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”.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) this week responded to claims about safety and testing procedures on Today Tonight in Adelaide. The program made a number of claims about mobile phone handset safety and broadcast the views of Canberra neurosurgeon Dr Vini Khurana, who likens mobile phone use to the dangers of “asbestos or smoking”.
The mobile phone industry relies on the expert advice of independent national and international health agencies on mobile safety, AMTA has said in a letter published in the Canberra Times.
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 has written to Better Homes and Gardens pointing out that it has published an article that falsely claims health benefits from a “chip” which allegedly reduces emissions from mobile phone handsets.
AMTA has rejected the unjustified and false claims this week in the Daily Telegraph, which accused the industry of using “tricks” to disguise mobile phone base stations.
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.
AMTA met with the Victoria’s most senior traffic policeman this week to discuss road safety issues and the use of mobile phones.
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 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.
AMTA has entered a partnership with the Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) to disseminate material to assist parents, teachers and students to access mobile telecommunications in a safe and responsible manner in the school environment.
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 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. He was responding to a front-page story in the Canberra Times, reporting claims by a Canberra neurosurgeon that there was evidence that mobile phone use was potentially more dangerous than “asbestos and smoking”.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association has entered the local debate on a proposal to install a mobile phone base station in northern New South Wales. AMTA said in today/s Tweed Daily News that mobile phone base stations are safe and comply with strict science-based safety guidelines.
AMTA has written to the publishers of the Fitness First magazine pointing out misleading assertions in a recent article that warned members of the gymnasium that mobile phones can cause a range of health effects, including brain dysfunction, autism and psychological problems.
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.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association rejects today’s false and misleading claims made by the Australian Democrats about mobile phone towers and alleged health effects.
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.
AMTA and its members are looking for ways to work with the education sector to maximize the positive contributions that mobile telecommunications offers to students, parents and teachers, the CEO of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, Chris Althaus, told the Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) in Darwin this week.
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.
As convergence gathers pace the intersection of the education system, social networking and mobile services will provide an important opportunity for AMTA to provide advice and assistance where relevant to users and schools.
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.
GARI helps consumers find a device with the accessibility features that work best for their particular needs.
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).
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.
No doubt, your kids have told you that everyone else at school already has a phone, and in fact, ACMA research found that 80% of Australian teenagers (aged 14-17) are now using a smartphone. The advice from experts can be confusing when it comes to smartphones and kids as differing opinions are strongly held.