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Harmonized ISDN access arrangements and ONP

A Council recommendation (92/383/EEC) of 5.6.1992 concerns the provision of harmonized integrated services digital network (ISDN) access arrangements and a minimum set of ISDN offerings in accordance with open network provision (ONP) principles.

In line with previous Council ...
A Council recommendation (92/383/EEC) of 5.6.1992 concerns the provision of harmonized integrated services digital network (ISDN) access arrangements and a minimum set of ISDN offerings in accordance with open network provision (ONP) principles.

In line with previous Council measures on ISDN, the Council recommends that the Member States ensure that those telecommunications organizations whose provision of ISDN enables Member States to comply with the provisions of Annex III, point 4 of Directive 90/387/EEC, provide ISDNs with harmonized access arrangements and a minimum set of offerings together with adequate and efficient interoperability between ISDNs; and that they encourage these organizations to provide additional harmonized offerings.

The Council also recommends that Member States take the necessary steps so that technical and other information on these ISDN offerings is published. In particular, information on changes in existing offerings should be published as soon as possible and not later than two months before the implementation unless the national regulatory authority agrees otherwise. Information published about supply conditions must include at least ordering procedure, typical delivery periods, typical repair times contractual periods, any refund procedures and target values for the common indicators of quality of service (common indicators and common measurement methods, based on appropriate ETSI standards, should be adopted by 1 January 1995, the Council recommends).

Member States need also to encourage the establishment of a common ordering procedure as well as one-stop-ordering, -billing and -maintenance and Community wide charging and billing procedures. Tariffs should be transparent and contain charges for initial connection, rental and usage.

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