Mobile Phones in Sydney Blocked During Bush Visit

Mobile phone calls in sections of Sydney’s CBD will reportedly be blocked during US President George Bush’s APEC visit in September.

News Limited papers report the sophisticated counter-terrorism measure will be used to prevent mobile phone detonated remote-control bombs.

A helicopter fitted with signal-jamming equipment will shadow the President’s motorcade.

It will block all mobile phone calls within an area the size of a football field.