Committees and Groups

WC106 Broadcast Cabling and Digital Equipment

The Broadcast Cabling and Digital Equipment Working Committee is to revise the G642:2016 Installation of Broadcast Cabling and connection of Digital Broadcast Equipment to a Telecommunications Network Industry Guideline.


CECRP Panel Advisory Group
The CECRP/PAG is a standing Advisory Group charged with the responsibility of reviewing queries on AS/ACIF Standards and ACMA Technical Standards and developing responses on behalf of Communications Alliance.
Communications Resilience Admin Industry Group (CRAIG)
The Communications Resilience Admin Industry Group (CRAIG) has been established to help those in and associated with the telecommunications sector to understand the telecommunications environment and the specific systems, networks and assets within the sector that are essential to the continuity of the sectors’ services, to identify the risk, vulnerabilities, and resilience challenges that affect the telecommunications sector, and to facilitate greater collaboration in the repair and recovery effort following a disaster/emergency
Communications Security Reference Panel (CSRP)
The Communications Security Reference Panel is a standing advisory body comprised of industry subject matter experts, with a remit to oversee and coordinate Communications Alliance facilitated industry security initiatives, both current and prospective, including engagement with Government on Security of Critical Infrastructure and national Telecommunications Security Sector Reforms; telecommunications fraud prevention; engagement with Government on Cyber Security and Cyber Safety; along with oversight into eSafety and Privacy matters.
Customer Equipment and Cable Reference Panel (CECRP)
The Customer Equipment and Cable Reference Panel identifies and reviews customer equipment and customer cabling issues likely to affect industry and recommend appropriate action for the ongoing efficient operation of the industry. This includes the review of existing standards, codes, guidelines and other related documentation.
Data Retention Implementation Plan Working Group (DRIP)
The Data Retention Implementation Plan Working Group was established as a result of the new data retention obligations. It assists providers with meeting their obligations under the new law and, where required, with the development of data retention plans.
Fixed Line Administration Group (FLAG)
The Fixed Line Administration Group (FLAG) was established to provide a forum for industry fixed line service providers to consider network related developments, issues and events and to propose appropriate solutions, particularly where end customers are impacted.
Industry Consumer Advisory Group (ICAG)
ICAG is a standing group for CA members to examine matters related to the delivery of services to end users, including the Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code. ICAG engages with a range of stakeholders including consumer representatives, industry regulators, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) and other interested parties.
Mobile Number Portability Administration Group
The Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Administration Group ensures the efficient operation of MNP within the scope of the Mobile Number Portability Industry Code (C570:2009).
Mobile Premium Services Carrier Group
The Mobile Premium Services Carrier Group examines opportunities for operational efficiencies and industry growth in the delivery of Mobile Premium Services from an end carriage service provider perspective.
NBN OTT Services Transition Working Group (NOST)
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.
Network Reference Panel (NRP)
The Network Reference Panel identifies and reviews network issues likely to affect industry and recommend appropriate action for the ongoing efficient operation of the industry. This includes the review of existing codes, guidelines and other related documentation.
Numbering Working Group (NWG)
The Numbering Working Group represents telecommunications providers in relation to matters pertaining to numbering in the telecommunications industry.
Operations Council
The Communications Alliance Operations Council is comprised of senior representatives from member companies to guide and help manage the core operational activities of the Alliance.
Operations Reference Panel (ORP)
The Operations Reference Panel identifies and reviews issues likely to affect industry operational matters and recommend appropriate action for the ongoing efficient operation of the industry. This includes the review of existing codes, guidelines, IT specifications and other related documentation.
Powers and Immunities Reference Group (PIRG)
To help provide Australians with better telecommunications services more quickly and cost effectively, telecommunications carriers have limited special powers to enter land to inspect it and to install and maintain facilities.
Satellite Services Working Group (SSWG)
The Satellite Services Working Group represents and advances the interests of Communications Alliance members involved in the delivery of satellite-based network and facilities services on a wholesale and/or retail basis.
WC102 - Local Number Portability
The Local Number Portabilityt working committee is to create a revised version of the C540: 2013 Local Number Portability Incorporating Variation No.1/2016 Industry Code as part of a scheduled review of the Code, but also to address areas of concern in the Codes identified by submissions received during the Code review comment period.
WC105 Defence Cabling Standard Revision

The Defence Cabling Standard Revision Working Committee is to revise the AS/CA S035:2015 Requirements for installation of temporary field telecommunications customer cabling for defence purposes Standard.


WC107 : PMTS and Satellite Service Customer Equipment Standards

The PMTS and Satellite Service Customer Equipment Standards Working Committee is to revise the customer equipment requirements for PMTS and Satellite Services in the AS/CA S042 Requirements for Connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network Standard to maintain currency with the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Releases and changes under Australian telecommunications legislation and regulations.


WC108 : USIMless Emergency Calls

The USIMless Emergency Calls Working Committee is to develop a new Guideline for the handling of calls:

  • To Emergency Service Numbers (ESNs) 000 or 112;
  • Using a public mobile telecommunications service; and
  • From Customer Equipment that is unable to detect a Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM).

WC118 SIP Transport for Non Mobile Originated Emergency Calls
The WC118 : SIP Transport for Non-Mobile Originated Emergency Calls Working Committee is to create a new Industry Guideline that:
  • Defines recommendations or requirements for the transport of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) information associated with Emergency Calls:
    • From a Carrier or Carriage Service Provider; and
    • For delivery to the Emergency Call Person (ECP) for 000 and 112;
  • Is for non-mobile originated Emergency Calls i.e. Emergency Calls that originate from Customer Equipment that does not access a public mobile telecommunications service designed for voice communications; and
  • Maintains alignment with any relevant international specifications.

WC53 NBN Access Transfer
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.


WC80 Customer Cabling Installation and Cabling Products
The Customer cabling installation and cabling products Working Committee is to revise the AS/CA S008:2010 Requirements for customer cabling productsand AS/CA S009:2013 Installation requirements for customer cabling (Wiring rules) Standards to update the telecommunications cabling product and installation requirements to current industry practices and standards.
WC83 Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment
The Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment Revision Working Committee is to perform an area of work identified in the review of the Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment (C564:2011) Industry Code.
WC84 Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP)
The TCP Code Working Committee (known as the 'Review Committee') has been established through the Industry Consumer Advisory Group Reference Panel (ICAG) to manage the review of the C628:2019 Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code (incorporating variation no.1/2022)
WC86: Emergency Call Services Requirements
The WC86: Emergency Call Services Requirements Working Committee has been established to perform an area of work identified in the review of the G644:2011 Emergency Call Service Protections Requirements Guideline and the Emergency Call Services Requirements (C536:2011) Industry Code. This work is also being undertaken to align the Code with changes made to the Telecommunications (Emergency Call Service) Determination 2019 requested by the ACMA
WC88 Advanced Mobile Location For Mobile Devices
The Advanced Mobile Location For Mobile Devices Working Committee to revise or amend the AS/CA S042.1:2018 Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network – Part 1: General Standard to support the transfer of Advanced Mobile Location (AML) information from a mobile device to a mobile network for emergency calls.
WC91 Integrated Public Number Database (IPND)
The Integrated Public Number Database (IPND) Working Committee is to revise the C555:2020 Integrated Public Number Database Industry Code in association with the scheduled review of the Code.
WC92 Reducing Scam Calls
The Reducing Scam Calls Working Committee is to develop an Industry Code aimed at identifying, tracing and reducing the volume of scam calls.
WC93 G.fast
The G.fast Working Committee (WC93) is to revise the:
  • C658:2019 Next-Generation Broadband Systems Deployment in Customer Cabling Industry Code, and
  • AS/ACIF S043.2 Requirements for Customer Equipment for connection to a metallic local loop interface of a Telecommunications Network - Part 2: Broadband Australian Standard
    • to align with international developments in G.fast technology (e.g. ITU-T Recommendation G.9700) and update the content of C658:2019 and AS/CA S043.2:2016 to enable the deployment of next generation broadband systems based on G.fast technology.
WC94 IMT-2020 Customer Equipment
The IMT-2020 Customer Equipment Working Committee is to develop requirements for IMT-2020 (5G) customer equipment in a new Part 5 of the AS/CA S042 Requirements for Connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network Standard.
WC96 Mobile Location Revision

The Mobile Location Revision Working Committee is to revise parts 1, 5 and 6 of G557:2020 Location Information for Emergency Calls Australian Industry Guideline.


WC97 HFC RF Egress
The HFC RF Egress Working Committee is to revise ACIF G545:2000 HFC Network RF Signal Egress Monitoring Guideline to update processes for alignment with current industry processes.
WC99 Emergency Calls from Mobile Customer Equipment
The Emergency Calls from Mobile Customer Equipment Working Committee is to create a new Guideline/Specification for emergency calls from Customer Equipment (CE) using a mobile service, to enable the forwarding of CE identifier(s) (e.g. IMEI, PEI) to the Emergency Call Person (ECP).