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.

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.

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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.

AMTA welcomes two new members

AMTA is very pleased to announce that two new members – Nokia Siemens Networks and Crazy Johns – have joined the peak industry body for mobile telecommunications in Australia.

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AMTA Conference

This week AMTA held its 2007 Mobile Telecommunications Conference. The program highlighted the diversity of issues impacting on the policy environment and market conditions relevant to the mobile telecommunications sector. On the policy front both Minister Coonan and Shadow Minister Conroy congratulated ATMA for continuing to take a proactive stance on key policy issues.

AMTA Conference July 16 & 17

Each year AMTA hosts the pre-eminent event for the Australian mobile telecommunications industry. It gives delegates a unique insight into trends, issues and viewpoints relating to mobile telecommunications in Australia. New technology, new applications, convergence, content, regulation and a federal election are some of the issues that will be discussed at the AMTA Conference in Sydney on July 16 and 17 .

AMTA members act within their rights on police charges

Members of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) do not charge police for services in life-threatening situations and are entitled under the law to recover costs for non-life threatening requests from police for call records to assist criminal investigations, AMTA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Althaus, said today.

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AMTA Board meets Shadow Minister

The Board of AMTA met with Shadow Communications Minister, Sen Stephen Conroy last week. The aim of the meeting was to discuss policy issues of interest to AMTA and to gain an understanding from Senator Conroy regarding Labor’s policy plans ahead of the ALP National Conference and ultimately the 2007 Federal Election.

AMTA CEO welcomes new member

AMTA’s is pleased to announce that i-mate Pty Ltd has joined AMTA. Founded in 2001, i-mate™ is one of the world's leading experts in the design, development and customisation of Smartphones and Pocket PC's.

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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.