Technical Network Documents

This webpage groups together Codes (starting at C518), then Guidelines (starting at G511), then Specifications (starting at G500).


C518:2006 Call Charging and Billing Accuracy

C518_2006 (pdf 3670kb)

Addresses the call charging and billing accuracy of standard telephone services. Does not address the call charging and billing accuracy of other carriage services or content services. Defines the minimum required level of call charging and billing accuracy.

Reconfirmation

The Code was reconfirmed in 2011 and the next review is scheduled to occur in May 2016.

 


C519:2004 End-to-End Network Performance for the STS

C519:2004 (pdf 525kb)

C519:2004 specifies minimum levels of performance for the end-to-end carriage of the Standard Telephone Service over public fixed telecommunications networks and public digital mobile telecommunications networks. It replaces C519:2002.

The Code was reconfirmed in 2009 and 2014 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2019.

C559:2012 Unconditioned Local Loop Service (ULLS) Network Deployment

C559:2012 Explanatory Statement (pdf 118KB)
C559:2012 Part 1 ULLS Performance Requirements (pdf 688KB)
C559:2012 Part 2 Spectral Compatability Determination Process (pdf 686KB)
C559:2012 Part 3 Requirements for Deployment Class Systems (pdf 669KB)

C559:2012 defines the performance requirements for DSL and other technologies on copper access networks. The Code offers a coordinated approach to reduce the risk of interference between services deployed over access networks.

ACIF first published the Unconditioned Local Loop Service (ULLS) Network Deployment Rules Industry Code in August 2001. On the advice of the Network Reference Panel, the ACIF executive made some corrections in March 2002 to Part 3 of this Industry Code for clarity of and consistency between the definitions of Deployment Classes.

The Code was revised in 2003 to include in the Code the facility for use of a modified Crosstalk Calculation Template where a Non-deployment Class System is obtained by a linear filtering of the transmit PSD of a Deployment Class System, without any change to the line code plus some agreed changes to Benchmarks based on industry experience.

The Code was revised in 2005 to include Deployment Classes based on ADSL2, ADSL2+ and ESHDSL.

The Code was revised in 2006 to include Deployment Classes based on ADSL2 and ADSL2+ with extended upstream bandwidth.

The Code was revised in 2011-12 to include current cable types and some relatively minor updates to cable loss values to reflect industry experience.

This Code was registered by the ACMA on 16 May 2012.

Non-Deployment Class Systems
There is also a list of Non-Deployment Class Systems that may be of interest to anyone using C559:2012.
- Refer to C559:2012 for information on what is a Non-Deployment Class System.
- Refer to G618:2004 Approval of Non-Deployment Class Systems Industry Guideline for information on the process to propose a Non-Deployment Class System.

Spectral Compatibility Software Tool

The October 2011 version of the Spectral Compatibility Software Tool is available from us.  Please contact us if you would like the Tool to be emailed to you.  You will be sent a zip file (.zip, 2.7MB) which consists of a license agreement, a user manual and the Tool (.xls format, 16MB). The Tool can be used for the calculation of the crosstalk scenarios in C559:2012.


G511:1998 1800/13/1300 Number Portability - Network Plan

G511:1998 (.pdf, 259 KB)

Specifies agreed network arrangements for the provision of 1800/13/1300 number portability using a central reference database maintained by an 'Independent body'.

This Guideline was reconfirmed in 2004, 2009 and 2014 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2019.


G538:1999 Interconnection Model

G538:1999 (.pdf, 328 KB)

Developed as a framework to guide interested parties considering interconnection in the Australian environment. It describes the interconnection arrangements in Australia for circuit switched networks that have been developed from the introduction of full network competition in July 1997.

The Interconnection Model was reconfirmed in 2004, 2009 and in 2014 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2019.


G545:2000 HFC Network RF Signal Egress Monitoring

G545:2000 (.pdf, 242 KB)

G545 HFC Network RF Signal Egress Monitoring defines parameters and methodologies for frequency co-ordination between different broadband reticulation systems running in close physical proximity.

This Guideline was reconfirmed in 2015 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2020.

G557:2014 Location Information for Emergency Calls

G557.1:2014 (.pdf, 256 KB)

G557.2:2014 (.zip, 3621 KB)

List of SMSA and ABC Codes 22Apr09 (.xls, 39 KB)

List of Adjoining SMSA Codes 03Jul02 (.xls, 86 KB)

G557.3:2017  (.pdf, 164 KB)

G557.4:2014  (.pdf, 399 KB)

G557.5:2014 (.pdf,  956 KB)

Part 1 is an Index that describes the parts of G557.

Part 2 is the Standardised Mobile Service Area (SMSA) and Location Indicator Register.  It is a pack of 5 compressed files (3,621KB) that define the SMSAs for use in the interim signalling of mobile caller location and 3 digit 'ABC' codes for caller location. These files were prepared in MapInfo (TM) and you will need relevant software to be able to read/view the files. For those unable to view map files there are also some spreadsheets with summary information available from this webpage.

Part 3 is the Location Independent Communications Service Location Indicator for Emergency Services Signalling Guideline (previously G629:2009). It specifies the industry procedures for the transfer of location information for Location Independent Communications Service (LICS) Services to Emergency Service Numbers.

Part 4 is the Mobile Location Information (MOLI) Processes For Emergency Calling And Rescue Coordination Guideline (previously G643:2012).  It describes the processes to provide location information for an Emergency Call on request from an Emergency Service Organisation or the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Part 5 is the Push Mobile Location Information (MoLI) Interface To Enhanced Calling Line Identification System (ECLIPS) Specification.  It defines an interface for the transfer of Push MoLI between a Mobile Carrier and ECLIPS for an Emergency Call.
 

History:

G557:1999 (.zip, 3,241 KB) was a set of 46 compressed files that defined the SMSAs. It complemented G530:1999 Mobile Location Indicator for Emergency Services and G532:1999 Mobile Location Indicator - 13/1300/1800.

In 2002 ACIF updated and published several component files in G557 as G557:2002 supplement (.zip, 924 KB). These files replaced the corresponding files in G557:1999.

At the same time in 2002, two spreadsheets were made available for download:

  • a list of all SMSA and ABC Codes (38KB); and
  • a list of all SMSAs and the respective Codes that adjoin each SMSA (86KB).

In 2006 the spreadsheet with the list of SMSA Codes was updated and published.  This modified the description of existing '98x' and '99x' ABC codes (used for VoIP, nomadic and fixed services) and made no changes to ABC codes for calls from mobiles.  Therefore the spreadsheet with the list of adjoining SMSA Codes was not affected by the modifications.

In 2007 Communications Alliance updated the maps to remove unnecessary information.  There was no change to the 3 digit ABC codes or to the list of adjoining areas.

In 2009 Communications Alliance updated the list of SMSA and ABC Codes to:

  • replace “For Nomadic Services” with “For Location Independent Communications Services” as the heading for the 3 digit ‘ABC’ codes 98x for consistency with the amended Telecommunications (Emergency Call Service) Determination 2002;
  • explicitly define as “Unallocated” the previously unallocated 3 digit ‘ABC’ codes within existing ranges of codes; and
  • add “QLD” as the State/Territory field for the 3 digit ‘ABC’ code 565.

G557:2009 replaced G557:2007 and complemented G629:2009 Location Independent Communications Service Location Indicator for Emergency Services Signalling Specification which became Part 3 of G557:2014.

G557.3:2017 replaced G557.3:2014 to correct some editorial errors.

An associated document G606:2002 Standardised Mobile Service Area (SMSA) Register - Management Processes is available for download. It defines the processes and procedures relating to the management of the SMSA Register.


G561:2009 Mobile Number Portability Network Plan for Voice, Data and Fax Services

G561:2009 (.pdf, 123 KB)

G561 defines the industry agreed call handling arrangements to support mobile number portability. In particular, this plan describes call handling between interconnected networks for circuit switched voice, data and fax calls to portable mobile numbers. First published September 2000. Updated December 2000 to align Section 7 of ACIF G561 with the ACCC direction to ACA on MNP of November 2000. Updated March 2002 to clarify use of service digits for transfer/port of service between networks operated by same organisation e.g. GSM to CDMA, 2G to 3G.

The Guideline was recofirmed in 2014 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2019.

G565:2009 Mobile Number Portability Network Plan for SMS

G565:2009 (.pdf, 164 KB)

G565:2009 specifies industry agreed routing arrangements to enable correct delivery of inter-carrier SMS.

The Guideline was recofirmed in 2014 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2019.

G577:2009 Mobile Number Portability Testing Strategy for Voice, Data and Fax Services

G577:2009 (.pdf, 112 KB)

G577 describes the joint network testing for voice, fax and data services to be conducted by PSDs and Mobile Carriers for mobile number portability. This is separate to and in addition to any internal testing conducted by any PSD or Mobile Carrier.

The Guideline was recofirmed in 2014 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2019.

G578:2009 Mobile Number Portability Testing Strategy for SMS

G578:2009 (.pdf, 100 KB)

G578 describes the joint network testing to be conducted by Carriers and Carriage Service Providers for mobile number portability for SMS. This is separate to and in addition to any internal testing conducted by any CSP.

The Guideline was recofirmed in 2014 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2019.


G604:2013 MNP Ongoing Test Plan for Voice Fax and Data Services

G604:2013 (.pdf, 259 KB)

G604:2013 defines the ongoing MNP specific testing recommended to be performed by new PSDs and Mobile Carriers.

The Guideline was revised in 2013 to reflect changes to mobile networks in Australia (e.g. the shutdown of CDMA networks, consolidation of networks).


G605:2002 Inter-Network ATM Services

G605:2002 (.pdf, 449 KB)

G605:2002 Inter-Network ATM Services Guideline is a voluntary guideline for the connection of networks based on Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) User-Network Interface (UNI) 3.1. UNI signalling is excluded from the scope of this work.

Reconfirmation

This Guideline was reconfirmed in 2015 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2020.

G618:2004 Approval of Non-Deployment Class Systems under ACIF Industry Code C559

G618:2004(.pdf, 292 KB)

Describes the process for proposing Non-Deployment Class Systems under C559 Unconditioned Local Loop Service (ULLS) Network Deployment Rules Industry Code and gives detailed requirements for the information which must be submitted by the proposer.

The Guideline was reconfirmed in 2009 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2014.


G500:2000 Signalling System No. 7 - Interconnection ISUP

G500:2000 Introduction (.pdf, 206 KB)

G500:2000 Part A | G500:2000 Part B | G500:2000 Part C | G500:2000 Part D
G500:2000 Part E1 | G500:2000 Part E2 | G500:2000 Part E3 | G500:2000 Part E4 | G500:2000 Part E5
G500:2000 Part E6 | G500:2000 Part E7 | G500:2000 Part E8 | G500:2000 Part E9
Note: Please contact us if you would like a softcopy of G500:2000  Part A - Part E.

G500:2000 (.zip, 1992 KB)

Defines the interconnection services and signalling protocol to be available for interconnecting domestic Australian networks.

The Specification was reconfirmed in 2007, 2012 and 2017 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2022.

Other related documents include:

G549:2000 Interconnection Implementation Plan (this complements G500:2000)

G500:1998 Specification - Signalling System No 7 - Interconnect ISUP (this was improved to produce G500:2000)

G500:1998 Supplement is the supplementary documents to G500:1998. It contains a number of service descriptions and the interconnect dial plan which was the predecessor to G549:2000.

G500:2002 Specification - Interconnect Signalling Specification for Circuit Switched Networks is based on the ITU's ISUP 2000 and related ETSI specifications and may also be of interest


G500:2002 Specification - Interconnect Signalling Specification for Circuit Switched Networks

G500:2002 Introduction (.pdf, 429 KB)

G500:2002 Part A ISUP | G500:2002 Part B TCAP | G500:2002 Part C SCCP (2.49MB zip)
G500:2002 Part D MTP | G500:2002 Part E Call Diversion | G500:2002 Part F Presentation Services
G500:2002 Part G Miscellaneous Services | G500:2002 Part H TCAP_SCCP Services
Note: Please contact us if you would like a softcopy of G500:2002  Part A - Part H.
 
G500:2002 specifies the interconnect services and signalling protocol that will be available from interconnecting domestic Australian circuit switched networks.

The Specification was reconfirmed in 2007, 2017 and 2017 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2022.

G500:2002, G500:2000 and G500:1998 are separate versions of signalling specifications for the interconnection of circuit switched networks in Australia. At the time of publication, inter-network interfaces based on either G500:1998 or G500:2000 are in operation and might continue to be used indefinitely.

Refer to G549:2002 Interconnection Implementation Industry Guideline for information to assist with the consistent implementation of Interconnection Signalling based on G500:2002 for a Point of Interconnection carrying circuit switched services using E1 based transmission and ISUP signalling. G549:2002 also provides information on interworking between G500:2000 and G500:2002 versions of ISUP.

 


G502:1998 Australian Network Performance Plan

G502:1998 (.pdf, 925 KB)

Provides network design recommendations for voice and voice-band data service connections including PSTN, ISDN and Mobile that are all-digital between network interfaces with digital or analogue access lines from appropriate end-user Customer Equipment and private networks.

This Guideline was reconfirmed in 2006 and in 2009 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2014.


G520:2005 Local Number Portability - Network Plan

G520:2005 (.pdf, 433 KB)

Defines the call handling and technical interconnection arrangements for local number portability, based on a model of interconnected networks. The model of interconnected networks is derived from AUSTEL's Interconnection Model of March 1995. The Plan also provides a description of the initial solutions being used for providing local number portability in Australia.

This Specification was reconfirmed in 2015 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2020.


G549:2000 Interconnection Implementation Plan

G549:2000 (.pdf, 273 KB)

Specifies the recommended technique for passing information between networks that is necessary for end-to-end operation but is not included in the signalling elements of the Interconnection ISUP Specification.

The Specification was reconfirmed in 2007, 2012 and 2017 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2022.

Other related documents include:

  • G500:2000 Interconnection ISUP (this complements G549:2000)
  • G500:1998 Specification - Signalling System No 7 - Interconnect ISUP (this was improved to produce G500:2000) 
  • G500:1998 Supplement is the supplementary documents to G500:1998. It contains a number of service descriptions and the interconnect dial plan which was the predecessor to G549:2000.
  • G549:2002 Interconnection Implementation Guideline may also be of interest. It provides information on the consistent implementation of interconnection signalling based on G500:2002 and interworking between G500:2000 and G500:2002. 
  • G500:2002 Specification - Interconnect Signalling Specification for Circuit Switched Networks is based on the ITU's ISUP 2000 and related ETSI specifications and may be of interest if using G549:2002 instead of G549:2000.

G549:2002 Interconnection Implementation

G549:2002 (.pdf, 496 KB)

The Specification was reconfirmed in 2007, 2012 and 2017 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2022.

Other related documents include:

  • G500:2002 Specification - Interconnect Signalling Specification for Circuit Switched Networks is based on the ITU's ISUP 2000 and related ETSI specifications and may be of interest if using G549:2002 instead of G549:2000.
  • G500:2000 Interconnection ISUP (this complements G549:2000)
  • G500:1998 Specification - Signalling System No 7 - Interconnect ISUP (this was improved to produce G500:2000)
  • G500:1998 Supplement is the supplementary documents to G500:1998. It contains a number of service descriptions and the interconnect dial plan which was the predecessor to G549:2000.
  • G549:2000 Interconnection Implementation Plan is the predecessor to G549:2002

G629:2009 Location Independent Communications Service Location Indicator for Emergency Services Signalling Specification

G629:2009 (.pdf, 132 KB)

Specifies the industry procedures for the transfer of correct caller location information from Location Independent Communications Service (LICS) Service Providers and their respective Transit Service Deliverers to the Emergency Call Person for LICS calls to Emergency Service Numbers.

The content of G629:2009 now appears in Part 3 of G557:2014.

G632:2012 Quality of Service parameters for networks using the Internet Protocol

G632:2012 (.pdf, 549 KB)

This Guideline defines a number of IP Network QoS Classes, including performance expectations for each class, and methods of ‘marking’ packets to signal to a receiving network which IP Network QoS Class is expected to be applied to the packet as it travels through the network.

The Guideline was reconfirmed in 2017 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2022.


G633:2012 Quality of Service for networks using the Internet Protocol - Test methods

G633:2012 (.pdf, 384 KB)

This Guideline recommends test methods for the IP Network QOS Classes defined in G632 Quality of Service parameters for networks using the Internet Protocol Guideline

The Guideline was reconfirmed in 2017 and the next review is scheduled to occur in 2022.


G634:2013 Quality of Service parameters for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services

G634:2013 (.pdf, 837 KB)

This Guideline recommends Quality of Service (QoS) categories and identifies influencing impairments for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Services within Australia.

G635:2013 Testing Arrangements for Quality of Service Parameters for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Services

G635:2013 (.pdf, 1255 KB)

This Guideline recommends testing methods for G634 i.e. testing arrangements for Quality of Service (QoS) parameters for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Services independent of the network delivery access or mechanism.