Telecommunications (Mobile Equipment Air Interface) Technical Standard 2022 - Australian Government


You will need to comply with this technical standard if you manufacture modify or supply customer equipment designed, or intended, for connection to a telecommunications network. This standard only applies to customer equipment that is:

  • designed or intended for use in connection with a public mobile telecommunications service and / or a satellite service
  • an addressable device.

An addressable device means a device that enables a carriage service provider to identify the device when used for two-way communications on a public mobile telecommunications service or a satellite service supplied by the carriage service provider.

The purpose of this technical standard is to help protect the:

  • integrity of a telecommunications network or a facility
  • health and safety of people who operate, work on, use or may be affected by the operation of a telecommunications network or facility.

It is also intended to ensure that customer equipment:

  • can be used to give access to an emergency call service
  • is interoperable with a telecommunications network.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Telecommunications Act 1997 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Communications Infrastructure

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