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.
The mobile telecommunications industry takes seriously any claims of misuse of its technology and is committed to promoting the safe, responsible and affordable use of mobile telecommunications, AMTA said in response to a newspaper report claiming that “many of us are as addicted to our mobiles as some are to nicotine, booze or drugs”.
The Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research (ACRBR) has published a paper which it says is designed to give accurate public information on mobile phone safety following the wide publicity given to two leading Australian neurosurgeons, whose media claims “may have misled audiences about this issue”.
A man who tumbled almost 50 metres down a cliff in central Queensland is lucky to be alive - and he has his miracle mobile phone to thank.
The 23-year-old man, from Clermont, is believed to have been climbing Wolfgang Peak, north of Clermont, when he lost his footing and fell, landing on sharp rocks, the Couriermail.com.au reports today.
This week the Australian Communications and Media Authority will launch the pilot of ‘Cybersafety Outreach - Professional Development for Educators’, ACMA’s national cybersafety program designed for primary and secondary level educators.
AMTA responded this week to overseas news reports in local newspaper that mobile phones, among other sources, were causing birds and bees to lose their bearings, fail to reproduce and die.
A new survey of car crashes has highlighted the fact that most accidents in Australia are caused by drivers not paying attention. AMTA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Althaus, said driver inattention accounted for nearly half of all accidents according to drivers and highlighted the need to reduce distractions while behind the wheel.
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 met with the Victoria’s most senior traffic policeman this week to discuss road safety issues and the use of mobile phones.
Several press reports this week have focussed on “sexting” which involves taking and sending of photographs which can be regarded as explicit or suggestive.
Young people should be aware that participants in cyber bullying were not anonymous and they could be in breach of the law in serious cases, AMTA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Althaus, told the ACT’s Deputy Principals Association last night.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority is seeking public comment on current and future issues relating to the national emergency call service numbers Triple Zero (000) ,112 and 106 (for the deaf and hearing impaired).
ACMA welcomes release of draft industry code of practice to promote safety of children using online and mobile phone content
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has welcomed the release of the Internet Industry Association’s (IIA) draft industry code of practice for online and mobile content services for public and industry consultation.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association has undertaken to provide information to the National Transport Commission about technological advances in safer in-car mobile phone technology as part of its deliberations on Australia’s Road Rules.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association met this week with representatives from two of the world’s leading peak industry bodies in the mobile telecommunications industry to discuss co-operation on key issues and the development of a joint initiative to disseminate health and safety information to consumers.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association has detailed the latest scientific research on mobile phone base stations to listeners of ABC radio in Northern News South Wales following concerns expressed by local residents over the siting of a base station.
Australia’s professional truck drivers will receive common-sense advice on the safe use of mobile phones through a new fact sheet developed by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) in partnership with the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and the National Transport Commission (NTC).
A new United Kingdom survey reported in the GSMA Environment Insider shows the number of car drivers using hand-held mobile phones at the wheel has fallen by 40%, Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick revealed this week.
This week AMTA met with the Chair of the Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF), Christophe Grangeat, from Alcatel-Lucent (Paris), and Peter Zollman, Vodafone (UK), chair of the GSM’s Association’s expert panel on EME.
Last week, AMTA’s Chief Executive Officer, Chris Althaus, met with NSW Children and Youth Commissioner, Gillian Calvert, to discuss trends in mobile use by children.
AMTA this week met with the top road safety policeman in the Northern Territory to talk about the mobile telecommunications industry's road safety initiatives.
Learner drivers now have plenty of reasons to study for their driver’s licence thanks to a ground-breaking initiative that aims to both educate and motivate with a substantial prize pool. Developed by the Amy Gillett Foundation, with the support of the Australia Driver Trainers’ Association and State and Territory licensing authorities, Road-Right is the first program of its kind designed to heighten learner driver awareness of people cycling on Australian roads.
AMTA’s mythbuster on mobile phones causing petrol stations to explode has been quoted in a newspaper in Kenya this week. The Nation newspaper in Nairobi cited AMTA’s debunking of such erroneous claims.
AMTA supports the Federal Government’s national awareness campaign to ensure 000 calls are made for genuine emergencies, Chief Executive Officer Chris Althaus told the ABC’s national radio network this week.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association has responded to residents' concerns over a proposed telecommunication tower in Port Kembla. Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) CEO Chris Althaus told the Wollongong Advertiser this week there was no "credible scientific evidence" of health effects from living or working near a mobile phone base station, even for children.
AMTA has joined the National Transport Commission and the Australian Trucking Association in a joint initiative to make drivers of heavy transport vehicles aware of safety issues of using mobile phones while driving.
AMTA has expressed its concern that singling out mobile phones for banning while driving ignores recent research and will send a wrong message to drivers because it is impossible to “ban” our way to distraction-free driving.
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 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.
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.