International Health Authorities do not link mobiles with Brain Cancer

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.

Global project to improve access to mobiles for disabled and elderly

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, in response to requests from disability groups for improved information regarding disability, has developed a worldwide information service for reporting the accessibility features of mobile phones.

Launch of Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative

TEDICORE welcomes an industry initiative by the Mobile Manufacturers Forum in partnership with the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) to make it easier for people with disabilities to find the right mobile phone to meet their needs.

Global project to improve access to mobiles for disabled and elderly

Pictured above are: Michael Milligan (MMF), Gunela Astbrink (TEDICORE), Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Chris Althaus (AMTA) at the GARI launch. A new global information service to help people with disabilities or functional limitations find suitable mobile phones was launched in Parliament House on Wednesday this week with AMTA partnering the Mobile Manufacturers Forum in the initiative. The mobile phone industry, in response to requests from disability groups for improved information regarding disability, has developed a worldwide information service for reporting the accessibility features of mobile phones.

Independent Disability Equipment Feasibility Study

At the Signposts for Change: People with Disabilities and Telecommunications Forum in Melbourne on 16 February 2009, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, announced that he had asked his Department to undertake a feasibility study into whether a disability equipment program independent of carriers should be established. The study included the possibility that mobile phones (+ accessories/software) and Internet access could be included in an independent Disability Equipment Program!

AMTA responds to mobile phone health claims

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.

Australians say mobile phones help balance work and family

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.

Hearing help for mobile phone users

Minister for Human Services Senator Chris Ellison today visited Australian Hearing’s Cannington office to mark the agency’s 60th anniversary and to launch a new brochure advising people on how to get maximum benefits when using mobile phones. Senator Ellison was joined by Federal member for Tangney Dennis Jensen and Federal Member for Hasluck Stuart Henry.

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.

Cameras and mobile phones

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.

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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.