Telecommunications Technical Standard (Requirements for DSL Customer Equipment for connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network – Part 3: Filters for use in connection with all ADSL services – AS/ACIF S041.3:2009) 2009

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Telecommunications Technical Standard (Requirements for DSL Customer Equipment for connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network — Part 3: Filters for use in connection with all ADSL services — AS/ACIF S041.3:2009) 20091
Telecommunications Act 1997
The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Technical Standard under subsection 376 (1) of the Telecommunications Act 1997.
Dated 25th November 2009
Chris Chapman
[signed]
Member
Brendan Byrne
[signed]
General Manager
 
Australian Communications and Media Authority
1              Name of Technical Standard
         (1)   This Technical Standard is the Telecommunications Technical Standard (Requirements for DSL Customer Equipment for connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network — Part 3: Filters for use in connection with all ADSL services — AS/ACIF S041.3:2009) 2009.
         (2)   This Technical Standard may also be cited as AS/ACIF S041.3–2009.
Note 1   The alternative citation mentioned in subsection (2) is the name by which the AS/ACIF Standard, adopted by this Technical Standard under section 6, is usually cited. The AS/ACIF Standard was published in 2009.
Note 2   The AS/ACIF Standard, as adopted by this Technical Standard, does not include any amendments made after the commencement of this Technical Standard. If amendments are made, the terms of this Technical Standard will differ from those of the AS/ACIF Standard unless the amendments are adopted by the ACMA.
2              Commencement
                This Technical Standard commences on the day after it is registered.
3              Objects of Technical Standard
                The objects of this Technical Standard are to:
                (a)    protect the integrity of telecommunications networks and facilities; and
               (b)    protect the health and safety of persons who:
                          (i)    operate a telecommunications network or facility; or
                         (ii)    work on a telecommunications network or facility; or
                         (iii)    use services supplied by means of a telecommunications network or facility; or
                        (iv)    are otherwise reasonably likely to be affected by the operation of a telecommunications network or facility; and
                (c)    ensure that customer equipment can be used to give access to an emergency call service; and
               (d)    ensure, for the purpose of the supply of a standard telephone service, the interoperability of customer equipment with a telecommunications network to which the equipment is, or is proposed to be, connected.
4              Definitions
                In this Technical Standard:
Act means the Telecommunications Act 1997.
ADSL means Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line.
AS/ACIF Standard means the Australian Standard/Australian Communications Industry Forum Standard: Requirements for DSL Customer Equipment for connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network — Part 3: Filters for use in connection with all ADSL services (AS/ACIF S041.3:2009), published by Communications Alliance Ltd in 2009.
DSL means Digital Subscriber Line.
facility has the same meaning as in subsection 374 (2) of the Act.
metallic local loop means metallic twisted pair communications wire in a carrier’s telecommunications network which provides connectivity between a customer’s premises and equipment in the telecommunications network.
public switched telephone network means a telecommunications network which enables a customer to establish a connection for voice frequency communication with another customer, either automatically or with operator assistance.
telecommunications network has the same meaning as in subsection 374 (1) of the Act.
Note   The following expressions used in this Technical Standard are defined in section 7 of the Act:
·      customer equipment
·      emergency call service
·      standard telephone service.
5              Application of Technical Standard
         (1)   This Technical Standard applies to ADSL filter customer equipment, or an ADSL filter part of customer equipment, that is designed, or intended, for connection to an ADSL service that shares the metallic local loop with an analogue public switched telephone network two-wire service.
         (2)   However, this Technical Standard does not apply to customer equipment, or a part of customer equipment, that is designed, or intended, for connection only to an analogue public switched telephone network two-wire service.
6              Technical Standard for customer equipment
                The customer equipment to which this Technical Standard applies must comply with the AS/ACIF Standard.
Note
1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.
 

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