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5G Explained

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.

AMTA committed to tackling issues of overuse and misuse of mobile phones

The mobile telecommunications industry takes seriously any claims of misuse of its technology and is committed to promoting the safe, responsible and affordable use of mobile telecommunications, AMTA said in response to a newspaper report claiming that “many of us are as addicted to our mobiles as some are to nicotine, booze or drugs”.

ACRBR answers neurosurgeons’ mobile phone safety claims

The Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research (ACRBR) has published a paper which it says is designed to give accurate public information on mobile phone safety following the wide publicity given to two leading Australian neurosurgeons, whose media claims “may have misled audiences about this issue”.

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AMTA responds to television handset safety claims

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) this week responded to claims about safety and testing procedures on Today Tonight in Adelaide. The program made a number of claims about mobile phone handset safety and broadcast the views of Canberra neurosurgeon Dr Vini Khurana, who likens mobile phone use to the dangers of “asbestos or smoking”.

ACMA signs MOU with New Zealand to help fight spam

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has joined forces with the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs in the fight against spam by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish channels of communication that will allow both agencies to move quickly in response to the challenges and demands of the ever-changing spam environment.

ACCAN appoints CEO

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.

A digital future for Australia's regions

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.

60 percent of the world now mobile connected

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.

AMTA Clarification for the 7:30 Report

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) acknowledges it incorrectly claimed recently that some plastics from the process of recycling mobile phones are used in the production of furniture.

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Mobiles, lightning risks and other myths

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).

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UK funds 5G pilot programs

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.