ACMA consults on location info for mobile emergency calls

Thursday 28 October 2010 | 03:24 CET | News
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is consulting on the Emergency Call Service Determination to improve the provision to emergency service organisations of location information from calls made to Triple Zero from mobiles. Mobile phones now account for around 63 percent of calls made to Triple Zero but emergency calls from mobile phones do not automatically give emergency operators accurate details about a caller's whereabouts. Mobile operators would be required to provide the most precise location information they have available on request from an emergency service

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: ACMA / Australian Communications and Media Authority
Countries: Australia
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