Last edition of the year, we will be back in January 2009

Dear Readers, Today’s edition of Snapshot – number 140 – is the last of the year. We hope that you have enjoyed all 46 editions that we have brought you during 2008. Snapshot is going to take a break and will restart in January 2009. AMTA takes this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

2008 AMTA Chair’s Report

AMTA Chair, Louise Sexton, presented the following Report in the 2008 AMTA Annual Report, which was released yesterday at the Annual General Meeting in Melbourne.

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New Directors appointed to AMTA Board

Louise Sexton (Company Secretary and Legal Counsel, Hutchison 3 Australia) has been reappointed Chair of AMTA and six new Directors were appointed to the AMTA Board at the Annual General Meeting in Melbourne yesterday.

AMTA thanks Andrew Volard for his industry service

After more than six years working for Motorola Mobile Devices, and four years at the helm as Managing Director for South Pacific region, Andrew Volard has resigned to pursue new challenges. Mr Volard has also resigned from his position of Deputy Chair of AMTA, where he served for more than 2.5 years.

Australia II skipper joins AMTA’s Charity Regatta to set sail against cyber bullying

On September 27, 1983, Australia won the deciding race of the America’s Cup yacht race series off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island, USA. The result broke a 132 year winning streak in the oldest sporting trophy contest in the world and sent Australia into national euphoria including the famous quote from a champagne sodden Prime Minister: “Any boss that sacks an employee for taking today off is a bum", an excited Bob Hawke said on national television.

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AMTA presents Mobile Sector Perspective at RadComms 08

AMTA CEO, Chris Althaus, presented today to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), RadComms 08 Conference. The RadComms 08 Conference is focussing on spectrum management and planning for the future across all applications of radio communications.

AMTA pays tribute to John Ilhan

AMTA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Althaus, has paid tribute to Crazy John founder, John Ilhan, following his sudden death this week. Crazy John’s is a valued member of AMTA.

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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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the annual General Meeting of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association Limited will be held at Optus - 1 Lyonpark Road, Macquarie Park - Sydney at 11.45am on Thursday 29th November, 2018.

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Mobiles, lightning risks and other myths

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).

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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.