The mobile telecommunications industry welcomes the Government’s announcement that it will proceed to implement significant reforms to Australia’s spectrum management framework.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
AMTA contracted the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) to characterize the interactions between GSM 1800 MHz digital mobile telephones and hearing aids. NAL had previously conducted similar studies on the interaction of GSM 900 MHz.
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 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 Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) supports research in to the safety of mobile phones, however, people should not jump to conclusions based on the findings of a recent Israeli study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GARI helps consumers find a device with the accessibility features that work best for their particular needs.
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.
Report from Deloitte Access Economics on 5G - the next generation of mobile telecommunications.
See a video demonstration of how 5G will improve latency - network reaction time.