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.
special services number has the meaning given by section 3.11 of 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;
(e) a number that is a special services number in Part 2 of Schedule 4 of the numbering plan;
(f) a number that is a special services number in Part 3 of Schedule 4 of the numbering plan;
(g) a number that is a special services number in Part 4 of Schedule 4 of the numbering plan;
(h) a number that is a four or five digit special services number in Part 6 of Schedule 4 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.
Notes to the Telecommunications (Annual Charge) Determination 2007 (No. 2)
Note 1
The Telecommunications (Annual Charge) Determination 2007 (No. 2) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Tables below.
Table of Instruments
Title | Date of notification in Gazette or FRLI registration | Date of commencement | Application, saving or transitional provisions |
Telecommunications (Annual Charge) Determination 2007 (No. 2) | 22 October 2007 (see F2007L04138) | 1 January 2008 | |
Telecommunications (Annual Charge) Amendment Determination 2013 (No. 1) | 4 September 2013 (see F2013L01665) | 5 September 2013 | |
| Table of Amendments ad. = added or inserted am. = amended rep. = repealed rs. = repealed and substituted | |
| Provision affected | How affected | |
| s. 4 s. 7 | am. 2013 No. 1 am. 2013 No. 1 | |
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