Telecommunications Technical Standard (Requirements for Connection to an Air Interface of a Telecommunications Network — Part 1: General — AS/CA S042.1:2010) 2011
Telecommunications Act 1997
The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Technical Standard under subsection 376 (1) of the Telecommunications Act 1997.
Dated 20 April 2011
Australian Communications and Media Authority
1 Name of Technical Standard
(1) This Technical Standard is the Telecommunications Technical Standard (Requirements for Connection to an Air Interface of a Telecommunications Network – Part 1: General – AS/CA S042.1:2010) 2011.
(2) This Technical Standard may also be cited as AS/CA S042.1–2011.
This Technical Standard commences on the day after it is registered.
Note: All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.
In this Technical Standard:
Act means the Telecommunications Act 1997.
addressable device means an item of customer equipment that enables the carriage service provider to identify the item when used for two-way communications on a public mobile telecommunications service or satellite service supplied by the carriage service provider.
mandatory requirement, for a standard, means a requirement in the standard that uses the words ‘shall’ or ‘shall not’.
public mobile telecommunications service has the same meaning as in section 32 of the Act.
satellite service means a carriage service, where customer equipment used in connection with the supply of the service communicates directly with a satellite-based facility.
Note 1 Several other words and expressions used in this Technical Standard have the meaning given by section 7 of the Act. For example:
· carriage service
· carriage service provider
· customer equipment
· satellite based-facility
· telecommunications network.
Note 2 Subsection 374 (1) of the Act provides that a reference in Part 21 of the Act to a telecommunications network is a reference to a telecommunications network in Australia that is operated by a carrier or carriage service provider.
4 Objects of Technical Standard
The requirements of this Technical Standard are necessary and convenient to meet the objectives mentioned in paragraphs 376 (2) (a) to (d) of the Act.
This Technical Standard applies to customer equipment that is:
(a) designed, or intended, for use in connection with a public mobile telecommunications service, or a satellite service, or both; and
(b) an addressable device.
Customer equipment must comply with the mandatory requirements set out in the Australian Standard — Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network – Part 1: General – AS/CA S042.1:2010, as published by Communications Alliance Ltd in October 2010.