The mobile telecommunications industry welcomes the Government’s announcement that it will proceed to implement significant reforms to Australia’s spectrum management framework.
The release of the next stage of the Department of Communication’s Spectrum Review is an important development in the reform of Australia’s spectrum management framework and is welcomed by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA).
The mobile phone industry relies on expert advice from national and international health agencies on mobile phone safety. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other health agencies conduct ongoing reviews into mobile phones and health and consider all of the available scientific research, including research into links with brain cancer.
AMTA welcomes the release of the Government’s Consultation Paper, ‘Spectrum Review – Potential Reform Directions’ that identifies 11 proposals to reform how spectrum is allocated, managed and used in Australia.
Consumer complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) about mobile telecommunications services fell by 21 per cent in 2013-2014, according to official figures released today.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes the release of new research exploring the increasingly influential role of mobile broadband services in the Australian economy and society.
A new global information service to help people with disabilities or functional limitations find suitable mobile phones was launched in Australia today.
The Australian Government needs to fast-track spectrum allocation decisions to ensure the mobile telecommunications industry can meet surging demand. Despite the economic slowdown, mobile broadband new subscribers tripled in the first half of this financial year
Two of Australia’s leading racing car drivers have joined with the Federal Government, motoring clubs and the mobile phone industry to warn drivers about the dangers of text messaging while driving.
Today’s claims about children and mobile phone safety run counter to the weight of expert scientific findings and parents can be reassured that the World Health Organisation (WHO) says strict science-based safety limits provide ample protection for all users of mobiles, including children.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) today criticised a KPMG report commissioned by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy for a Parliamentary inquiry into international mobile roaming charges.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) relies on the expert judgment of public health authorities, such as the World Health Organization, for assessments of safety and health impacts.
The authors of a paper claiming a link between mobile phone use and child behaviour warn that the results were unexpected and should be interpreted with caution, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) said today.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association relies on the expert judgment of public health authorities, such as the World Health Organization, for assessments of safety and health impacts, AMTA Chief Executive, Chris Althaus, said today.
Some of the UK's leading road safety experts have called current laws banning drivers from using hand-held mobile phones ineffective. They also say enforcement should be beefed up to save lives on UK roads.
The majority of Australians believe that mobile phones have helped to balance their family and working lives, the first study of its kind undertaken in the nation has found. Leading social researchers from the Australian National University, the University of New England and the University of New South Wales found that only 3% of people reported that the mobile phone had a negative impact on their work-life balance.
Industry has introduced a range of tools to help young people gain affordable access to mobile phones
The mobile phone industry has introduced a range of tools, including pre-paids, to assist young people to gain access to the benefits of mobile phones in a financially responsible and affordable manner, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) said today.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes today’s announcement of a limited trial of mobile phone use in flight on aircraft.
The latest international study on the use of mobile phones found no overall link between mobile phone use and malignant brain tumours, the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, Chris Althaus, said today.
The biggest and longest-running study on the issue has found that long-term mobile phone use does not raise the risk of cancer. A Danish study followed 420,000 mobile phone users for up to 21 years and found that long-term mobile phone users did not have a higher risk of brain or central nervous system cancers, salivary gland tumours, eye tumours or leukaemia.
Mobile phone users should be careful returning missed calls when they don’t recognise the numbers, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) says in a new guide to help protect mobile users from unwanted and potentially costly messages.
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.
Australia’s mobile phone operators announced they have rallied together to help drive donations towards the Asian tsunamis and earthquake appeal.
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 phone industry today welcomed the findings of scientists advising the UK Government that mobile phones and their base station do not cause adverse health effects.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has elected Lynda O’Grady, Chief of Products, Telstra Technology, Innovation & Product Group as President of the organisation.
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.
Following the debate over use of mobile phones with inbuilt cameras in gyms and swimming pools, AMTA has stated it does not condone the inappropriate use of mobile phones such as sending objectionable images.
Australia’s mobile telecommunication industry congratulated the Federal Government on its announcement that it will make it an offence to “rebirth” stolen 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.
Most schoolies will be keeping in touch with parents via their mobiles and so we think it's important that parents stay engaged via SMS or social media with their kids so that they know they can reach out for help if they do get caught in a sticky situation.
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.
AMTA and Communications Alliance made a joint submission in response to the Department of Communications and the Art’s consultation on the Exposure Draft of the Radiocommunications Bill 2017, as well the Department’s consultation papers on spectrum pricing and Government spectrum holdings.
Telstra and Optus have switched off their 2G mobile networks and Vodafone's 2G network will turn off at end of March 2018. Remaining 2G customers will need to either upgrade their SIM or handset to continue to receive service.