ACMA calls for comment on arrangements for a scheme to reimburse industry bodies and associations the cost of developing consumer-related telecommunications industry codes
ACMA invites interested parties to make comment on proposed arrangements to administer a new scheme for reimbursing the costs of developing consumer-related telecommunications industry codes. The scheme was created through recent amendments to the Telecommunications Act 1997.
The proposed arrangements relate to:
ACMA has developed a discussion paper about the proposed arrangements (available in PDF format, and Word 97–2003 format). Interested persons are invited to make written submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions close at 5 pm on Monday 6th February 2006. Submissions received after that date may not be considered by ACMA when determining scheme arrangements.
Changes to radiocommunications standards for ‘significant events’
ACMA is proposing to exempt international visitors to Australia, who import radiocommunications devices for use at ‘significant events’, from compliance with Australian technical standards.
To achieve this, ACMA proposes to make an amendment to all the relevant technical standards made under section 162 of the Radiocomminications Act 1992.
ACMA seeks your comments in relation to the proposal to amend each of the section 162 standards for the purpose of exempting devices imported for use at ‘significant events’ from the scope of these standards.
Further information is available here.
Comments on the proposal must be received by 31st August 2005 and should be sent to:
or by email to: email@example.com
The ACA is seeking comments from interested parties on issues relating to the use of fixed cellular terminals to supply carriage service to the public. A fixed cellular terminal, also known as a GSM gateway, carries one or more SIM cards and enable fixed-to-mobile calls or mobile-to-mobile calls to be delivered onto a mobile network. Using the devices makes fixed-to-mobile calls appear as though they have originated from a mobile phone. They are then charged at considerably cheaper mobile-to-mobile call rates.
The ACA discussion paper PDF (879 kb) or Word 97-2002 (1.36 mb) explains how fixed cellular terminals are being used and the problems using them may cause for mobile network operators and law enforcement agencies. It seeks the advice from the operators of fixed cellular terminals and other industry participants about how these problems can be resolved and whether a regulatory solution will be necessary. The ACA is particularly interested in how concerns about the effect on calling line identifications (CLI) information could be addressed.
The paper also contains an overview of how fixed cellular terminals are regulated in a number of overseas countries.
Interested parties are invited to respond in writing to the issues and questions raised in the discussion paper by Friday 22nd July 2005.
Submissions should be sent to:
Dr Angela Tidmarsh
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
ABA calls for comment on proposed frequency for 4VL Charleville at Mitchell Airport
29 June: The ABA invited public comment on its proposal to make a frequency available for commercial radio service 4VL Charleville at Mitchell Airport, Queensland.
The ABA is also seeking public comment on a request from 4VL to extend the Charleville licence area to include Mitchell township.
Comments, quoting file number 2003/0477, should be sent:
By mail: Draft LAP Variation – Charleville Radio
By fax: (02) 6253 3277
By email: email@example.com
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