      Eligible local calls is defined in section 225 of the Act.

                Eligible customer is defined in section 229 of the Act.

                Residential/charity customer is defined in subsection 225(4) of the Act.

 

 

 

Part 2                            Requirement to provide pre-selection

 

 

 

4        Application

 

This determination applies to a carrier or carriage service provider who supplies a standard telephone service.

 

Note:  Under section 352 of the Act, the ACA may declare that a specified carrier or carriage service provider is exempt from a requirement imposed by this determination.

 

 

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5        Requirement to provider pre-selection  -  carriers

 

(1)   The controlled networks and controlled facilities of a carrier must permit an end-user to:

(a)   pre-select a carriage service provider as the end-user’s preferred carriage service provider for pre-selectable services for calls made using a standard telephone service; and

(b)   change theat pre-selection from time to time by written request.

 

 

(2)   The controlled networks and controlled facilities of a carrier must provide for a pre-selection over-ride dial codes to be used by an end-user for selecting alternative carriage service providers on a call-by-call basis for calls made using a standard telephone service.

 

 

6        Requirement to provide pre-selection  -  carriage service providers

 

(1)   The controlled networks and controlled facilities of a carriage service provider must permit an end-user to:

(a)   pre-select another carriage service provider as the end-user’s preferred carriage service provider for pre-selectable services for calls made using a standard telephone service; and

(b)   change theat pre-selection from time to time by written request.

 

 

(2)   The controlled networks and controlled facilities of a carriage service provider must providefor a pre-selection over-ride dial codes to be used by an end-user for selecting alternative carriage service providers on a call-by-call basis for calls made using a standard telephone service.

 

 

7        Records

 

A carrier or carriage service provider who is required to provide pre-selection under section 5 or 6 (access service deliverer) must keep a written record of any terms and conditions agreed to by the person under subsection 351(2) of the Act.

 

 

 

 

 

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8        Technical quality of pre-selection

 

(1)   An access service deliverer must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the quality of carriage services it supplies to the carriage service provider mentioned in paragraph 5(1)(a) or 6(1)(a) for pre-selectable services is equivalent in all respects to the quality of carriage services it supplies to any other carriage service provider (including itself) for pre-selectable service.

 

(2)   The quality of carriage services supplied for pre-selection services in subsection (1) shall be measured by the following criteria:

(a)   technical and operational quality;

(b)   fault detection;

(c)   handling and rectification of faults;

(d)   maintenance.

 

Note:  The Australian Communications Industry Forum has developed a code entitled “Preselection - Single Basket/Multi Service Deliverer” to facilitate the provision of pre-selection.

 

 

9        Revocation

 

The Telecommunications (Provision of Pre-selection) Determination 1997, published in the Gazette on 29 July 1997 is revoked.

 

 

 

 

 

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