AMTA welcomes the ACMA’s proactive focus on 5G spectrum.
See a video demonstration of how 5G will improve latency - network reaction time.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association is pleased to announce that HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has joined MobileMuster.
ARPANSA's latest literature review reports on new Australian study which finds no increase in brain cancer with mobile phone use
In The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA's) regular EMR literature survey for May 2016, ARPANSA report on the recent Australian study by Professor Simon Chapman which asks the question "Has the incidence of brain cancer risen in Australia since the introduction of mobile phones 29 years ago?". The paper pubslished in cancer epidermology compared mobile phone ownership with the incidence of brain cancer in Australia. In the study, brain cancer incidence rates from 1982 to 2012 are compared with the number of mobile phone accounts in the Australian population from 1987 to 2012. The study found that although mobile phone use increased from 0% to 94% during the 30 year period brain cancer incidence rates were stable. This finding is consitent with previous studies in the US, UK. New Zealand and Nordic countries. See ARPANSA's commentary here: Full paper may be found here:
As part of the process the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and the Mobile Wireless Forum (MWF) delivered a seminar in Melbourne last week to discuss the latest on the international EMF (Electromagnetic fields) exposure and compliance testing standards for 5G.
Currently there are an estimated 288,000 Australians who live with no hearing and sight and this number is predicted to rise to over one million by 2050 (1). This September MobileMuster has partnered with Able Australia calling on workplaces to donate old smartphones to support the deafblind community.
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.
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.
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, the Minister for Communications and the Arts, delivered a noteworthy speech at a major gathering in Sydney where 5G was one of several key themes being teased out.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th October, 2017 at the Press Club in Canberra at 3.45pm General business includes: Receipt of accounts and reports Confirmation of auditor Confirmation of new board members Confirmation of office bearers AMTA Chair’s report Other Business Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and for location details. 16 August 2017
5G is the next generation of mobile technologies, designed to support new and diverse services and applications to transform the way we live and work. The impact of 5G will be transformative like no previous mobile generation – with significant impacts on the way we live and work.
MobileMuster, the mobile phone industry’s product stewardship program, recognised the efforts of local councils who have dramatically increased their collections and helped make recycling more accessible to the community.
Policymakers at the recent Tokyo 5G conference acknowledge the need to get policy settings right to enable timely development of 5G
The new Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, has acknowledged the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its importance to Australia.
The supply, possession and operation of mobile phone jammers in Australia is prohibited by the Australian Communications and Media Authority as such devices can cause significant interference to radiocommunications services, including mobile phone networks.
Can partnering with social causes and charities help to incentivise people and give them another reason why they should declutter and recycle?
The inaugural GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index shows that Australia performs exceptionally well and consistently as the top ranked nation in the 2016 GSMA Index. The Index measures the performance of 134 countries, accounting for more than 95% of the world’s population, against the key enablers of mobile internet connectivity. Importantly, it tells us how specific countries and clusters of countries are performing. In short, Australia is regarded as a leader and our scores reflect a high degree of industry commitment, technical innovation and investment. What are the enablers and how are they measured? The enablers of mobile internet connectivity that inform the indicators selected for the Index are: Infrastructure – the availability of high-performance mobile internet network coverage (Australia’s score: 73.