Drafts for Public Comment

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Current Drafts for Public Comment

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Expired Drafts for Public Comment

The documents listed below are drafts on which the period for public comment has ended.
These documents are provided for reference.

Once a period for public comment has ended the usual process is for the group that developed the draft (e.g. a Working Committee) to review any public comments on the draft and then work towards consensus on the content of the document, leading to publication of the document.

Local Number Portability Code

LNP Code  DR C540:2016 (641 KB)
LNP IT Specifications and Operations Manual Part 1 General, Give Back and Ported Local Number Register Processing G602.1:2016 (662 KB)
LNP IT Specifications and Operations Manual Part 2 – Category A Processing G602.2:2016 (932 KB)
LNP IT Specifications and Operations Manual Part 4 – Category C Processing G602.4:2016 (1,145 KB)
LNP IT Test Plan Part 1 G613.1:2016 (394 KB)
LNP IT Test Plan Part 2 Category A G613.2:2016 (717 KB)
LNP IT Test Plan Part 4 Category C G613.4:2016 (1,223 KB)

The Local Number Portability Code sets out inter-Carrier/CSP operational procedures for the implementation of LNP processes.

The revisions made to the LNP Code and relevant IT Specification Guidelines are:

  • update the LNP Code to remove the requirement to reject a request where the FNN and account number don’t match on a Category A or Category C port notification; and
  • where relevant, ensure that existing validation can continue to match FNN and account number to limit the change only to those that fail this validation. This will ensure any IT and process change is minimised for Carriers/CSPs.

All account validation processes for PNV are to remain as they are.

Information on the Working Committee which developed the Code, including the Terms of Reference, can be found here.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED AT 5:00PM (AEST) ON THURSDAY 21 JULY 2016.


Requirements for Customer Equipment for connection to a metallic local loop interface of a Telecommunications Network — Part 2: Broadband Australian Standard

DR AS/CA S043.2:2016 (606 KB)

The Requirements for Customer Equipment for connection to a metallic local loop interface of a Telecommunications Network — Part 2: Broadband Standard specifies the requirements for broadband equipment connected to copper wire pairs e.g. DSL modems.

The Standard has been revised to add requirements for VDSL2 modems to support:

  • Upstream Power Backoff in Equipment Class 10v, consistent with the existing requirement for Equipment Classes 10h and 10j to 10n; and
  • Upstream Power Backoff Length Estimation Method (based on ITU T Rec. G.993.2) in Equipment Classes 10h, 10j to 10n, and 10v.

Information on the Working Committee which revised the Standard, including the Terms of Reference can be found here.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED AT 5.00 P.M. ON (AEST) 12 JULY 2016.

Fibre Ready Pit And Pipe Specification For Real Estate Development Projects Industry Guideline

DR G645:2016 (5,841 KB)

The Fibre Ready Pit And Pipe Specification For Real Estate Development Projects Industry Guideline is designed to:

  • outline the minimum standard for Telecommunications pit and pipe installation within Real Estate Development Project to be considered a Fibre Ready Facility;
  • describe recommended processes for the design and installation of pit and pipe facilities for use in a Real Estate Development Project;
  • describe recommended processes and materials for the design and installation of such pit and pipe facilities.

The Guideline has been revised to add content on multi unit and multi building developments, including super lots; clarify the definition of popular Conduit sizes; maintain consistency with other industry documents; and update several of the figures.
Information on the Working Committee which revised the Guideline, including the Terms of Reference can be found here.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED AT 5.00 P.M. ON (AEST) 30 MAY 2016.

Copyright Notice Scheme Industry Code

DR C653:2015 (709 KB)

The Copyright Notice Scheme Industry Code creates a Copyright Notice Scheme through which residential fixed internet users who are alleged to have infringed copyright online will receive an escalating series of infringement notices designed to change their behaviour and steer them toward lawful sources of content. The Scheme has a strong emphasis on public education and does not contain explicit sanctions against internet users, but does provide for a ‘facilitated preliminary discovery’ process through which ISPs can assist Rights Holders who may decide to take legal action against persistent infringers.

Information on the Working Committee which revised the Code, including the Terms of Reference can be found here.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED AT 5.00 P.M. ON (AEDT) 23 March 2015.

Please note that all submissions received will be made publically available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.

Public Comments on Draft Copyright Code: Individuals