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Enabling the Department of Corrections to introduce interfering signals for the purpose of controlling the unauthorised use of mobile phones in prisons

What it is

A code that sets out the conditions and process under which spectrum holders , subject to a management right that is potentially suitable for the provision of mobile voice and data services will authorise the transmission by the Department of Corrections of interfering signals in such spectrum.


To allow the Department of Corrections to detect, monitor, disrupt, interfere and disable wireless transmissions relating to mobile phones and electronic radio communication devices within prison boundaries.

Who it applies to

All Spectrum Holders who have management rights commonly used for the provision of mobile phone telecommunications services.

Who it affects

  • Spectrum Holders
  • Department of Corrections

Document status

Document type: Voluntary code

Document version: 1st edition. November 2008

Signatories to this Code

Last Modified On Tuesday, 6 November 2018