AMTA CEO, Chris Althaus is attending Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and posting his takeaways from the event this week.
An edited version of this article by AMTA CEO, Chris Althaus was also published in The Australian newspaper on 12 Feb 2019.
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.
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”.
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”.
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.
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”.
AMTA has responded to a report in today’s Adelaide Advertiser, which claims that mobile phones are “killing apes” because of the use of a precious metal used in some mobile handsets.
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.
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.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has invited industry feedback on its Five Year Spectrum Outlook 2009-2013, as part of its commitment to keep the five-year snapshot of radiocommunications priority issues current.
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 mobile phone industry relies on the expert advice of independent national and international health agencies on mobile safety, AMTA has said in a letter published in the Canberra Times.
At the CommsDay Summit today, the Australian Communications and Media Authority released its revised Principles for Spectrum Management (the Principles) and the Five-year Spectrum Outlook 2009-2013 (the Spectrum Outlook), both of which will guide ACMA’s planning and management of radiofrequency spectrum.
ACMA invites comment on new industry fees and payment methods to access the Do Not Call Register in 2009-10
The Australian Communications and Media Authority is seeking comment on proposed new fees and payment arrangements for telemarketers to access the Do Not Call Register in 2009-10.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has issued a formal warning to Bytecard Pty Ltd (Bytecard).
The Australian mobile telecommunications industry has welcomed the Federal Government’s review of consumer laws as an opportunity to streamline overlapping laws and regulations and deliver consumer protections more effectively, says AMTA’s submission to a Treasury’s Fair Markets – Confident Consumers inquiry.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) announced today that lost and stolen mobile phones will now be blocked on all digital (GSM) networks in Australia.
Australia's three major GSM mobile phone carriers, Telstra, Vodafone and Optus, all now actively block lost or stolen mobile phones.
Australia’s three GSM mobile phone carriers have joined with AMTA to work with the ACA in highlighting the emergency call features of all GSM phones.
Accessible Telecoms and GARI help 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.