The Telecommunications Labelling (Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Amendment Notice 2009 (No. 1) amends the TLN to include three new technical standards for DSL equipment and withdraw the standard for cellular CDMA. The amendment also includes updates to certain forms.
AS/ACIF S041 DSL Customer Equipment for connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network
The Amendment Notice will give regulatory effect to three new technical standards made by the ACMA under section 376 of the Telecommunications Act. These technical standards are:
AS/ACIF S041.1:2009 Requirements for DSL Customer Equipment for connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network – Part 1: General;
AS/ACIF S041.2:2009 Requirements for DSL Customer Equipment for connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network – Part 2: Modems for use in connection with all DSL services; and
AS/ACIF S041.3:2009 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.
To assist suppliers in adapting to the revised standards, the Amendment Notice applies an overlap period of 24 months. During this period, suppliers have the option of declaring compliance with either the new or former standard.
AS/ACIF S042.2 CDMA Cellular Devices
Communications Alliance has withdrawn the industry standard AS/ACIF S042.2:1999 - Requirements for connection to an air interface of a telecommunications network – Part 2: CDMA (IS 95) as a result of the closure of all CDMA networks.
ACMA considered there is no longer a need to continue to maintain this standard as a regulatory standard. The Amendment Notice assigns the expiry date, 31 December 2009.
Updated Forms TLN Schedules 4 to 5A
The following forms have been replaced:
Schedule 4 Application for permission to use regulatory marks and for issue of supplier code number;
Schedule 4A Notice of intention not to apply a compliance label to exempt items;
Schedule 5 Supplier’s declaration of conformity; and
Schedule 5A Declaration of conformity – disability customer equipment.