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Mobile Network Performance - What you need to know

The mobile industry has released a new consumer guide, Mobile Network Performance - what you need to know.

Keep your eyes on the road – Australian mobiles industry calls for drivers to get smart with phone use

A new safety guide is released today showing drivers how to comply with New South Wales’ new mobile phone law using best practice and smartphone technology that allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road.

Driving tips to keep your eyes on the road when using mobile phones this Xmas

The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS), the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and the Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, Catherine King, are urging motorists to keep their eyes on the road and not misuse mobile phones this Christmas/New Year.

Smartphone and data uptake results in 29 million mobile services in Australia

Strong uptake of smartphones and mobile telecommunications data services are dominant trends in today’s release of new figures from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), which show there are more than 29 million mobile services in operation in Australia.

Mobile phone base station roll-out and service levels threatened by Greens Bill, warns industry

The mobile telecommunications industry is concerned that a highly prescriptive Greens Bill on mobile phone towers will make it harder to deploy vital national infrastructure to cater for huge consumer demand for services, such as mobile broadband, and result in reduced service levels for mobile phone users.

Wilkie Bill backward step to undermine base station rollout and community service levels

The Wilkie Bill on mobile base station deployment is unwieldy and would result in long delays in rolling out infrastructure catering for rapidly increasing consumer demand for mobile broadband and result in reduced services for mobile phone users.

Latest INTERPHONE report finds no increased risk of tumours from mobile phone use

The latest INTERPHONE report has found no increased risk of acoustic neuroma – a rare, benign tumour of the ear nerve – from mobile phone use, says the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA).

Mobile phone industry responds to IARC classification of radio frequency

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields, which are emitted by mobile phones, wireless devices, radio, television and radar, as possibly carcinogenic to humans.

Call for urgent talks to decide key spectrum allocation in national interest

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and Communications Alliance today called on the Federal Government to convene urgent talks between industry, emergency service organisations and government to decide, based on the national interest, the optimal allocation of Digital Dividend spectrum.

Take responsibility this Christmas when driving

The Australian Government has joined forces with two of the country’s leading racing car drivers as well as the local government sector and the mobile phone industry to urge drivers to take care over the Christmas-New Year holiday period.
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