ACMA consults on satellite phone Triple Zero access

Saturday 23 February 2013 | 01:36 CET | News
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has begun a consultation on a proposal to require all handheld satellite phone services to provide access to Triple Zero from 1 July 2013. While the majority of handheld satellite services supplied in Australia can access Triple Zero, these proposed rule changes will enable all satellite phone users to dial 000 in the event of an emergency. The proposed amendments are in response to concerns raised in the 2011–12 Regional Telecommunications Review. Submissions can be lodged before 28 March.

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