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AMTA showcases RadioWorkSafe

AMTA continuing its global leadership in EME safety, last week at the International EME Standards Meeting in Melbourne showcased its latest worker safety innovation RadioWorkSafe.

RadioWorkSafe provides height workers, building and facility managers with essential information to help provide a safe work place and manage access around mobile and communications antennas. AMTA CEO Chris Althaus said ‘RadioWorkSafe provides the basic safety steps for working on base stations and buildings and other facilities with radio transmitting antennas.’

Ray McKenzie, AMTA's Mobile Carriers Forum program manager demonstrated the app commented that A great feature of the new app is a simple checklist with the basic safety reminders’. ‘It’s easy to use and available on your mobile, tablet or laptop’.

RadioWorkSafe was developed by the Telstra EME safety team for AMTA and already has global appeal. Mike Wood, Telstra’s EME specialist spent time in Europe earlier this year with European operators and EME safety equipment manufactures where the app was put through its paces. Mike said ‘the educational resources, safety videos and easy to use checklist was a universal feature suited to a global market’.

AMTA will the app at a dedicated educational presentation for the Australian at height worker industry at the Comms Connect conference in Melbourne in November. Its available now at on your mobile, tablet or PC.

24 November 2017


AMTA welcomes deployment regulation amendments

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes the announcement today from the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Mitch Fifield, regarding the progression of 10 reforms to the regulations governing the deployment of wireless and mobile networks in Australia; as well as further consultation on 11 other proposed reforms. In welcoming the announcement, AMTA Chief Executive, Chris Althaus noted the Government’s reform package will go some way towards enabling the deployment of the next generation 5G mobile networks which are expected to bring significant improvements in speed, quality and capacity for Australia’s data hungry consumers.  But he also noted there was still more to do. “This is a welcome and very important first step - in what we hope will be an ongoing engagement with government and stakeholders to develop a dynamic regulatory framework to meet the deployment challenges of next generation networks.

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5G gains momentum in 2018

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.

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AMTA Annual Report 2017

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.