Current Activities

Communications Alliance – working with its Carrier and CSP members, nbn™, Vendor members and other members and Stakeholders – is engaged on a number of NBN-related operational projects.  These include:



WC53 NBN Access Transfer

Description

WC53 NBN Access Transfer Code revision

The NBN Access Transfer working committee is revising the C647:2017 NBN Access Transfer Industry Code to address the comments received during the review of the Code and to review the processes concerning invalid, unauthorised or repeat transfers.

Terms of reference here

Representatives

Aussie Broadband, Macquarie Telecom, nbn, Optus, Telstra, TPG Telecom, Vocus (ACCC and ACMA as observers).

Guideline Updated
In 2021 the G662 Guideline was revised to include additional protections for services which may be disrupted due to multiple service transfers. These include High Risk Services and Impacted Services that have been Reversed / Transferred with an aim to protect them from subsequent attempts to Transfer them  unless correct validation has occurred.


NBN OTT Services Transition Working Group (NOST)

Description

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.

The NBN OTT Services Transition Working Group has been established to:

  • develop communications and operational plans to help Retail Service Providers (RSPs) and Over-The-Top (OTT) service providers to manage transition of relevant services and/or devices from copper to fibre based telephone services.
  • develop communications and operational plans to assist end-users of OTT services (and in particular personal medical alarm services) to manage transition from copper to fibre based telephone services.
  • acts as a forum to encourage interaction between RSPs and OTT providers to manage interworking and migration from copper based to fibre based telephone services.
  • acts as a forum for the sharing of test results and trials between RSPs, OTT providers and NBN Co.

The Industry Guidance Note (IGN 004)  Migration of back-to-base medical and security alarms to Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) open access networks – considerations has been revised by the NOST Working Group in the lead-up to the recent Federal Election. Further work is to be undertaken to assess the implications for OTT device transition arising from the introduction of Fibre To The Node (FTTN) to the range of access technologies to be used during the roll-out of the NBN. A further edition of the guidance note will be issued when this work is completed.  

Terms of Reference (Download, .doc 41KB)

Representatives

ACCC, ACMA, ASIAL, DBCDE, Hills International & Technology Group, IPStar Australia, NBN Co, OptiComm Co, Optus, Orion Satellite Systems, Telstra, TUSMA, UHS, VC International (VCI) (representing PERSA)