The rollout of Advanced Mobile Location (AML) is now complete in Australia, and all users with an upgraded Android or iPhone handset can access this lifesaving technology.
Australia has completed the rollout of advanced mobile location technology which makes it possible to pinpoint the exact spot from which a triple zero call is made.
Telstra has improved the Triple Zero Emergency Call Service with Advanced Mobile Location on Android and Apple smartphones that have the latest OS updates, assisting emergency services operators to work out where you're calling from.
Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, has proposed that the country’s wholesale mobile voice services should continue to be regulated for a further five years.
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, the peak body representing telecommunications users, has welcomed the announcement made by ACMA that an inquiry into outages of the triple zero service would lead to tightening of protections for consumers.
An ACMA investigation into the lack of provision of a triple-zero service by Telstra after an outage in May has found the telco in breach of a rule that requires it to ensure that such calls go to the emergency call service operator.
Australia's triple-zero service was hit by a malicious attack last weekend, with up to 600 calls at a time made through a customer of telco Vocus, with the attacker flooding the number during three short periods between 6.09am and 7.55am.
The federal government will conduct an inquiry into the outage suffered by Telstra last week that led to problems with triple zero calls.
ACMA advises that calls to Triple Zero (000) from mobile phones now contain improved location information, following upgrades to the Triple Zero (000) service.
Macquarie Telecom has been sanctioned by the Australian Communications and Media Authority for contravening the Telecommunications Act and failing to upload customer data for some of its landline and mobile services to the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND).
Australians in emergency situations could soon be using Triple Zero in a whole new way, with Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull announcing a review into the system and how it could be better used to take advantage of modern mobile technologies.
Already in the midst of NBN controversy, Aussie communications provider TPG has been slapped with a $400,000 fine by the Federal Court for failing to give customers access to police, fire and ambulance services.
Adelaide-based startup, Red Button Technologies' emergency calling system, Assure Connect, has received a significant boost, with St John's Ambulance backing and promoting the service
The Australian Government plans to fund the development of a national emergency smartphone application that will deliver information to smartphones during disasters in a bid to discourage people from calling tripe zero simply to get information.
Adelaide-based startup, Red Button Technologies, has launched a service designed to enable people to try an contact several friends or relatives simultaneously, and for one of these to set up a three way conference call with a triple zero operator in an emergency.
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