Issue No 18: 27 July 2021



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Local Number Portability Code – Open for Review Comments

Communications Alliance is seeking comments for a scheduled review of the C540:2013 Local Number Portability - Incorporating Variation No.1/2016 Industry Code.

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

The aims of the review are 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.

There are also a number of operational Guidelines which accompany the Code. These should be considered to determine if amendments are required.

G602.1:2016 Local Number Portability IT Specifications and Operations Manual Part 1 - General, give back and ported local number register processing
G602.2:2016 Local Number Portability IT Specifications and Operations Manual Part 2 - Category A Processing
G602.4:2016 Local Number Portability IT Specifications and Operations Manual Part 4 - Category C Processing
G602.5:2013 Local Number Portability IT Specifications and Operations Manual Part 5 - Category D Processing Defines the Category D Processing
G603:2013 Local Number Portability IT Test Strategy
G613.1:2016 Local Number Portability IT Test Plan Part 1
G613.2:2016 Local Number Portability IT Test Plan part 2 - Category A
G613.4:2016 Local Number Portability IT Test Plan Part 4 - Category C
G613.5:2013 Local number portability IT test plan part 5 - Category D

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

All submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Friday 20th August 2021. Submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.

Current Consultations

Below is a list of currently open telecommunications-related consultations being conducted by Government and other organisations that provide an opportunity for you to have your say.

Communications Alliance members interested in contributing to an industry submission (if one is being developed in response to a specific consultation) should contact us.

ConsultationOrganisationClosing Date
Regional Telecommunications ReviewRTIRC30/09/2021
Strengthening Cyber Security Regulations IncentivesDepartment of Home Affairs27/09/2021
Consumer Vulnerability: Expectations for the Telco IndustryACMA08/09/2021
Incorporating a new ARPANSA protection standard into regulatory arrangementsACMA12/08/2021
Inquiry into Law Enforcement Agencies Tackling Child ExploitationPJCLE20/08/2021
auDA 2021-25 Proposed StrategyauDA19/08/2021
CDR Strategic Assessment Consultation Paper CDR Sectoral Assessment Telecommunications Consultation PaperTreasury19/08/2021
Updates to spectrum licence taxesACMA12/08/2021
Revisions to the Credit Reporting CodeAustralian Retail Credit Association04/08/2021

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