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This Determination reduces administrative costs to the Commonwealth by having to remake the Determination each year.
Administered by: Communications
Registered 22 Oct 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Feb-2008
Tabled Senate12-Feb-2008
Date of repeal 01 Apr 2015
Repealed by Telecommunications (Annual Charge) Determination 2014

Telecommunications (Annual Charge) Determination 2007 (No. 2)

Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Act 1997

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Determination under subsections 20 (1) and 22 (2) of the Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Act 1997.

Dated  15th October  2007

CHRIS CHAPMAN

Member

 

 

 

MARCUS BEZZI

General Manager

 


Contents

                        1     Name of Determination                                                                         2

                        2     Commencement                                                                                  2

                        3     Revocation                                                                                          2

                        4     Definition                                                                                            2

                        5     Beginning of census date                                                                     3

                        6     Amount of charge                                                                                3

                        7     Numbers exempt from charge                                                               4

 

 


  

  

1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the Telecommunications (Annual Charge) Determination 2007 (No. 2).

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on 1 January 2008.

3              Revocation

                The following Determinations are revoked:

                (a)    under subsection 20 (1) of the Act — Telecommunications (Amounts of Annual Charge) Determination 2007;

               (b)    under subsection 22 (2) of the Act — Telecommunications (Exemption from Annual Charge) Determination 2007.

4              Definition

                In this Determination:

Act means the Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Act 1997.

Budget Papers means the papers so known, tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament by the Treasurer in relation to the budget of the Commonwealth for the year to which the papers relate.

census date, for a year, is the day in April determined for the year under subsection 18 (2) of the Act.

Chief Metrologist has the meaning given by subsection 3 (1) of the National Measurement Act 1960.

community service has the meaning given in the Dictionary to the numbering plan.

incoming only international number has the meaning given in the Dictionary to the numbering plan.

internal network service has the meaning given in the Dictionary to the numbering plan.

testing service has the meaning given in the Dictionary to the numbering plan.

Note   A number of expressions used in this Determination are defined in section 5 of the Act, including:

·      ACMA

·      carriage service provider

·      number

·      numbering plan

·      standard telephone service.

5              Beginning of census date

                For subsection 18 (1) of the Act, the beginning of a census date is the beginning of that day, determined in accordance with Co‑ordinated Universal Time, as maintained by the Chief Metrologist under section 8AA of the National Measurement Act 1960.

6              Amount of charge

         (1)   The amount of charge imposed on a number held at a particular time is calculated in accordance with the following formula:

where:

AOC means, for the chargeable holding that includes the number, the amount calculated under subsection (2).

N means the quantity of numbers comprising the chargeable holding.

         (2)   For subsection (1), the value of AOC for a chargeable holding is determined as follows:

              AOC = quantity of numbers  x  lesser of BNC amount and $100 000

where

BNC amount, for a chargeable holding, is the base number charge multiplied by:

                (a)    the applicable multiplier; and

               (b)    10 to the power of (10 – number length).

base number charge means the amount of charge determined by solving the following equation using the method known as the Newton‑Raphson method:

            Revenue Target = the sum of (quantity of numbers x the lesser of (BNC amount or $100 000)) for each chargeable holding of every carriage service provider.

Note   Following its determination, the base number charge is published by ACMA on its internet website (http://www.acma.gov.au).

chargeable holding means a group of numbers held by a carriage service provider, all of which:

                (a)    have the same amount of digits; and

               (b)    are of the same service type.

exempt service type, in relation to a number in a chargeable holding, means a number that, under section 7, is exempt from charge.

multiplier means:

                (a)    for a chargeable holding containing only normal service type numbers — 1;

               (b)    for a chargeable holding containing only reduced service type numbers — 0.01;

                (c)    for a chargeable holding containing only exempt service type numbers — 0.

normal service type, in relation to a number in a chargeable holding, means number that is not a reduced service type or an exempt service type.

number length means the amount of digits in the number concerned.

reduced service type, in relation to a number in a chargeable holding, means a number of any of  the following kinds:

                (a)    incoming only international numbers;

               (b)    numbers used only for an internal network service;

                (c)    numbers used only for a testing service.

revenue target, for a year, is:

                (a)    $60 000 000; or

               (b)    if:

                          (i)    the Budget Papers for the year specify, as the total charge applying under subsection 18 (1) of the Act, a revenue target that is a different amount; and

                         (ii)    ACMA publishes that amount on its internet website as the revenue target for the year;

                        that amount.

Note   The revenue target for a year, whether it is $60 000 000 or an amount under paragraph (b), is published by ACMA on its internet website (http://www.acma.gov.au).

         (3)   In this section, a chargeable holding is a holding comprising 1 number, or more than 1 number.

7              Numbers exempt from charge

                The following numbers are exempt from charge:

                (a)    a number specified in the numbering plan for use for a community service;

               (b)    a geographic number other than a number mentioned in subsection 22 (1) of the Act;

Note   For geographic number, see section 3.3 of the numbering plan.

                (c)    a number that is an international signalling point code, within the meaning of section 5A.1 of the numbering plan;

               (d)    a telex number, within the meaning of section 5.3 of the numbering plan.

Example

A carriage service provider has 2 chargeable holdings:

(a)      holding Y, that, on the census date, contains 500 numbers, each of which is:

          (i)     5 digits in length; and

         (ii)     an international signalling point code; and

(b)      holding Z, that, on the census date, contains 10 000 numbers, each of which is:

          (i)     10 digits in length; and

         (ii)     a normal service type number.

For the purpose of the example, the base number charge for the year is $0.90, determined on the basis of a revenue target of $60 000 000 (there being no Budget Papers specifying a different amount).

Calculation of AOC for holding Y:

AOC  = quantity of numbers x the lesser of BNC amount and $100 000;

thus   = 500 x the lesser of ($0.90 x (0) x 10^(10 – 5)) and $100 000;

thus   = 500 x the lesser of ($0.90 x (0) x  100 000) and $100 000;

thus   = 500 x the lesser of $0 and $100 000;

thus   = 500 x 0;

thus   = $0.

Calculation of AOC for holding Z:

AOC  = quantity of numbers x the lesser of BNC amount and $100 000;

thus   = 10 000 x the lesser of ($0.90 x 1 x 10^(10 – 10)) and $100 000;

thus   = 10 000 x the lesser of ($0.90 x 1 x 1) and $100 000;

thus   = 10 000 x the lesser of $0.90 and $100 000;

thus   = 10 000 x $0.90;

thus   = $9 000.00.

Calculation of total AOC for the year for the carriage service provider:

AOC  = AOC for holding Y + AOC for holding Z;

thus   = $0 + $9 000;

thus   = $9 000.00.