Australian Govt moves to permit inflight cell-phone use
Australian Govt moves to permit inflight cell-phone use.
November 01, 2008
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is proposing
to allow inflight mobile phone use on Australian airlines flying
domestic and international routes.
ACMA’s proposal would amend the Mobile Phone Jammer Prohibition
to permit pico cell technology used by inflight mobile phone systems.
ACMA is seeking public input on the proposed changes. Written
submissions must be received by ACMA no later than 17 Nov. 2008,
Giles Tanner, General Manager of ACMA’s Inputs to Industry
If ACMA allows pico cell systems inflight, it will consult with
stakeholders about the development of radio-communications licensing
arrangements for inflight GSM services.
Non-Australian aircraft flying in Australian airspace are required
to observe Australian radio-communications licensing arrangements.