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MobileMuster Helps Deafblind People Stay Connected

Currently there are an estimated 288,000 Australians who live with no hearing and sight and this number is predicted to rise to over one million by 2050 (1). This September MobileMuster has partnered with Able Australia calling on workplaces to donate old smartphones to support the deafblind community.

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Flexibility in Network Deployment Regulations

The Department of Communications and the Arts has just completed its public consultation on a suite of amendments to the regulatory framework governing carriers’ deployment of mobile network infrastructure. AMTA joined Communications Alliance in welcoming the opportunity to provide comment on the DoCA consultation paper.

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Spectrum Reform - Radcomms Bill 2017

AMTA and Communications Alliance made a joint submission in response to the Department of Communications and the Art’s consultation on the Exposure Draft of the Radiocommunications Bill 2017, as well the Department’s consultation papers on spectrum pricing and Government spectrum holdings.

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Notice of AMTA Annual General Meeting 2017

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th October, 2017 at the Press Club in Canberra at 3.45pm General business includes: Receipt of accounts and reports Confirmation of auditor Confirmation of new board members Confirmation of office bearers AMTA Chair’s report Other Business  Please email renae.white@amta.org.au to RSVP and for location details. 16 August 2017  

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The Internet of Things: Evolving and Extensive

The Internet of Things is a wide-reaching term with depth and diversity which is gathering momentum as it demonstrates its relevance. The sum of IoT is much more than embedded sensors, networks and gadgets. It is a driving technological force which underpins the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Connected Cars: from Here to Autonomy

GSMA's global survey, conducted in November and December 2016 with nearly 1,000 respondents, uncovered significant understanding of the issues facing the wider deployment and monetisation of connected cars, along with significant enthusiasm for connected car technologies and services in general and autonomous driving.

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Why Mobile Phone Jammers are Prohibited

The supply, possession and operation of mobile phone jammers in Australia is prohibited by the Australian Communications and Media Authority as such devices can cause significant interference to radiocommunications services, including mobile phone networks.

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2G Networks are Switching Off

Telstra and Optus have switched off their 2G mobile networks  and  Vodafone's 2G network will turn off on 30 September 2017. Remaining 2G customers will need to either upgrade their SIM or handset to continue to receive service.