Australia in the Digital Economy: research report series

The internet has become increasingly prevalent in Australian homes and businesses and its effect has been far-reaching; transforming economic and social interactions, traditional services such as voice telephony, the distribution of content as well as underpinning the development of the digital economy.

AMTA wants 120MHz of 'Digital Dividend' spectrum, says IT Wire

Australia's mobile telecommunications industry has staked its claim to a large chunk of the spectrum between 520MHz and 820MHz that will be freed up when analogue TV broadcast services are closed down, saying that optimal economic benefit will be gained by allocating at least 120MHz of the available spectrum to mobile services and the rest to broadcasting, says IT Wire.

A digital future for Australia's regions

The Rudd Government today announced an additional $60 million investment in regional communications, including for education, health and emergency services projects, greater access to satellite phones, and an expansion of computer and internet access for remote Indigenous communities.

60 percent of the world now mobile connected

Six in ten people around the world now have cell phone subscriptions, signalling that mobiles are the communications technology of choice particularly in poor countries, according to a UN report published on Monday, AAP reported this week.

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AMTA acknowledges preliminary finding on aircraft investigation

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has acknowledged the preliminary findings of the investigation into this week’s incident involving a Qantas aircraft that found that there is no evidence so far to suggest that the use of a mobile phone was related to the sudden loss of altitude by the aircraft.

3G to Triple Mobile Advertising in Australia This Year

The mobile advertising market in Australia is very much in its infancy with total revenues reaching just $2.5 million in 2007. However, this figure is set to grow more than 300 per cent in 2008 and be sustained into next year driven by the growing consumer take-up of 3G data services coupled with attractive campaign pricing to entice advertisers.

AMTA’s Technology Showcase at Parliament House in June

AMTA will hold its Technology Showcase in Parliament House, Canberra, on Wednesday, June 25. Chief Executive Officer, Chris Althaus, said the Showcase would provide an opportunity for our industry to demonstrate its range of cutting-edge products and services to key decision makers and senior bureaucrats.

ATUG 2008 Broadband Awards

The Broadband Awards started in 2007 and are designed to raise awareness of the benefits of broadband by focusing on the successful applications of broadband in categories such as Business, Government, Community, Sales/Marketing, Agriculture, Education and Health sectors.

ACRBR Science Week – register now

AMTA and MCF Members who would like to attend the Australian Centre for RF Bioeffects Research (ACRBR) Science Week program should book soon because places are limited. Science Week, a three-day program starting on October 31, aims to improve public understand of radio communications technology and health issues.

Are the fish biting? I’ll check my underwater mobile

South Korea's SK Telecom has launched a novel facility which attaches a waterproof sensor which can be attached to the end of a fishing line. The sensor monitors the density of fish, and broadcasts that information back to your mobile phone - conveniently on the shoreline.

AMTA chairs mobile content conference

Industry experts will track global forecasts and market opportunities at the Mobile Content Australia 2007 Conference being held 27-28 March at Sydney’s Convention and Exhibition Centre.

3G revenue passes $1billion

Revenue from Third Generation (3G) mobile services in Australia has passed $1billion because of high service demands, Australian IT reported this week.

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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.