The report from Deloitte Access Economics commissioned by AMTA details that 5G is expected to further drive Australia’s digital economy.
AMTA welcomes the Government’s initiative in developing a 5G Directions Paper which outlines a 5G policy approach for Australia including the establishment of a 5G Working Group to facilitate an ongoing collaborative dialogue with industry. “5G - the next evolution in mobile technologies will offer unprecedented productivity and connectivity enabling impacts for Australia’s economy and society” AMTA CEO Chris Althaus said. “5G will be a core element of increasing connectivity that will enable innovations such as the Internet of Things, enhanced mobile broadband, massive and critical machine communications - all essential to a successful digital economy and networked society” he added. AMTA supports the Government’s objective to “create an environment that allows Australia’s telecommunications industry to be at the forefront of seizing the benefits of 5G across our economy.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes Google to the industry’s official recycling program MobileMuster.
See a video demonstration of how 5G will improve latency - network reaction time.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association is pleased to announce that HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has joined MobileMuster.
ARPANSA's latest literature review reports on new Australian study which finds no increase in brain cancer with mobile phone use
In The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA's) regular EMR literature survey for May 2016, ARPANSA report on the recent Australian study by Professor Simon Chapman which asks the question "Has the incidence of brain cancer risen in Australia since the introduction of mobile phones 29 years ago?". The paper pubslished in cancer epidermology compared mobile phone ownership with the incidence of brain cancer in Australia. In the study, brain cancer incidence rates from 1982 to 2012 are compared with the number of mobile phone accounts in the Australian population from 1987 to 2012. The study found that although mobile phone use increased from 0% to 94% during the 30 year period brain cancer incidence rates were stable. This finding is consitent with previous studies in the US, UK. New Zealand and Nordic countries. See ARPANSA's commentary here: Full paper may be found here:
As part of the process the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and the Mobile Wireless Forum (MWF) delivered a seminar in Melbourne last week to discuss the latest on the international EMF (Electromagnetic fields) exposure and compliance testing standards for 5G.
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, the Minister for Communications and the Arts, delivered a noteworthy speech at a major gathering in Sydney where 5G was one of several key themes being teased out.
Report from Deloitte Access Economics on 5G - the next generation of mobile telecommunications.
IEC experts meet in Melbourne this week at the cutting edge of the new wireless technology and leading the global development of the 5G EMF compliance testing standards.
5G is the next generation of mobile technologies, designed to support new and diverse services and applications to transform the way we live and work. The impact of 5G will be transformative like no previous mobile generation – with significant impacts on the way we live and work.
There is a lot you can do to use mobiles safely and responsibly. National eSmart Week looks at way to improve cybersafety and reduce cyberbullying.
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.
Practical information and tips for consumers on international roaming and how to avoid bill shock.
AMTA CEO Chris Althaus kicked-off the Unwired Revolution conference in Sydney with an industry-wide perspective covering key developments and drivers shaping the mobile telecommunications industry in Australia.
Smart drivers keep their eyes on the road. Recent research based on real-world driving conditions found the key to significantly improving safety is for drivers to keep their eyes on the road and avoid mobile tasks.
Mobile World Live has published its first annual report, offering an in-depth analysis of the true state of the mobile industry. Split into five chapters – a full market overview, 5G, Security, IoT and Telecoms IT – the report highlights a number of key findings.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and for location details. 16 August 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.