ACMA to provide in-flight mobile phone use

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the regulator of all communications in Australia, has proposed that amending the law to allow in-flight use of phones, after it has confirmed that it was safe to use after trailing for 18 months a technology that would jam certain mobile signals that would cause problems with the plane’s computer system.

One tiny little problem: mobile phone jamming signals have been banned, under the Mobile Phone Jammer Prohibition Act. ACMA wants to change it to allow the use pico-cell jamming technology for its in-flight mobile scheme.

Image from Boeing (via Flightstory)