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.
Ericsson has released an update on its Mobility Report for Nov 2017. Ericsson forecast that mobile broadband population coverage will grow to over 95% in 2023 and 5G population coverage will reach over 20% in 2023. Higher spectrum bands will be important for 5G and Ericsson forecast 1 billion subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband in 2023.
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.
While the technical standards for 5G are still being developed, experts agree that 5G will offer: Latency of less than 1ms; Ability to deliver speeds of up to 10 Gbps and beyond; Energy efficiency in running 1000s of devices; and Improved network capacity by enabling millions of low bandwidth devices to connect simultaneously. Where 4G focussed on providing improved speed and capacity for individual mobile phone users, 5G will enable more industrial applications, and could be a major technological driver in industrial digitalisation. For more information about 5G read our latest report from Deloitte Access Economics. Download the complete report.
Our latest report on 5G Mobile by Deloitte Access Economics explains 5G and the benefits it will bring businesses and economic growth.
The report from Deloitte Access Economics commissioned by AMTA details that 5G is expected to further drive Australia’s digital economy.
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.
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.
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.
MobileMuster is giving Australians a great reason to recycle.
ACMA Communications 2016-17 report finds that mobile phones are the most popular and frequently used device for internet access and that the trend towards mobile-only communications continues with 6.67 million Australian adults having only a mobile phone and no fixed-line telephone at home.
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.
MobileMuster grows industry participation and the volume of mobile phone components recycled.
AMTA releases its latest worker safety innovation RadioWorkSafe.
Report from Deloitte Access Economics on 5G - the next generation of mobile telecommunications.
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.
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.
Most schoolies will be keeping in touch with parents via their mobiles and so we think it's important that parents stay engaged via SMS or social media with their kids so that they know they can reach out for help if they do get caught in a sticky situation.
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.
Telstra and Optus have switched off their 2G mobile networks and Vodafone's 2G network will turn off at end of March 2018. Remaining 2G customers will need to either upgrade their SIM or handset to continue to receive service.