New Mobile Phone Deployment Industry Code raises bar on community consultation

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has registered a new Industry Code for Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment (the code) that will significantly improve community consultation by industry.  It was developed following a review by Communications Alliance Ltd, the primary telecommunications industry body in Australia.

‘The new code raises the bar on community consultation and transparency about carriers installing mobile phone base stations and I expect that it will help to address recent community concerns about the location of new base stations,’ said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman.

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