As the deployment of 5G accelerates it will deliver enhanced mobile technologies whilst maintaining low levels of electromagnetic fields (EMF) exposure. For more information on 5G and how it will work, including the health and safety aspects see our 5G Explained resources which are the latest installment in the EMF Explained Series.
Download the latest report from Deloitte Access Economics on 5G Mobile and how it is enabling businesses and economic growth here.
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.
The Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast have provided mobile network operators with an opportunity to showcase 5G mobile technology.
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.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings against Star Promotions Club Pty Ltd alleging breaches of the Trade Practices Act 1974 over the promotion of mobile premium services through scratch cards.
A competitive selection process for digital education, health and emergency services in regional, rural and remote Australia will commence in the second half of 2009.
AMTA welcomes the appointment of the inaugural CEO of the Australian Communications Consumers Action Network (ACCAN), Mr Allan Asher, and Teresa Corbin CEO of Consumers’ Telecommunications Network (CTN) as ACCAN's Deputy CEO, as announced today.
The Rudd Government today announced an additional $60 million investment in regional communications, including for education, health and emergency services projects, greater access to satellite phones, and an expansion of computer and internet access for remote Indigenous communities.
Six in ten people around the world now have cell phone subscriptions, signalling that mobiles are the communications technology of choice particularly in poor countries, according to a UN report published on Monday, AAP reported this week.
Parts of the phone industry continue to engage in poor practices that frustrate consumers, despite a string of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission enforcement actions dealing with lack of clarity in advertising.
Loudmouth mobile phone users on trains and buses in Western Australia will be targeted in a new campaign to tackle the growing annoyance, according to the PerthNow website.
A man who tumbled almost 50 metres down a cliff in central Queensland is lucky to be alive - and he has his miracle mobile phone to thank.
The 23-year-old man, from Clermont, is believed to have been climbing Wolfgang Peak, north of Clermont, when he lost his footing and fell, landing on sharp rocks, the Couriermail.com.au reports today.
AMTA Chair, Louise Sexton, presented the following Report in the 2008 AMTA Annual Report, which was released yesterday at the Annual General Meeting in Melbourne.
This week brings two stories of different applications of mobile phones from different parts of the world. One application of mobile technology is changing the way we shop and pay for our goods and services and the other can mean the difference between life and death.
AMTA responded this week to overseas news reports in local newspaper that mobile phones, among other sources, were causing birds and bees to lose their bearings, fail to reproduce and die.
A new survey of car crashes has highlighted the fact that most accidents in Australia are caused by drivers not paying attention. AMTA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Althaus, said driver inattention accounted for nearly half of all accidents according to drivers and highlighted the need to reduce distractions while behind the wheel.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) today criticised a KPMG report commissioned by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy for a Parliamentary inquiry into international mobile roaming charges.
Ten thousand Australians have sought and obtained site specific information regarding electromagnetic energy (EME) levels around base stations over the past 12 months from the Mobile Carriers Forum’s Radio Frequency National Site Archive (RFNSA).
Australia’s communications consumer, industry and government representatives will gather in Sydney later this month to share their thoughts on how technology can build stronger communities and cross social boundaries.
AMTA’s new document on the industry’s approach to social responsibility issues, “Staying Connected”, will be released at the Technology Showcase in Canberra later this month.
Ten thousand students from more than 150 schools in NSW, Queensland, Victoria, and the ACT are about to take part in MobileMuster Schools to see how many mobile phones they can collect and turn into trees by World Environment Day June 5
The estimated additional $1 billion to GDP by 2010 generated by the uptake of mobile data could prove to be conservative, AMTA told the Australian Bureau of Statistics ICT Reference Group in Canberra this week.
Pizza Hut has deployed a mobile ordering system that ratchets up the competition in the industry's battle to sell more pizzas using the latest technology.
People who sign a three-year contract with a mobile phone company should reasonably expect a handset warranty to last for three years, the Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Graeme Samuel, told radio station 5AA in Adelaide today.
A new United Kingdom survey reported in the GSMA Environment Insider shows the number of car drivers using hand-held mobile phones at the wheel has fallen by 40%, Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick revealed this week.
Cellular News reports that the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has released figures showing blocks on lost and stolen mobile phones from the mobile telecommunications industry's handset blocking program fell nearly 30.2% in the 12 months to September, 2007.
Learner drivers now have plenty of reasons to study for their driver’s licence thanks to a ground-breaking initiative that aims to both educate and motivate with a substantial prize pool. Developed by the Amy Gillett Foundation, with the support of the Australia Driver Trainers’ Association and State and Territory licensing authorities, Road-Right is the first program of its kind designed to heighten learner driver awareness of people cycling on Australian roads.
This Guide was developed and tested with input from members of the mobile phone industry, relevant regulatory bodies and organisations representing people with disabilities.
The Australian mobile phone industry rejects claims on last night’s A Current Affair on Channel Nine that the industry is profiteering from mobile phone call drop outs in so-called blackspots.
Notice is hereby given that the annual General Meeting of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association Limited will be held at Optus - 1 Lyonpark Road, Macquarie Park - Sydney at 11.45am on Thursday 29th November, 2018.
GARI helps consumers find a device with the accessibility features that work best for their particular needs.
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).
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.
No doubt, your kids have told you that everyone else at school already has a phone, and in fact, ACMA research found that 80% of Australian teenagers (aged 14-17) are now using a smartphone. The advice from experts can be confusing when it comes to smartphones and kids as differing opinions are strongly held.