Documents under review

All Communications Alliance published documents (Code/Guideline/Standard) are reviewed from time to time.

Review aims

To identify:
  • any existing issues with the document;
  • whether any process improvement is required, from operational experience in dealing with the document;
  • any gaps in the document;
  • clarifications that improve requirements;
  • whether the document is meeting the needs of industry and the community satisfactorily; and
  • expected impact of technology changes.
The document review will focus on its obligations and what it delivers, rather than compliance with the document, noting that it operates in the current legislative framework.

Review process

The Communications Alliance Document Maintenance Policy and Process defines the policy on the review of Communications Alliance documents.

All comments received will be considered by representatives of stakeholders to prepare a specific recommendation and reasons to revise, reconfirm or withdraw the published document.

Outcomes of the review

The outcome of the review of a document will be a decision to revise, amend (in the case of Standards), reconfirm or withdraw the published document.

Note that a review will not necessarily lead to the document being changed with a new version being published.

Want to submit a comment on document under review?

You can use the Submit Comments form to submit your comments via email or go to the Contact Us webpage to obtain other contact methods such as by post or fax.

All submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.

Documents under review – open for comment


Documents under review – comment period expired

The comment period has expired for the documents under review listed below.


AS/ACIF S006:2008 Requirements for Customer Equipment, operating in the voiceband, for connection to the non-switched Telecommunications Network

AS/ACIF S006 specifies the technical requirements for Customer Equipment that is designed or intended for connection to a non-switched Telecommunications Network presented as a cable pair interface, operating in the voice frequency band and does not have a DC or out-of-band signalling capability or DC power feed. This Standard has been reconfirmed once in 2013.

The aims of the review are to identify:

  • any existing issues with the Standard
  • whether any process improvement is required, from operational experience in dealing with the Standard;
  • any gaps in the Standard;
  • clarifications that improve requirements;
  • whether the Standard is meeting the needs of industry and the community satisfactorily; and
  • expected impact of technology changes.

The Standard can be downloaded from  http://www.commsalliance.com.au/Documents/all/Standards/s006.

COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED AT 5.00 P.M. ON FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2018


Communications Alliance seeking review comments on C647:2017 NBN Access Transfer Industry Code

Communications Alliance is seeking comments for a scheduled review of the following Code:
C647:2017 NBN Access Transfer
Industry Code.

This Code describes the minimum processes between Customers, RSPs, Access Seekers and Access Providers for the post-migration transfer of fibre access services over the NBN and seeks to minimise Customer impacts during the Transfer of an active NBN Service between RSPs.

The aim of the review is to identify any existing issues with the Code;

  • whether any process improvement is required, from operational experience in dealing with the Code;
  • any gaps in the Code;
  • clarifications that improve requirements;
  • whether the document is meeting the needs of industry and the community satisfactorily;
  • expected impact of technology changes; and
  • whether a need exists to amend, reconfirm or withdraw the Code.

The Code can be downloaded from here.

You can use the Submit Comments form to submit your comments via email or go to the Contact Us webpage to obtain other contact methods such as by post or fax.

All submissions closed at 5:00 p.m. (AEST) on Friday 15 March 2019. Submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.

Comments on NBN Access Transfer

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  • TIO (121.1 KB)


Communications Alliance seeking review comments on G522 Calling Number Display Industry Guideline

Communications Alliance is seeking comments for a scheduled review of the following Guideline:
G522:2016 Calling Number Display
Industry Guideline.

This Guideline is intended to:
(a) assist Suppliers with providing privacy protections in the use of CLI and CND;
(b) assist Suppliers with adopting procedures to allow an A-Party to easily Enable or Block CND to the B-Party, where technically feasible; and
(c) deal with the use of CLI by Suppliers.

The aim of the review is to identify any existing issues with the Guideline;

  • whether any process improvement is required, from operational experience in dealing with the Guideline;
  • any gaps in the Guideline;
  • clarifications that improve requirements;
  • whether the document is meeting the needs of industry and the community satisfactorily;
  • expected impact of technology changes; and
  • whether a need exists to amend, reconfirm or withdraw the Guideline.

The Guideline can be downloaded from here.

You can use the Submit Comments form to submit your comments via email or go to the Contact Us webpage to obtain other contact methods such as by post or fax.

Further information can be found on the Documents under review webpage. All submissions closed at 5:00 p.m. (AEST) on Friday 15 March 2019. Submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.