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Comments sought on the Draft Australian Standard on mobile and satellite customer equipment requirements

The General and IMT Customer Equipment Parts of the Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network Standard have been revised and Communications Alliance is now seeking public comment on the proposed changes.

Part 1 of the Standard specifies the general requirements and test methods for Customer Equipment for use in connection with a PMTS or a Satellite Service in order to meet the regulatory arrangements for such equipment in Australia. Proposed changes to Part 1 include: the addition of new wireless technologies including VoLTE, VoWiFi, ISIM, eUICC, GUTI and IMS; amending the general emergency service access requirement; updating and aligning with international Standards; clarifying the requirements for the Emergency Service Number 106; and the removal of user indicator requirements for PMTS and Satellite Customer Equipment.

Part 4 Standard specifies requirements for IMT CE that is designed or intended for use in connection with an IMT public mobile telecommunications service (PMTS). Proposed changes to Part 4 include: the addition of new requirements for Carrier Aggregation, NB IoT, Cat M1 and V2X technologies, updating and aligning with international Standards; and ensuring alignment with ETSI Standards as called up under the European Radio Equipment Directive (RED).

The draft Standard can be downloaded from the Drafts for Public Comment page along with further information on how to submit comments.  Submissions are due 5pm on Friday 2 March 2018.

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