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Public Consultation on Proposed Interconnection Offer for the Provision of Services on the Next Generation National Broadband Network

Issued Date: 25/02/2009

Decision Date: 26/04/2010

21 December 2009 - IDA's Decision on OpenNet's 13 November 2009 Reconsideration Request

27 April 2010

On 26 April 2010, IDA required OpenNet Pte Ltd to offer the OpenNet Interconnection Offer from 12 noon, 27 April 2010. The OpenNet Interconnection Offer can be found here.

21 December 2009

IDA's Decision on OpenNet's 13 November 2009 Reconsideration Request

On 21 December 2009, IDA issued its decision on OpenNet's reconsideration request dated 13 November 2009. OpenNet had requested IDA to reconsider certain aspects of IDA's Direction dated 30 October 2009. After careful consideration of the issues raised by OpenNet in the reconsideration request, IDA has decided to maintain IDA's 30 October 2009 Direction.

17 November 2009

Request by OpenNet for Reconsideration of IDA's Direction dated 30 October 2009 In Relation to Incorporation of Specific Drafting Language to OpenNet's Proposed ICO

On 13 November 2009, OpenNet submitted a request for IDA to reconsider certain aspects of IDA's Direction dated 30 October 2009 which had directed OpenNet to incorporate specific drafting language in its proposed modifications to its interconnection offer ("ICO").

13 November 2009

OpenNet's Submission of Clean Copy of Approved ICO

OpenNet submitted a clean copy of its approved ICO incorporating IDA's 30 October 2009 Directed Amendments.

OpenNet's Approved ICO Incorporating Directed Amendments - 13 November 2009
Main Body (420.96KB)
Schedule 1 - Residential End-User Connection (267.15KB)
Schedule 2 - Non-Residential End-User Connection (282.88KB)
Schedule 3 - NBAP Connection (250.94KB)
Schedule 4 - CO to CO Connection (222.59KB)
Schedule 5 - CO to Building MDF Connection (236.44KB)
Schedule 6 - Building MDF Room to FTTB Node Connection (235.16KB)
Schedule 7 - FTTB Node to DP Connection (224.09KB)
Schedule 8 - Building MDF Room to Residential Premise Connection (241.07KB)
Schedule 9 - Building MDF Room to Non-Residential Premise Connection (238.95KB)
Schedule 10 - CO to NBAP DP Connection (239.62KB)
Schedule 11 - NBAP DP to NBAP TP Connection (233.39KB)
Schedule 12 - Co-Location Service (305.21KB)
Schedule 12A - RL to RL Interconnection Service (110.67KB)
Schedule 13 - Patching Service (106.40KB)
Schedule 14 - Intentionally Left Blank
Schedule 15 - Charges (366.19KB)
Schedule 16 - Billing (92.87KB)
Schedule 17 - Dispute Resolution (78.95KB)
Schedule 18 - Dictionary (76.29KB)
Diagrams - Refer to OpenNet's 30 October 2009 Revised Diagrams

30 October 2009

IDA's Direction to OpenNet to Incorporate Specific Drafting Language

On 30 October 2009, IDA directed OpenNet to incorporate specific drafting language ("Directed Amendments") in its proposed modifications to its Interconnection Offer ("ICO"). OpenNet's proposed modifications incorporating the Directed Amendments are hereby approved and will take effect from a date to be notified by IDA in due course.

IDA's Direction
Direction (166.69KB)
Explanatory Memo (22.46KB)
Appendix 1 - Directed Amendments to Main Body (349.91KB)
Appendix 2 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 1 (301.09KB)
Appendix 3 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 2 (318.51KB)
Appendix 4 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 3 (276.54KB)
Appendix 5 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 4 (240.87KB)
Appendix 6 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 5 (257.56KB)
Appendix 7 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 6 (250.43KB)
Appendix 8 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 7 (239.51KB)
Appendix 9 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 8 (265.75KB)
Appendix 10 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 9 (262.49KB)
Appendix 11 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 10 (262.91KB)
Appendix 12 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 11 (247.21KB)
Appendix 13 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 12 (244.79KB)
Appendix 14 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 12A (107.29KB)
Appendix 15- Directed Amendments to Schedule 13 (94.94KB)
Appendix 16 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 15 (245.71KB)
Appendix 17 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 16 (86.40KB)
Appendix 18 - Directed Amendments to Schedule 18 (70.57KB)
Appendix 19 - Schedule 17 (64.68KB)

As part of the process to improve clarity of the ICO, OpenNet has revised its earlier set of diagrams to better illustrate the key features in OpenNet's network that would be provided under the respective ICO services.

OpenNet's Revised Diagrams
Diagrams (1.79MB)

27 October 2009

OpenNet's Revised Model Confidentiality Agreement ("MCA")

Following IDA's 3 July 2009 direct modifications to OpenNet's proposed Interconnection Offer ("ICO"), OpenNet has revised its MCA to govern preservation of proprietary or commercially sensitive information disclosed during negotiations of OpenNet's provision of Mandated Services in addition to negotiations of Customised Agreements. OpenNet has also updated its MCA taking into consideration IDA's approved changes to Nucleus Connect Pte Ltd's MCA. IDA approved the OpenNet’s revised MCA on 26 October 2009.

OpenNet's Approved Revised MCA
OpenNet's Approved Revised MCA (25.27KB)

14 September 2009

IDA’s Decision on OpenNet’s 21 August 2009 Reconsideration Request

On 11 September 2009, IDA has issued its decision on OpenNet’s reconsideration request dated 21 August 2009.  OpenNet has requested IDA to reconsider certain aspects of IDA's Direction dated 7 August 2009. After careful consideration and taking into account the requirements of the NetCo Interconnection Code 2009 and the Telecom Competition Code 2005, IDA has decided to maintain IDA’s 7 August 2009 Direction.

4 September 2009

OpenNet's Submission of Proposed ICO Modifications Arising from IDA's Decision on OpenNet's 17 July 2009 Reconsideration Request

Pursuant to IDA's 20 August 2009 Decision on OpenNet's 17 July 2009 Reconsideration Request, OpenNet has submitted its proposed modifications to its proposed ICO for IDA's review on 3 September 2009.

OpenNet's Proposed Modifications
Schedule 1 - Residential End-User Connection (216.93KB)
Schedule 2 - Non-Residential End-User Connection (236.00KB)
Schedule 3 - NBAP Connection (203.80KB)
Schedule 4 - CO to Co Connection (170.23KB)
Schedule 5 - CO to Building MDF Connection (189.96KB)
Schedule 6 - Building MDF Room to FTTB Node Connection (182.33KB)
Schedule 7 - FTTB Node to DP Connection (174.34KB)
Schedule 8 - Building MDF Room to Residential Premise Connection (188.75KB)
Schedule 9 - Building MDF Room to Non-Residential Premise Connection Schedule (188.73KB)
Schedule 10 - CO to NBAP DP Connection (196.29KB)
Schedule 11 - NBAP DP to NBAP TP Connection (180.96KB)

24 August 2009

Request by OpenNet for Reconsideration of IDA's Direction dated 7 August 2009 in Relation to OpenNet's Proposed Additional ICO Schedules

On 21 August 2009, OpenNet submitted a request for IDA to reconsider certain aspects of IDA's Direction dated 7 August 2009 which had required OpenNet to modify particular provisions of its proposed Additional ICO Schedule 12A, Schedule 15 and Schedule 18.

Submission of OpenNet's Proposed ICO Modifications to Additional ICO Schedules

Pursuant to IDA's 7 August 2009 Direction, OpenNet has submitted its proposed modifications to the Additional ICO Schedule 12A, Schedule 15 and Schedule 18 for IDA's review on 21 August 2009.

OpenNet's Proposed Modifications
Schedule 12A - RL to RL Interconnection Service (129.04KB)
Schedule 15 - Charges (213.55KB)
Schedule 18 - Dictionary (58.27KB)
Diagram (Schedule 12A) (52.37KB)

20 August 2009

IDA's Decision on OpenNet's Reconsideration Request

IDA has issued its decision on OpenNet's reconsideration request of 17 July 2009. OpenNet's has requested IDA to reconsider certain aspects of IDA's Direction dated 3 July 2009. After careful consideration and taking into account the requirements of the NetCo Interconnection Code 2009 and the Telecom Competition Code 2005, IDA has rejected OpenNet's reconsideration request, except to vary the issue of scheduled service interruptions. IDA has directed OpenNet to submit to IDA for review and approval, OpenNet's proposed modifications to its proposed ICO as varied by IDA's decision, by 3 Sep 2009.

IDA's decision on the issue of scheduled service interruptions is as follows:

OpenNet has submitted that in some cases, it may be necessary for OpenNet to coordinate their maintenance activities with property owners and/or relevant government agencies, to minimise disturbances to the public and it therefore may not always be possible to schedule the maintenance work within the specified 1am-6am period.

IDA recognises that there might be instances where it might be unavoidable for OpenNet to carry out planned maintenance work outside of the specified 1am - 6am period, for example, to prevent delays to public works such as Main Upgrading Projects and Lift Upgrading Projects. Hence, IDA is prepared to consider allowing OpenNet to carry out planned maintenance between 1am to 6am except where it is unavoidable for OpenNet to do so.

14 August 2009

Submission of OpenNet's Proposed ICO Modifications

Pursuant to IDA's 3 July 2009 Direction and extension of submission granted on 30 July 2009, OpenNet has submitted its proposed ICO modifications for IDA's review on 11 August 2009.

OpenNet's Proposed Modifications
OpenNet ICO Mainbody (398.06KB)
Schedule 1 - Residential End-User Connection (266.47KB)
Schedule 2 - Non-Residential End-User Connection (282.68KB)
Schedule 3 - NBAP Connection (250.11KB)
Schedule 4 - CO to Co Connection (211.91KB)
Schedule 5 - CO to Building MDF Connection (233.62KB)
Schedule 6 - Building MDF Room to FTTB Node Connection (223.36KB)
Schedule 7 - FTTB Node to DP Connection (215.48KB)
Schedule 8 - Building MDF Room to Residential Premise Connection (234.25KB)
Schedule 9 - Building MDF Room to Non-Residential Premise Connection (236.47KB)
Schedule 10 - CO to NBAP DP Connection (244.46KB)
Schedule 11 - NBAP DP to NBAP TP Connection (224.20KB)
Schedule 12 - Colocation Service (288.81KB)
Schedule 13 - Patching Service (105.97KB)
Schedule 15 - Charges (232.23KB)
Schedule 16 - Billing (94.09KB)
Schedule 17 - Dispute Resolution (72.45KB)
Schedule 18 - Dictionary (77.92KB)
Diagrams (Schedules 1-11) (1.24MB)
Diagram (Schedule 12) (121.53KB)

7 August 2009

Directed Modifications to OpenNet's Proposed Additional ICO Schedules

Following the industry consultation on OpenNet Pte.Ltd.'s ("OpenNet") proposed additional Interconnection Offer ("ICO") Schedule 12A, and the consequential amendments to Schedule 15 and Schedule 18, IDA has directed OpenNet to modify particular provisions of the proposed additional ICO schedules. OpenNet will have to submit to IDA the revised proposed additional ICO schedules that incorporate the IDA directed modifications by 21 August 2009.

IDA Direction - 7 August 2009
Direction (81.75KB)
Explanatory Memorandum (25.22KB)
Appendix 1: Required Modifications to Schedule 12A (55.83KB)
Appendix 2: Required Modifications to Schedule 15 (319.32KB)
Appendix 3: Required Modifications to Schedule 18 (71.38KB)

30 July 2009

IDA has been requested by OpenNet to extend the deadline for the submission of the revised draft Interconnection offer ("ICO") incorporating the modifications required by IDA. The deadline for the submission will be extended to Tuesday, 11 August 2009.

17 July 2009

Request by OpenNet for Reconsideration of IDA's Direction dated 3 July 2009 in Relation to OpenNet's Proposed ICO

On 17 July 2009, OpenNet submitted a request for IDA to reconsider certain aspects of IDA's Direction dated 3 July 2009 which had required OpenNet to modify particular provisions of its proposed ICO.

3 July 2009

Directed Modifications to OpenNet's Proposed Interconnection Offer

Following the industry consultation on OpenNet Pte.Ltd.'s ("OpenNet") proposed Interconnection Offer ("ICO"), IDA has directed OpenNet to modify particular provisions of its proposed ICO. OpenNet will have to submit to IDA a revised proposed ICO that incorporates the IDA directed modifications by 3 August 2009.

IDA's Direction - 3 July 2009
Direction (35.75KB)
Explanatory Memo (76.53KB)
Appendix 1: Required Modifications to the Main Body (244.92KB)
Appendix 2: Required Modifications to Schedule 1 (253.19KB)
Appendix 3: Required Modifications to Schedule 2 (272.85KB)
Appendix 4: Required Modifications to Schedule 3 (242.53KB)
Appendix 5: Required Modifications to Schedule 4 (206.05KB)
Appendix 6: Required Modifications to Schedule 5 (223.19KB)
Appendix 7: Required Modifications to Schedule 6 (218.90KB)
Appendix 8: Required Modifications to Schedule 7 (208.34KB)
Appendix 9: Required Modifications to Schedule 8 (225.49KB)
Appendix 10: Required Modifications to Schedule 9 (228.46KB)
Appendix 11: Required Modifications to Schedule 10 (230.40KB)
Appendix 12: Required Modifications to Schedule 11 (219.38KB)
Appendix 13: Required Modifications to Schedule 12 (323.24KB)
Appendix 14: Required Modifications to Schedule 13 (117.49KB)
Appendix 15: Required Modifications to Schedule 15 (309.11KB)
Appendix 16: Required Modifications to Schedule 16 (103.53KB)
Appendix 17: Required Modifications to Schedule 17 (85.56KB)
Appendix 18: Required Modifications to Schedule 18 (80.91KB)

8 June 2009

Public Consultation on Proposed Interconnection Offer for the Provision of Services on the Next Generation National Broadband Network: Additional Schedules

On 25 February 2009, IDA sought views from the industry on the proposed Interconnection Offer ("ICO") for the provision of services over the passive infrastructure of Singapore's Next Generation National Broadband Network ("NGNBN") submitted by OpenNet Pte Limited ("OpenNet") to IDA for approval pursuant to the requirements under the NGNBN NetCo Request for Proposal (the "RFP"). The consultation on the proposed ICO closed on 9 April 2009 and IDA is currently reviewing the comments received from the industry.

OpenNet has subsequently submitted a proposed ICO schedule (i.e., Schedule 12A), to IDA for approval, to enable a NetCo Qualifying Person to connect its co-located equipment to that of another Qualifying Person who have successfully obtained co-location service within the same OpenNet's Central Office ("QP to QP Interconnection Service"). Before IDA grants its approval, IDA would like to seek views on the proposed ICO Schedule 12A, as well as the consequential changes proposed by OpenNet to Schedule 15 (Charges) and Schedule 18 (Dictionary).

IDA Consultation Paper
Consultation Document on Additional Proposed ICO Schedules (27.20KB)


Proposed Additional Interconnection Offer (ICO) Schedules
Schedule 12A - QP to QP Interconnection Service (102.85KB)
Schedule 15 - Charges (318.36KB)
Schedule 18 - Dictionary (69.64KB)


Responses Received on Proposed Additional ICO Schedules at Closing Date - 22 June 2009
MobileOne Ltd (21.38KB)
Nucleus Connect Pte Ltd (39.41KB)

All views and comments should be submitted in writing and in both hard and soft copies (preferably in Microsoft Word format) by 12 noon, 22 June 2009. Respondents are required to include their personal/company particulars as well as their correspondence address. Views and comments should be addressed to:

Mr Andrew Haire
Deputy Director-General (Telecoms & Post)
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
8 Temasek Boulevard
#14-00 Suntec Tower Three
Singapore 038988

Please submit your softcopy via e-mail to: IDA_Consultation@imda.gov.sg. You may also submit a hardcopy to fax number: +65 6211 2116.

3 April 2009

OpenNet's Submission of Revised Model Confidentiality Agreement to Incorporate Specific Drafting Language

OpenNet Pte Ltd ("OpenNet") submitted a clean copy of its revised Model Confidentiality Agreement ("MCA") incorporating the Specific Drafting Language.

OpenNet's Revised MCA Incorporating the Specific Drafting Language - Submitted on 2 April 2009
Approved MCA (48.39KB)

27 March 2009

IDA's Notification to OpenNet to Incorporate Specific Drafting Language to Proposed Model Confidentiality Agreement

On 27 March 2009, IDA issued a letter to OpenNet Pte Ltd ("OpenNet") to incorporate in its proposed modifications to its Model Confidentiality Agreement ("MCA"), specific drafting language ("Required Amendments"). OpenNet's proposed modifications incorporating the Required Amendments are hereby approved and will take effect immediately.

IDA's Notification to OpenNet to Incorporate Specific Drafting Language - Issued On 27 March 2009
Second Notification to OpenNet (102.88KB)

25 March 2009

Submission of OpenNet's Proposed Modifications to the Model Confidentiality Agreement

Pursuant to IDA's notification of 17 March 2009, OpenNet Pte.Ltd. ("OpenNet") has submitted its proposed modifications to its Model Confidentiality Agreement ("MCA") for IDA's review and approval.

Proposed Modifications to OpenNet's MCA - Submitted On 24 March 2009
OpenNet's Revised Proposed MCA (22.30KB)

24 March 2009

IDA has received a request from the industry to extend the deadline for the submission of comments to the Proposed Interconnection Offer for the Provision of Services on the Next Generation National Broadband Network. The deadline shall be extended and all responses must now be submitted to IDA by noon, 9 April 2009.

17 March 2009

Modifications to the Proposed Model Confidentiality Agreement

Following the industry consultation on OpenNet Pte.Ltd.'s ("OpenNet") proposed Model Confidentiality Agreement ("MCA"), the IDA has required OpenNet to modify particular provisions of its proposed MCA. OpenNet will have to submit to IDA a revised proposed MCA that incorporates the modifications required by IDA within 7 days from the date of the notification.

Notification to OpenNet and Accompanying Explanatory Memo - Issued on 17 March 2009
Notification to OpenNet (24.13KB)
Explanatory Memorandum (24.33KB)

25 February 2009

The Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore ("IDA") requested for proposals for a Network Company ("NetCo") to develop the passive infrastructure of Singapore's Next Generation National Broadband Network ("NGNBN") on 11 December 2007. The NGNBN shall act as a strategic enabler for Singapore to exploit new economic opportunities in this digital age, through much faster broadband access and higher broadband take-up by households and businesses, leading to greater productivity gains. From this competitive tender process, the OpenNet Consortium was subsequently selected based on its NetCo bid proposal.

Pursuant to the requirements under the NGNBN NetCo Request for Proposal (the "RFP"), OpenNet Private Limited ("OpenNet") has submitted to IDA for approval, its proposed Interconnection Offer ("ICO") for the provision of services on the NGNBN as well as the proposed Model Confidentiality Agreement ("MCA"). Before IDA grants approval for the proposed ICO and MCA, IDA would like to seek views on the said documents.

IDA Consultation Paper
Consultation Document on Proposed ICO and MCA for NGNBN (35.97KB)

Proposed Interconnection Offer (ICO)
OpenNet ICO Mainbody (392.89KB)
Schedule 1 - Residential End-User Connection (202.23KB)
Schedule 2 - Non-Residential End-User Connection (220.10KB)
Schedule 3 - NBAP Connection (191.18KB)
Schedule 4 - CO to Co Connection (160.71KB)
Schedule 5 - CO to Building MDF Connection (174.67KB)
Schedule 6 - Building MDF Room to FTTB Node Connection (172.09KB)
Schedule 7 - FTTB Node to DP Connection (163.75KB)
Schedule 8 - Building MDF Room to Residential Premise Connection (177.65KB)
Schedule 9 - Building MDF Room to Non-Residential Premise Connection (179.12KB)
Schedule 10 - CO to NBAP DP Connection (177.64KB)
Schedule 11 - NBAP DP to NBAP TP Connection (170.89KB)
Schedule 12 - Colocation Service (282.04KB)
Schedule 13 - Patching Service (103.28KB)
Schedule 14 - Intentionally Left Blank
Schedule 15 - Charges (303.68KB)
Schedule 16 - Billing (86.87KB)
Schedule 17 - Dispute Resolution (77.84KB)
Schedule 18 - Dictionary (67.52KB)

Information Package Accompanying Proposed Interconnection Offer (ICO)
Info Pack Accompanying Draft NetCO ICO Public Consultation (484.45KB)

Responses on Proposed ICO Received at Closing Date - 9 April 2009
BT Singapore Pte Ltd (56.40KB)
MobileOne Ltd (207.22KB)
StarHub Ltd (193.38KB)

Proposed Model Confidentiality Agreement (MCA)
MCA (48.16KB)

Responses on Proposed MCA Received at Closing Date - 9 March 2009
MobileOne Ltd (19.73KB)
StarHub Ltd (19.59KB)

All views and comments should be submitted in writing and in both hard and soft copies (preferably in Microsoft Word format). The following timeframes shall be adhered to:

  • All comments on the proposed ICO to reach IDA by 12 noon, 9 April 2009; and
  • All comments on the proposed MCA to reach IDA by 12 noon, 9 March 2009.

For each set of comments, respondents are required to include their personal/company particulars as well as their correspondence address. Views and comments should be addressed to:

Mr Andrew Haire
Deputy Director-General (Telecoms & Post)
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
8 Temasek Boulevard
#14-00 Suntec Tower Three
Singapore 038988

Please submit your softcopy via e-mail to: IDA_Consultation@imda.gov.sg. You may also submit a hardcopy to fax number: +65 6211 2116.

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