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


COMMUNICATIONS ALLIANCE SEEKING REVIEW COMMENTS ON AS/CA S035:2015 REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLATION OF TEMPORARY FIELD TELECOMMUNICATIONS CUSTOMER CABLING FOR DEFENCE PURPOSES STANDARD

Communications Alliance is seeking comments from interested parties on the following Standard:
  • AS/CA S035:2015 Requirements for installation of temporary field telecommunications customer cabling for defence purposes
AS/CA S035 applies to the installation of temporary field cabling by Department of Defence personnel and overseas defence forces for defence purposes during exercise, training or operational deployment by the Department of Defence (DoD), or overseas defence forces exercising with Australian DoD personnel. It should be read in conjunction with other referenced Standards. This Standard sets out the minimum requirements to ensure that the installation or use of the cabling does not expose Carrier personnel, cabling providers, end-users or other persons to any danger; and the installation or use of the cabling does not adversely affect the integrity (proper end-to-end functioning) of a Telecommunications Network.

The publications can be downloaded from https://www.commsalliance.com.au/Documents/all/Standards/S035

You can use the Submit Comments form to submit your comments, submit via email (info@commsalliance.com.au) or go to the Contact Us webpage to obtain other contact methods such as by post or fax.

All submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Friday 2 October 2020. Submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.


COMMUNICATIONS ALLIANCE SEEKING REVIEW COMMENTS ON AS/CA S041:2015 REQUIREMENTS FOR DSL CUSTOMER EQUIPMENT FOR CONNECTION TO THE PUBLIC SWITCHED TELEPHONE NETWORK STANDARD

Communications Alliance is seeking comments from interested parties on the following Standard:
  • AS/CA S041:2015 Requirements for DSL Customer Equipment for connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network
Part 1: General
Part 2: Modems for use in connection with all DSL services
Part 3: Filters for use in connection with all xDSL services

AS/CA S041 specifies the technical requirements for Customer Equipment , or the parts of the Customer Equipment that are designed or intended for connection to a DSL service that shares the metallic local loop with an analogue PSTN two-wire service. Part 1 provides the general requirements. Parts 2 and 3 provide the technical requirements for DSL Modem and xDSL Filter Customer Equipment respectively. ADSL and VDSL modems and filters are examples of Customer Equipment designed for connection to a DSL service operating over a shared metallic local loop with an analogue PSTN two-wire service.

The publications can be downloaded from https://www.commsalliance.com.au/Documents/all/Standards

You can use the Submit Comments form to submit your comments, submit via email (info@commsalliance.com.au) or go to the Contact Us webpage to obtain other contact methods such as by post or fax.

All submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Friday 2 October 2020. Submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.


COMMUNICATIONS ALLIANCE SEEKING REVIEW COMMENTS ON AS/CA S043:2015 REQUIREMENTS FOR CUSTOMER EQUIPMENT FOR CONNECTION TO A METALLIC LOCAL LOOP INTERFACE OF A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK STANDARD

Communications Alliance is seeking comments from interested parties on the following Standard:
  • AS/CA S043:2015 Requirements for Customer Equipment for connection to a metallic local loop interface of a Telecommunications Network
Part 1: General
Part 3: DC, low frequency AC and voiceband

AS/CA S043:2015 specifies the technical requirements for Customer Equipment that is designed or intended for connection to a Telecommunications Network via a metallic local loop interface. This Standard does not apply to Customer Equipment designed or intended for connection to HFC, coaxial cable or wireless local loop. Part 1 provides general requirements and Part 3 applies to Customer Equipment that is designed or intended to include one or more of the following capabilities: i) DC power feeding or signalling; ii) operation in the low frequency AC band, below 300 Hz; iii) operation in the voice frequency band or iv) operation above the voice frequency band up to 20 kHz

The publications can be downloaded from https://www.commsalliance.com.au/Documents/all/Standards

You can use the Submit Comments form to submit your comments, submit via email (info@commsalliance.com.au) or go to the Contact Us webpage to obtain other contact methods such as by post or fax.

All submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Friday 2 October 2020. Submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.


Documents under review – comment period expired

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


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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