[LINK] VoIP policy framework announced
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Wed Nov 23 01:10:33 EST 2005
At 12:35 PM 22/11/2005, Richard wrote:
> DCITA has published its first set of recommendations for VoIP services:
So, 'privacy' rates one mention (page 36) under 'Further Work'.
Already there's a free Skype plug-in to record every thing said
(for eg, www.powergramo.com). The report seems light-weight.
(Report, p24): "The proposed approach is to accommodate VOIP services
within the existing (policy and regulatory) framework in the short-term.
VOIP services are generally considered to be carriage services and standard
telephone services and subject to the obligations that attach to them. VOIP
service providers will be granted some flexibility, particularly in
relation to the application of the CSG, quality of service requirements and
However, to maintain public safety standards, all VOIP services that
terminate calls on the public telephone network will continue to be
required to provide free 000 and, for text services supplied to people with
disabilities, 106 emergency call access and accurate CLI.
In relation to location information, VOIP services will be flagged in the
IPND as a signal to emergency service personnel that they will need to ask
for location information. Compliance with this new requirement should be
targeted as part of ACMAs ongoing audit project for the IPND. The
expectation is that technical solutions to the issue of reliability of
location information will be developed."
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