A new global information service to help people with disabilities or functional limitations find suitable mobile phones was launched in Australia today.
The mobile phone industry shares concerns about the plight of gorillas in the Eastern Congo and handset manufacturers take steps to help protect their habitat from destruction.
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
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), as part of National Consumer Fraud Week, has tips for people signing-up for l9 SMS premium services to beware of being tricked by scams.
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 industry today called on the Australian Government to reduce commercial uncertainty and support the reissue of incumbent spectrum licences so industry can plan its ongoing investments in advanced mobile technologies that will be fundamental to the growth of Australia’s digital economy.
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 popularity of music and sport on 3G phones is helping to drive high shipments of mobile phone handsets to Australia in the first half of this year.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes this week’s release of comprehensive testing of RMIT building 108, AMTA CEO Chris Althaus said. He said an expert, peer-reviewed medical report on RMIT found no cancer cluster exists. The report also found that “there is no evidence to suggest that tumours identified resulted from an occupational cause within building 108”.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) supports the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce campaign to educate consumers about how to avoid being caught out by scams. AMTA, the peak body representing the $11 billion a year mobile telecommunications industry in Australia, has joined with the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce to promote a four-week consumer awareness campaign.
A Swedish population-based case-control study, which has found an increased risk of acoustic neuroma for analogue mobile phone use, should be interpreted with caution because the small numbers mean some findings could be expected by chance alone.
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 mobile telephone industry supports the Australian Broadcasting Authority’s new advice on how young people can be phone smart and use mobiles in a safe manner. The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, Graham Chalker, said the mobile phone industry welcomed the ABA’s new safety brochure, which alerts young people and parents to potential pitfalls when using mobile phones.
The UK National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) reconfirmed its main conclusion from the Stewart Report in 2000 that the balance of evidence suggests mobile phones do not cause adverse health effects, said Graham Chalker, CEO, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association.
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.
AMTA backed Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson's message for people to use mobiles safely when driving this Christmas.
Swedish study finds no overall risk of ear nerve cancer for regular mobile phone users, but more research needed for long term analogue users
A Swedish population-based case-control study has found no increased risk of a rare benign cancer of the ear nerve and regular mobile phone use. The study has also reported the “...data suggests an increased risk of acoustic neuroma associated with [analogue] mobile phone use of at least 10 years’ duration.” However, this result was based on only a small sample, because of the rarity of the disease.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has launched a new online inquiry service that makes it convenient for consumers and second-hand sellers to check if a mobile telephone has been reported lost or stolen and blocked from use by the network carriers.
Following a record year of sales in 2003, when total handset sales reached almost 6 million, latest figures indicate that 2004 could be even bigger.
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) today called on motorists to use mobile phones safely when driving over the Christmas holidays.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has elected Lynda O’Grady, Chief of Products, Telstra Technology, Innovation & Product Group as President of the organisation.
A report released today by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) shows the mobile telecommunications industry now contributes more than $5 billion per year to the Australian economy.
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.
Safety tips on mobile phone use while driving / almost half of all 000 calls are made by mobile phones
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) today released a set of safety tips for motorists who use hands-free mobile phones while driving and new figures which show almost half of all 000 calls are made by 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.
Conference for mobile telephone theft and its prevention in Australia. Representatives attended from Australian law enforcement agencies and the mobile phone industry.
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.