The Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) require any  device that connects to a mobile phone network (2G, 3G, 4G or 5G etc.) must comply with the applicable mandatory standards as referenced within the ACMA Telecommunications (Labelling Notice for Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Instrument 2015, the is also  known and abbreviated to ‘TLN’.

The TLN lists the mandatory standards which include standards for devices that connect to the mobile phone or cellular network.  The applicable mandatory standard is:

Telecommunications Technical Standard (Requirements for Connection to an Air Interface of a Telecommunications Network – AS/CA S042) 2015.

Depending on whether the device is a 2G, 3G or 4G device or a Satellite phone, AS/CA S042-2015 requires compliance with:

AS/CA S042.1   Australian Standard AS/CA S042.1: – Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network – Part 1: General

AS/ACIF S042.3: – Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network – Part 3: GSM Customer Equipment

AS/CA S042.4: – Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network – Part 4: IMT-2000 Customer Equipment

These mandatory standards apply to mobile phones, cellular devices, satellite phones and any device that incorporates such a module that could connect to a Cellular network.

NATA Accreditation for Approval of Cellular Devices

NATA is the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia. A NATA a endorsed report is highly recommended and provides good confidence. EMC Technologies Pty Ltd is NATA ISO 17020 accredited for the assessment  of products connecting to the mobile phone and cellular network for ACMA compliance. EMC Technologies can provide NATA endorsed compliance reports for GSM, 3G, 4G devices and Satellite phones with the applicable mandatory standards including AS/CA S042.1, AS/ACIF S042.3 and AS/CA S042.4.

For more information, call EMC Technologies Pty Ltd on 03 9365 1000 or contact them through the quote form https://www.emctech.com.au/get-quote/

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