Mobile Phone Network Infrastructure Code review announced

Public comments invited by 18 May 2010

Communications Alliance, the peak body for the Australian communications industry, today announced the scheduled review of the Deployment of Mobile Phone Network Infrastructure Industry Code (ACIF C564:2004) and invited comments from interested parties.

The review aims to determine whether a need exists to amend or revise the Code.  This will include identifying:

  • Whether any process improvement is required from operational experience in dealing with the Code;
  • Any existing issues with the Code;
  • Whether the Code is meeting the needs of industry and the community satisfactorily; and
  • Expected impact of technology changes.

The review will focus on the Code obligations and outcomes rather than compliance with the Code which is monitored and enforced by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Comments on the Code are requested by 5pm on Tuesday 18 May 2010.  The timeframe for comments has been extended to cater for school holidays.  Visit for details on how to submit comments.

Following the close of the public comment period, Communications Alliance will host a roundtable forum to facilitate full and open discussion on the Code review and to identify any issues with the Code.  This will assist Communications Alliance to scope a revision of the Code should it be required.  Parties wishing to register interest in participating in the roundtable discussion should email:

The Deployment of Mobile Phone Network Infrastructure Industry Code applies to Carriers who are installing or intending to install, operating, contracting or arranging for the installation of fixed radiocommunications infrastructure used to supply Public Mobile Telecommunications Services.  It does not apply to Carriers in relation to the intended installation or operation of Exempt Radiocommunications Infrastructure (as defined in the Code).

The Code can be downloaded from the Communications Alliance website:


About Communications Alliance

Communications Alliance is the peak body for the Australian communications industry.  It presents a unified voice for its members in public policy, facilitates industry solutions to industry issues, and provides up-to-date information on industry issues.  Communications Alliance is also leading the industry's response to the National Broadband Network implementation.  For further information see