This week AMTA Chair, Louise Sexton, and CEO, Chris Althaus, met with the Secretary of the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Patricia Scott, to provide an update on AMTA programs, including outcomes in 2008 and plans for 2009.
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.
Australia’s famous America’s Cup winning helmsman, John Bertrand, will be auctioned at the Telco Sailing Challenge on Sydney Harbour on November 27.
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.
AMTA and its members invite you to participate in the 2008 Telco Charity Sailing Challenge on Sydney Harbour on November 27, 2008.
AMTA’s networking forum providing Members with an opportunity to hear about current issues affecting our industry and meet with colleagues is being held in Melbourne next week.
Ten thousand Australians have sought and obtained site specific information regarding electromagnetic energy (EME) levels around base stations over the past 12 months from the Mobile Carriers Forum’s Radio Frequency National Site Archive (RFNSA).
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has announced a partnership with the Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) to help parents promote their children’s safe and responsible use of mobile phones in the school environment.
AMTA’s new document on the industry’s approach to social responsibility issues, “Staying Connected”, will be released at the Technology Showcase in Canberra later this month.
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.
The Canberra office of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association will be closed this Monday, March 10, because it is an official holiday for Canberra Day in the Australian Capital Territory.
Spectrum allocation, consumer education, law enforcement and climate change have been placed at the top of the agenda of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association’s agenda for the Policy and Strategy Steering Committee (PSSC) following this week’s planning day.
The average family home in Australia has almost three televisions, three mobile phones, two computers, two DVD players and a video-game console. One in five children has a TV in their bedroom, with the same amount finding space for a PC — a rate which has more than doubled from 10 years ago.
AMTA held its Annual General Meeting yesterday and elected Louise Sexton as the new Chair with Andrew Volard retaining the position as Deputy Chair. Louise takes over from Holly Kramer who stepped down from the Chair after two years at the helm.
The 2007 AMTA Annual report was released yesterday at the Annual General Meeting in Melbourne.
The AMTA Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 22 November at 12 Noon. All members are welcome to attend at Ericsson, Level 37, 360 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.
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 Members, including Optus, Vodafone and Nokia, will be hoping for a fair breeze and smooth seas in the Annual Telco Regatta next month. AMTA has endorsed the annual charity sailing event to be held in Sydney on Thursday, October 4, 2007.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority and Communications Alliance have come together to present the inaugural Communications Consumer Dialogue, which will focus on how new and emerging technologies might benefit consumers.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today issued its annual report on telecommunications market indicators.
The Members Forum in Melbourne next week has been postponed because of changed arrangements for the AMTA Board Meeting.
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.
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.
Access Economics will give a presentation at the next AMTA Members Forum in Sydney on Thursday, June 14. The presentation by Access Economics’ senior economist Dr Kris Funston will give Members an insight into the preparation of an analysis of the benefits of the mobile telecommunications industry to the Australian economy.
AMTA’s acceptable use policy, which sets out guidelines for the safe and responsible use of mobile phones by school students, has sparked international interest from school officials.
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 has appointed a new policy manager to replace Peppi Wilson who is going on maternity leave in the first half of June 2007.
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.
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.
The Board of AMTA met today with the Shadow Minister for Communications, Senator Stephen Conroy, in Melbourne as part of its round of engagements with MPs, regulators and stakeholders to exchange views on industry-wide issues.
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.
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.