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National Road Safety Week

Keep Your Eyes on the Road

National Road Safety Week, which runs between 8 - 14 May is an initiative of Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH). SARAH was establish by Peter Frazer after his daughter was killed on the Hume Highway near Mittagong in February 2012.

The main activity of National Road Safety Week involves tying a yellow ribbon to your car, bicycle or motorcycle as a symbol of commitment to safer driving and to reflect on the impact of road trauma.

All Australians should reflect on the lives we lose every year and remember that it is unsatisfactory to accept that road deaths are an inevitable part of our road transport system.

All drivers are encourage to set a National Road Safety Week resolution to Drive So Others Survive or Drive SOS which is the slogan for National Road Safety Week.

Most importantly:

  • Obey the speed limit
  • Wear a seatbelt
  • Don't drink or take drugs and drive
  • Keep you hand off mobile phones and keep your eyes on the road

These are simple actions that can have a positive impact towards improving safety and saving lives.

Visit the Keep Your Eyes on the Road website for more information about AMTA's initiative to to encourage safe, responsible and legal mobile phone use while driving.

12 May 2017

 

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How will 5G improve network performance

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.

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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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Melbourne Seminar on 5G and EMF

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.

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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: