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AMTA CEO presenting at Unwired Revolution: July 20


CommsDay is holding its Unwired: Revolution one day event at the Kirribilli Club, North Sydney on Thursday July 20.

The event will look in-depth at the state of the nation and future path in both mobile and fixed wireless technology. Keynotes include Communications Minister Mitch Fifield, ACCC chair Rod Sims, ACMA chair Richard Bean and senior executives from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. More information about the line-up of speakers can be found here.

AMTA's own chief executive officer Chris Althaus kicks off the event as the first speaker and the event is endorsed by AMTA.

CommsDay is extending a discount to all AMTA members. Normal price $595, but $495 for AMTA members. The discount can be accessed here.

21 June 2017



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