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This determination is to ensure, consistently with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (Annual Carrier Licence Charge) Direction 2011, that the amount of annual carrier licence charge imposed on certain carrier licences is nil and for all other carrier licences, to set out the method for calculating the amount of the annual carrier licence charge imposed on a carrier licence that was in force at the beginning of the 2011-2012 financial year.
Administered by: Communications
Registered 18 Jun 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR21-Jun-2012
Tabled Senate21-Jun-2012
Date of repeal 20 Mar 2014
Repealed by Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Charges) Revocation Determination 2014

Telecommunications (Annual Carrier Licence Charge) Determination 2012

Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Charges) Act 1997

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Determination under subsection 14 (1) of the Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Charges) Act 1997.

Dated 18th May 2012

 Chris Chapman
[signed]
Member

Richard Bean
[signed]
Member/General Manager


1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the Telecommunications (Annual Carrier Licence Charge) Determination 2012.

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on the later of:

                (a)    the day after it is registered; and

               (b)    the day after the commencement of the Telecommunications (Specification of Costs by ACMA) Determination 2012.

Note 1:             All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au

Note 2:             Both of these events must occur before this Determination commences.

3              Application

                This Determination imposes carrier licence charges on carrier licences that were in force at the beginning of the 2011-2012 financial year.

4              Definitions

                In this Determination:

ACMA means the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Act means the Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Charges) Act 1997.

carrier licence charge means charge within the meaning of Part 3 of the Act.

eligible revenue period has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.

exempt carrier licence means a carrier licence that was:

(a)    in force at the beginning of the 2011-2012 financial year; and

(b)   held by a carrier that was a USO non-participating person for the eligible revenue period that began on 1 July 2010 and ended on 30 June 2011.

USO non-participating person has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Participating Persons) Determination 2011 (No. 1).

5              Carrier licence charge – exempt carrier licence

The amount of carrier licence charge imposed on an exempt carrier licence is $0.

6              Method of ascertaining carrier licence charge – other carrier licences

(1)      This section applies to a carrier licence in force at the beginning of the 2011-2012 financial year that is not an exempt carrier licence.

(2)      The amount of carrier licence charge imposed on a carrier licence, in relation to a carrier mentioned in an item in Schedule 1, is ascertained using the formula:

 

(MCA - OTC) ×

ER

TER

where:

 

MCA (maximum charge amount) is $38 228 949 being the total sum of the amounts determined under subsection 15 (1) of the Act.

 

OTC (other telecommunications charge) is $175 290.

Note   This is the amount of the ACMA’s costs for the 2010–2011 financial year that:

(a)   is attributable to the ACMA’s telecommunications functions and powers; and

(b)   has been recovered from telecommunications charges other than annual carrier licence charges.

(The amount of the ACMA’s costs for the 2010–2011 financial year that is attributable to the ACMA’s telecommunications functions and powers is $21 694 047 — see section 4 of the Telecommunications (Specification of Costs by ACMA) Determination 2012.)

ER (eligible revenue), for the carrier, is the amount mentioned in the item in Schedule 1.

Note   This amount is the carrier’s eligible revenue for the 2010–2011 financial year as assessed by the ACMA under subsection 20F (1) of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.

TER (total eligible revenue) is $28 723 977 798.

Note   This amount is the sum of the eligible revenue for the 2010–2011 financial year for each carrier mentioned in Schedule 1. Carriers who held an exempt carrier licence are not mentioned in Schedule 1.


Schedule 1        Eligible revenue for carrier

(section 6)

 

Item

Name of carrier

ACN/ARBN

Amount ($)

1

A.C.N. 088 889 230 Pty Ltd

088 889 230

$9,759,099

2

AAPT Limited

052 082 416

$328,491,331

3

AARNet Pty Ltd

084 540 518

$37,238,357

4

Agile Pty Ltd

080 855 321

$75,269,941

5

Amcom Pty Ltd

009 336 341

$58,135,931

6

Blubroadband Pty Ltd

122 495 158

$0

7

Broadband Wireless Pty Ltd

096 428 634

$1,109,959

8

Central Coast Internet Pty Limited

073 222 536

$292,117

9

Chime Communications Pty Ltd

073 119 285

$247,156,483

10

Digital Distribution Australia Pty Ltd

093 095 419

$31,071,011

11

Digital Technologies & Telecommunications Pty Limited

081 278 677

$219,636

12

Fibre Optic Infrastructure Holdings Pty Ltd

112 450 058

$815,850

13

Fortana Networks Australia Pty Ltd

139 492 765

$968,310

14

Freecor International Pty Limited

007 065 527

$0

15

Inmarsat Leasing (Two) Limited

Registered in England & Wales

$38,323,127

16

Integrity Network Solutions Pty Ltd

092 987 669

$219,636

17

Leading Edge Internet Pty Limited

096 764 617

$361,362

18

Macquarie Telecom Network Carrier Services Pty Limited

093 640 450

$92,503,609

19

NetWave Communications Pty Ltd

118 975 581

$329,456

20

New Skies Satellites Australia Pty Ltd

114 962 248

$32,283,577

21

Nextgen Networks Pty Limited

094 147 403

$108,729,331

22

Nextgen Telecom (WA) Pty Ltd

103 173 440

$204,236

23

Nextgen Telecom Pty Ltd

095 420 616

$6,211,372

24

NURV Telecom Pty Ltd

125 922 689

$815,848

25

On Q Networks Pty Ltd

131 879 975

$271,637

26

Optus Mobile Pty Limited

054 365 696

$4,680,281,339

27

Optus Networks Pty Limited

008 570 330

$1,460,532,540

28

Optus Vision Pty Limited

066 518 821

$0

29

Pipe International (Australia) Pty Ltd

123 898 215

$37,475,536

30

PIPE Networks Pty Limited

099 104 122

$44,220,804

31

PowerTel Limited

001 760 103

$0

32

Primus Telecommunications Pty Limited

071 191 396

$123,916,504

33

Puddlenet Pty Ltd

114 619 975

$50,222

34

RP 25 Pty Ltd

108 218 328

$132,544

35

Select Communications (Australia) Pty Ltd

135 742 219 

$0

36

Soul Pattinson Telecommunications Pty Limited

001 726 192

$246,712,513

37

Spartan Information Technology Pty Ltd

127 980 018

$102,692

38

Splash Internet Pty Ltd

140 938 307

$45,367

39

Telstra Corporation Limited

051 775 556

$17,133,209,279

40

Telstra Multimedia Pty Limited

069 279 072

$276,386,363

41

TransACT Capital Communications Pty Ltd

093 966 888

$51,842,579

42

Uecomm Operations Pty Limited

093 504 100

$0

43

Uecomm Pty Limited

079 083 195

$163,876,187

44

Verizon Australia Pty Limited

081 001 194

$66,911,984

45

Vodafone Australia Pty Limited

056 161 043

$970,632,343

46

Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited

096 304 620

$2,389,147,037

47

Voice1Direct Pty Ltd

143 730 465

$0

48

Wobygong Pty Ltd

099 880 805

$0

49

XYZed Pty Ltd

092 450 783

$7,720,749

 

 Total

 

$28,723,977,798