[LINK] Fwd: MR146/2010: ACMA proposes continuation of ban on mobile phone jammers [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Thu Nov 11 15:32:30 EST 2010
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> From: media at acma.gov.au
> Date: 10 November 2010 11:25:48 AM AEDT
> To: <tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au>
> Subject: MR146/2010: ACMA proposes continuation of ban on mobile phone jammers [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
> Reply-To: media at acma.gov.au
> 10 November 2010
> ACMA proposes continuation of ban on mobile phone jammers
> The Australian Communications and Media Authority is proposing to continue to prohibit the supply, possession and operation of jamming devices designed to deliberately interfere with public mobile telecommunication services (PMTS). PMTS services include 3G networks and equivalent services such as mobile WiMAX.
> ‘The ACMA acknowledges the unanimous support for the continuation of a ban on mobile phone jammers,’ said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman.
> ‘In developing this proposal, we also noted the strong support in the community for regulatory arrangements that protect mobile telecommunications services from unwanted and potentially harmful interference, and safeguard the community’s access to Triple Zero emergency call services,’ Mr Chapman added.
> ‘Since the original prohibition was made in March 1999, technological, economic and social developments have resulted in a proliferation of devices that consumers use for the purposes of wireless communications. Mobile networks now offer ubiquitous broadband access, in addition to traditional voice services, and there is a growing reliance on mobile connectivity for personal and business transactions. These changes make the case for continuing a ban even more compelling, and this is reflected in the new, updated prohibition proposal.’
> The ACMA’s proposal to make a new PMTS Jammer Prohibition follows a review of the current prohibition, details of which are on the ACMA website.
> Copies of the draft declaration and background paper are available on the ACMA website.
> Submissions should be sent to LANDS at acma.gov.au by Monday 20 December 2010.
> For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Donald Robertson, Media Manager, on (02) 9334 7980, 0418 86 1766 or media at acma.gov.au.
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