AMTA recently attended the annual week-long meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society in Portoroz in Slovenia. The meeting brings together all the leading scientists, regulators and professional societies in the area of radiofrequency electromagnetic energy (EME) and health effects from all over the world.
AMTA's Leading product stewardship program MobileMuster has launched an Australian first educational program, Mobile Connections, which focuses on the interconnections students have with mobile phones and empowers them to make sustainable decisions.
As the deployment of 5G accelerates it will deliver enhanced mobile technologies whilst maintaining low levels of electromagnetic fields (EMF) exposure.
With use of smartphones and tablets likely to ramp up with the launch of 5G; people can be concerned about the potential health effects. ABC News has recently explore and while 5G is new, the science around health effects discussed in the article remains the same.
5G Explained looks at how 5G actually works and the impact it will have on communities.
The Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast have provided mobile network operators with an opportunity to showcase 5G mobile technology.
AMTA sees a complementary relationship between the mobile ecosystem including 5G and NBN.
Chris Althaus, AMTA CEO attended Mobile World Congress, 2018 in Barcelona - here are his insights and takeaways from the world's largest exhibition and annual event for the mobile industry.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes the announcement today from the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Mitch Fifield, regarding the progression of 10 reforms to the regulations governing the deployment of wireless and mobile networks in Australia; as well as further consultation on 11 other proposed reforms. In welcoming the announcement, AMTA Chief Executive, Chris Althaus noted the Government’s reform package will go some way towards enabling the deployment of the next generation 5G mobile networks which are expected to bring significant improvements in speed, quality and capacity for Australia’s data hungry consumers. But he also noted there was still more to do. “This is a welcome and very important first step - in what we hope will be an ongoing engagement with government and stakeholders to develop a dynamic regulatory framework to meet the deployment challenges of next generation networks.
5G, AI and IoT take centre stage at the Mobile World Congress.
AMTA is confident that the Government's 5G priorities will add momentum to our ongoing efforts to engage with industry verticals and the respective government departments outside of the communications portfolio with regard to the broader economic and social benefits of 5G.
Mobile phones do not have any characteristics which would make them attractive to lightning strikes. While it is sensible to avoid using a fixed- line (copper wire) phone during a thunderstorm; the same precaution does not apply to mobile phones or fibre optic cable (e.g. NBN).
AMTA launches app designed to help building maintenance staff, height workers, and facility managers with safe access around radio communications and mobile base station antennas.
Smart cities will rely on connectivity provided by 5G to improve daily life.
Just like previous generations of mobile technology, 5G will have a significant impact on Australia’s economy. Australia has one of the highest adoption rates in the world when it comes to mobile technology. 5G will fuel economic growth by boosting productivity and workforce participation. In addition to economic benefits, 5G has the potential to improve accessibility to healthcare with telemedicine applications and even improve public safety with smart city applications such as smart lighting in public places. For more information about 5G read our latest report from Deloitte Access Economics. Download the complete report.
MobileMuster, recognised their top local government recyclers at the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly in Canberra.
MobileMuster launches new collection infrastructure in Victoria.
Government releases its assessment of the potential impacts of 5G on Australia’s productivity and growth
AMTA welcomes the Government’s working paper on “Impacts of 5G on productivity and economic growth”.
National Road Safety week ends on 6 May 2018. This year's national campaign has focussed on younger drivers and has seen national icons, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, lit up in yellow to highlight road safety.
The long awaited final results of the decade-spanning US National Toxicology Program on radiofrequency energy exposure has found no consistent effects in male and female mice and rats exposed to mobile phone signals for their whole life (2 years). However, in a sub-section of the study, researchers found that at the highest doses for the longest periods of time, cellphone radiation might cause a rare cancer in male rats. “High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in tumours in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to draft studies from the National Toxicology Program (NTP),” said a press release from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences where the program is headquartered.
February 6th is Safer Internet Day and we are all being asked to be more respectful online.
Tips on how you can be prepared and use your mobile device to stay safe during an emergency situation or natural disaster. In an urgent medical or life threatening emergency situation, call Triple Zero (000). Remember you can call Triple Zero (000) even without a SIM card in your mobile, provided you have battery power and are within the coverage area of any Australian mobile network. Find out more about calling Triple Zero (000) from a mobile here. Pay attention to any Emergency Alert warnings you receive via text messaging on your mobile. Save important "In Case of Emergency" or ICE contact numbers for family, friends in your contacts on your mobile device so you will easily be able to access them in an emergency. Having numbers listed under ICE in your contacts list can also assist emergency workers or others get in contact with someone who can help with vital information about you if something happens to you.
In 2017, the strong demand for mobile services continues to have an impact on our economy and society as the industry shifts its focus in preparation for 5G, the next generation of mobile technology. AMTA’s latest Annual Report includes the following highlights: As industry prepares for 5G the need for regulatory reform in spectrum management and network infrastructure deployment is increasingly urgent. 5G Mobile – Enabling Businesses and Economic Growth Report by Deloitte Access Economics found that 5G is expected to further drive Australia’s digital economy. It will add to the already significant (and growing) $34 billion in long-term productivity benefits from mobile; and annual network spend from mobile providers is expected to reach $5.7 billion in FY2017-18. The MCF has focused on an agenda of legislative reform to support the efficient and flexible deployment of network infrastructure.
MobileMuster grows industry participation and the volume of mobile phone components recycled.
AMTA releases its latest worker safety innovation RadioWorkSafe.
Interference to the mobile network can cause calls to drop out, data speeds to drop and impact on network performance. In the worst case, it can prevent someone else from making a call to Triple Zero in an emergency. The ACMA has now made available a consumer factsheet on interference that explains some of the common causes of interference and what you should do if you are contacted by a mobile network operator about interference to their network.
GARI helps consumers find a device with the accessibility features that work best for their particular needs.
The UK is moving ahead with the roll-out of 5G technologies and application with an announcement that the UK Government will fund six 5G pilot programs across the country to the value of £25m.
Report from Deloitte Access Economics on 5G - the next generation of mobile telecommunications.
See a video demonstration of how 5G will improve latency - network reaction time.