MTFA ‘disappointed’ in MTFAC’s ‘inappropriate’ proposal
MTF-A, an industry trade group that represents MTF systems, said the proposal was “inappropriate” for a system to be approved as an ERS.
It said it would be “disappointed” if the ERS was to be “rejected as it was approved as a recommendation for ERS, which has not been the case in other cases”.
“The proposed proposal has a potential impact on the reliability of MTFS systems in the future,” the group said in a statement.
“We also want to reiterate that MTF is a multi-sector organisation and has a broad range of expertise, and the proposals to include a ‘reconsideration’ of the ECS is not appropriate.”
The MTFAA’s statement added that the association had “grave concerns” that “the proposal is a ‘perverse’ approach to ensuring reliability of ERS systems”.
The proposed amendment to the EIS would allow systems to be deemed as ERS-compliant if they have been certified to perform at least 10 of the following tasks: 1.
Provide a service or function that is consistent with the safety and security of the network; 2.
Meet performance criteria and meet industry-wide performance standards; 3.
Provide an alternative to a traditional MTF system if the alternative does not meet those standards; 4.
Meet industry standards for performance; and 5.
Meet the performance criteria of a system, such as capacity, reliability and availability.
In addition, the proposed change would allow system operators to request a new ERS certificate “when a system meets the minimum performance criteria for its function or function”.
As of December this year, ERS certification was not required for systems in Australia.
The proposed amendment would allow operators to “request a new certificate when a system satisfies a set of performance criteria”.
MTFAA also said the EWS “has no authority” to determine which systems meet the certification criteria for the system.
A spokesperson for the MTFSA said it was “unaware of any regulatory decision by the Australian Government or the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to make an amendment to EWS requirements that would affect the status of systems as EWS systems”.
“We do not believe this proposal is supported by industry, and would expect that this proposal will be withdrawn if approved.”
However, the industry group said it wanted to see a full discussion about the proposal, and “the full impact” of the proposal.
The industry group added that it supported a “comprehensive review” of EWS.
Industry groups, the government and the regulator are in “common cause” to “take action” on the proposal and to ensure it “remains in the ETS”.
Read more about MTF in the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s new report The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) on Monday urged the Australian government to reconsider its plans to approve the MFC system, citing concerns over “system integrity” in the system’s certification process.
ICAC also said it had concerns about the system being used in a way that was “not consistent with industry standards”.
ICAP said that MFC systems “have not met industry-standard standards, and are not capable of meeting industry-mandated performance levels”.
However MFCs are not the only systems in use.
MFCs have also been used in Australia for the past five years to power mobile networks.
This was the first time in history that a MFC was used in an emergency response.
On September 9, 2016, emergency services received a call for assistance from a mobile phone that was connected to a MDF network.
Police and emergency services were called to the scene and a man was found unresponsive.
At the time of the call, police were not able to confirm whether the emergency was related to a mobile network or a mobile app.
It was unclear if the man was using a MTF network or an MFC.
Emergency services said the man died on the scene.
He was transported to hospital and later died.
Mobile phone service was disrupted as a result of the incident.
An MFC is used to provide “real-time, reliable connectivity” between mobile phones.
When an emergency call for service is received, a MFS is used and the phone is disconnected from the network.
The MFS then transmits the call to a different mobile network, and a MFA is then established.
There are four MFS types in use: one for each state, territory and territory-wide area, two for each region, and one for remote areas.
Two MFC types exist in Australia: one is used in regional areas, and is not a standard MFC; and one is a standard ERS that is used for a single state or territory.
One MFC type is not certified