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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.


C569:2015 Unconditioned Local Loop Service - Ordering, Provisioning and Customer Transfer

C569:2005 (pdf 708kb)

This Code provides a carrier/CSP operational framework for the ordering and provisioning of the unconditioned local loop pairs and the transfer of customers between CSPs.

The Code was updated in 2015 to:

  • remove reference to provisioning activity during the cooling off period in the definition of ‘Invalid ULLS Transfer’ as this is prohibited by the Australian Consumer Law;
  • remove rules on Information to be Provided to Customers, with the intent being captured in the Customer Authorisation Industry Guideline (G651:2015);
  • remove Appendix B: Customer Authorisation Minimum Requirements – ULLS Transfer, with the intent being captured in the Customer Authorisation Industry Guideline (G651:2015); and
  • reflect its publication as a Communications Alliance document.


Eligible Party Identification Codes List


AS/CA S041.1:2015 Requirements for DSL Customer Equipment for connection to the PSTN - Part 1: General

AS/CA S041.1:2015 (.pdf, 294 KB)

Publication date: 25 February 2015

Specifies the technical requirements for Customer Equipment (CE), or the parts of the CE that are designed or intended for connection to a DSL service that shares the metallic local loop with an analogue PSTN two-wire service.

This document supersedes AS/ACIF S041.1:2009. The superseded Standard is available at www.commsalliance.com.au/Documents/Available-Superseded.


AS/CA S043.1:2015 Requirements for Customer Equipment for connection to a metallic local loop interface of a Telecommunications Network- Part 1: General

AS/CA S043.1:2015 (.pdf, 436 KB)

Publication date: 9 Jan 2015

This Standard specifies the technical requirements for Customer Equipment (CE) that is designed or intended for connection to a Telecommunications Network via a metallic local loop interface. This Standard does not apply to CE designed or intended for connection to HFC, coaxial cable or wireless local loop.

This document supersedes AS/ACIF S043.1:2003. The superseded Standard is available at www.commsalliance.com.au/Documents/Available-Superseded.




AS/CA S043.3:2015 Requirements for Customer Equipment for connection to a metallic local loop interface of a Telecommunications Network Part 3: DC, low frequency AC and voiceband

AS/CA S043.3:2015 (.pdf, 586 KB)

Publication date: 9 Jan 2015

This Standard specifies the technical requirements for Customer Equipment (CE) that-

  1. is designed or intended for connection to a Telecommunications Network via a metallic local loop interface; and
  2. is designed or intended to include one or more of the following capabilities:
    1. DC power feeding or signalling.
    2. Operation in the low frequency AC band, below 300 Hz.
    3. Operation in the voice frequency band.
    4. Operation above the voice frequency band up to 20 kHz.

This document supersedes AS/ACIF S043.3:2008. The superseded Standard is available at www.commsalliance.com.au/Documents/Available-Superseded.



G563:2001 Supporting arrangements for the supply of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Customer Equipment

G563:2001 (.pdf, 110 KB)

These supporting arrangements set out-

  • information about DSL CE that should be made available to consumers and retailers; and
  • requirements for a process for suppliers of DSL CE to be able to verify interoperability with Carriage Service Providers' equipment.

Reconfirmation

The Guideline was reconfirmed in 2012 and the next review is scheduled to occur in February 2017.


G572:2007 Unconditioned Local Loop Service Fault Management

G572:2007 (.pdf, 431 KB)

Describes interoperator processes for recording, tracking and resolving individual customer and network ULLS faults, processes for ULLS testing by Access Seekers, definitions of fault types, procedures for restoring service and processes for handling DSL faults caused by interference.


Reconfirmation

The Guideline was reconfirmed in 2016 and the next review is scheduled to occur in November 2021.
 


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.


G587:2002 Unconditioned Local Loop Service IT Specification - Transaction Analysis

G587:2002 (.pdf, 949 KB)

IT Specification Change Request Log and Change Request List (.zip, 164 KB)

Appendix A Reject Codes (.pdf, 98 KB)

Specifies the IT requirements for pre-order feasibility requests for unconditioned local loop pairs, the provisioning of unconditioned local loop pairs, and the returning of unconditioned local loop pairs to the Access Provider.