[AusNOG] Telstra flicks switch on high speed broadband network
Stephen.Baxter at staff.pipenetworks.com
Wed Feb 6 14:03:50 EST 2008
What if a carrier requested that ADSL gets added to the declared service
list ? Surely there would need to be a formal process (inquiry or
similar) into the request ? That was how it worked with respect to
wholesale access to the HFC network (from memory).
> > I was under the impression this style of decision was
> governed by the
> > TPA and therefore the ACCC. Is there legislation required for this ?
> > SB
> Not legislation.
> ADSL is not currently a regulated service like ULLS or LSS - Telstra
> wholesale it voluntarily.
> Telstra have said they wanted 'regulatory certainty' that
> ADSL2+ would
> not become a declared service in the future, before they turned it on
> The ACCC said long ago that they could not see a compelling reason to
> declare access to wholesale ADSL, and that Telstra might get the
> 'regulatory certainty' they wanted, if Telstra would only
> formally ask.
> The TPA process requires a carrier to ask for certainty,
> before the ACCC
> can decide to grant it or not.
> It would appear that Telstra finally effectively wrote the
> letter and asked.
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