Committees and Groups
The Communications Alliance Operations Council is comprised of senior representatives from member companies to guide and help manage the core operational activities of the Alliance.
Customer Equipment and Cable Reference Panel (CECRP)
The Customer Equipment and Cabling Reference Panel identifies and reviews customer equipment and customer cabling issues likely to affect industry and recommend appropriate action for the ongoing efficient operation of the industry. This includes the review of existing standards, codes, guidelines and other related documentation.
Industry Consumer Advisory Group (ICAG)
The Industry Consumer Advisory Group was established to represent and advance the interests of Communications Alliance members involved in the delivery of services to end users.
It will focus its efforts on improving the level of Industry compliance with Consumer related Codes. It will also develop good working relationships with key stakeholders including Communications Compliance, ACCAN, TIO and the ACMA.
Network Reference Panel (NRP)
The Network Reference Panel identifies and reviews network issues likely to affect industry and recommend appropriate action for the ongoing efficient operation of the industry. This includes the review of existing codes, guidelines and other related documentation.
Operations Reference Panel (ORP)
The Operations Reference Panel identifies and reviews issues likely to affect industry operational matters and recommend appropriate action for the ongoing efficient operation of the industry. This includes the review of existing codes, guidelines, IT specifications and other related documentation.
Telecommunications Fraud Prevention Group (TFPG)
The Telecommunications Fraud Prevention Group represents telecommunications providers in relation to the identification and consideration of fraudulent and/or criminal activities that specifically target providers of telecommunications services to the Australian market, and the consumers of these services.
Satellite Services Working Group (SSWG)
The Satellite Services Working Group represents and advances the interests of Communications Alliance members involved in the delivery of satellite-based network and facilities services on a wholesale and/or retail basis.
Numbering Working Group (NWG)
The Numbering Working Group represents telecommunications providers in relation to matters pertaining to numbering in the telecommunications industry.
CECRP Panel Advisory Group
The CECRP/PAG is a standing Advisory Group charged with the responsibility of reviewing queries on AS/ACIF Standards and ACMA Technical Standards and developing responses on behalf of Communications Alliance.
Mobile Number Portability Administration Group
The Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Administration Group ensures the efficient operation of MNP within the scope of the Mobile Number Portability
Industry Code (C570:2009).
Mobile Content and Services Group
The Mobile Content and Services Group examines opportunities for growth and discusses current industry issues from a mobile premium services content aggregator/content service provider perspective.
Mobile Premium Services Carrier Group
The Mobile Premium Services Carrier Group examines opportunities for operational efficiencies and industry growth in the delivery of Mobile Premium Services from an end carriage service provider perspective.
NBN OTT Services Transition Working Group (NOST)
The NOST Working Group is developing communications and operational plans to help RSPs and Over-The-Top (OTT) service providers to manage transition of relevant services and devices from copper to fibre based telephone services and to assist end-users of OTT services (and in particular personal medical alarm services) to manage the transition from copper to fibre based telephone services.
WC33 Greenfields Working Committee
The Greenfields Working Committee (WC33) is to develop:
- a new Fibre Ready Pit and Pipe Specification for Real Estate Development Projects;
- a new Shared Trench Agreement for Real Estate Development Projects Guideline; and
- if required, a new Communications Pipe Standard.
WC44 LNP Code Revision
The Local Number Portability Code Revision
Working Committee (WC44) is to revise the Local Number Portability Code (C540:2007)
- Update the existing LNP Code where essential to achieve effective number portability processes for customers moving between telephony service providers;
- Reconsider current LNP scenarios and to take into account new LNP scenarios;
- Highlight that porting processes should be (access network) technology neutral;
- Revision of a number of terms and wording that are copper network specific to better meet a mixed copper/fibre model for the next decade; and
- Ensure the Code remains fit-for-purpose during the period in which the NBN roll-out will move from low to higher volume deployments.
WC46 Wireless Data ECS Exemption
The CE Wireless Data ECS Exemption
Working Committee (WC46) is to develop an Amendment to AS/CA S042.1: 2010 Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network — Part 1: General
Standard to exclude CE that use a wireless data connection (either satellite data or 3G data) that provide voice communications to a call answering point (such as a control centre) that is not an Emergency Services Operator (ESO) from the requirements for emergency call access.
WC47 Communications Services Emergency Response Revision
The Communications Services Emergency Response Revision
Working Committee (WC47) is to revise the (G596:2002
) Communications Support for Emergency Response
- align with:
- developments in the Regulatory arrangements related to the National Broadband Network and industry practices and procedures.
- NSW legislation changes with regard to the authority of the Communications Functional Area;
- reflect the role of NBN Co in supplying the customer access network to Access Seekers;
- include on-line methods as an alternative to the document in Appendix C;
WC50 LNP NBN Requirements
The Local Number Portability Code NBN Requirements
Working Committee (WC50) is to develop recommendations for an LNP framework in a fully realised NBN environment, taking the following into consideration:
- Customer transfer and LNP experiences gained in the NBN environment including customer experience, the type and nature of transactions, systems and process capabilities being deployed and existing and future capability to support high volume migrations and transfers projected in the NBN Co business plan;
- The different roles of carriers, carriage service providers, access providers, wholesale aggregators, retail service providers and resellers in the LNP process in an NBN environment;
- Outcomes for customers and industry, taking into account expected longer term service trends, underlying service technologies, interconnect arrangements and international practices. Focus to include service provider entry into the LNP framework and the resultant consumer experience of portability being broadly available across fixed telephony suppliers; and
- Longer term trends in market structure expected in an NBN environment, noting the desirability of a robust level of market place competition at each service delivery layer.
WC52 Push Mobile Location Information
The Push Mobile Location Information
Working Committee (WC52) is to create a combined set of documents for mobile location information based on:
- two existing specifications (G557:2009 and G629:2009);
- an existing guideline (G643:2011); and
- a new Push Mobile Location Information (MoLI) Interface To Enhanced Calling Line Identification System (ECLIPS) Specification as parts 1 to 4 of G557:3013.