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Operators to provide mobile location info in emergencies

Monday 31 January 2011 | 00:26 CET | News
Mobile operators in Australia are now required to provide emergency service organisations with the mobile phone location information. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has imposed new rules that will see mobile operators provide the most precise mobile phone location information available for emergency calls made from mobile phones, in situations where a Triple Zero caller is unable to verbally report their location. Mobile phones now account for around 63 percent of calls made to Triple Zero and most callers can provide their location to the emergency operator.

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