Media Release No. 17 - 10 June 2003
WLAN package hits hotspots
The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) today released a comprehensive information pack to target current and potential operators of wireless local area networks (WLANs).
The information package is designed to educate operators on WLANs issues including licensing requirements, new developments and security risks.
"The issue of whether an operator is required to hold a carrier licence is a very important question that must be answered correctly to ensure that operators comply with the existing licensing rules," ACA Chairman Tony Shaw said.
The release of the package follows an upsurge in the use of wireless access systems by small businesses and hobbyists using spread spectrum radiocommunications equipment which has generated increasing interest in this area of communications.
The information pack is available by either telephoning the ACA's Licensing and National Interests Team on 03 9963 6996 or on the ACA website.
The Australian Communications Authority is a government regulator of telecommunications and radiocommunications