Deloitte report highlights key importance of mobiles to our economy and society, says Minister

Mobile telecommunications is so embedded in our daily lives that we can sometimes underestimate its significance and importance to the wider community and economy, the Minister for Communications, Senator Mitch Fifield, said at the launch of the Mobile Nation report in Canberra.


Senator Fifield launched the Deloitte Access Economics report at a breakfast in Parliament House yesterday.

“But so pervasive and so much part of ourselves and our lives are our mobile devices that I think we really do underestimate their significance and importance,” he said.

“That’s why this work that has been commissioned by AMTA with Deloitte Access Economics is so important. It reminds us that there is something in the order of 30 million mobile services.

“Mobile devices they improve our productivity. They improve our capacity to connect with people. We are able to transact business and people are able to do work in places and at times that previously they could not. So we cannot underestimate the importance of mobile devices.

“So can I acknowledge the AMTA members and what you do to make our country work. To employ people. To connect people and to improve the productivity of the nation. And it gives me great pleasure to officially launch the report.”

See Minister’s speech: here