Emerging substitution of fixed-line by mobile services, but low convergence of fixed and mobiles in short-term, says ACMA

The substitution of mobile services for fixed line is established and growing in Australia, according to research released today by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. However the prospects for convergence of fixed-line and mobile services into a single seamless service - apparent in some overseas markets - are low in the short term.

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Thieves are getting the message – stolen mobiles are network blocked

Blocks on lost and stolen mobile phones from the mobile telecommunications industry’s handset blocking program fell nearly 26% in 2007. The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) figures show the average daily blocking rate of lost or stolen mobile phones was 258 handsets in 2007 compared to 487 in 2004.

30% Drop in Blocking Stolen Phones in Australia

Cellular News reports that the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has released figures showing blocks on lost and stolen mobile phones from the mobile telecommunications industry's handset blocking program fell nearly 30.2% in the 12 months to September, 2007.

Telco sailors land a heap of old mobiles for recycling

Thanks to those sailors who cleaned out their cupboards and drawers at work this week and handed them in for recycling at yesterday’s Telco Regatta. Mobilemuster received nearly 20 kg of mobile phone handsets, batteries and chargers, including 114 handsets.

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Mobile tips for Schoolies

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.

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Flexibility in Network Deployment Regulations

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.

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Spectrum Reform - Radcomms Bill 2017

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.

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2G Networks are Switching Off

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.