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Expensive mobile spectrum licences threaten industry investment, lower productivity and innovation, warns UK expert

A new report warns the Federal Government not to extract too high a price for renewal of mobile telecommunications spectrum licences because it would be counterproductive, resulting in reduced investment, lower productivity and higher consumer prices.

Mobile industry welcomes fall in complaints and renews commitment to work to overcome bill shock issues

A big fall in the number of complaints about mobile premium services to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman showed how the mobile telecommunications industry could work with key stakeholders in overcoming consumer complaints about new services, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) said today.

New mobile telecommunications industry guidelines and consumer tips set benchmark for Location Based Services

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) today released new consumer tips and industry guidelines to help promote the safety and privacy of people using location-based services (LBS) offered on mobile devices.

Mobile telecommunications industry welcomes today’s 2.5GHz band replan announcement

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes today’s announcement of the replan for part of the 2.5GHZ band as a key step in providing critical spectrum infrastructure to meet demand for next generation mobile telecommunications services.

Government’s Digital Dividend decision maximises national economic benefits

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes the Federal Government’s decision to maximise national economic benefits by allocating 126 MHz of broadcasting spectrum as the Digital Dividend.

New reports highlight mobile broadband’s economic importance and need for new spectrum

Two new reports highlight the rapidly growing importance of mobile broadband in boosting Australia’s productivity and warn that future economic benefits would be reduced if the mobile telecommunications industry is not allocated sufficient spectrum in appropriate bands.

Mobile industry welcomes ACMA report showing high customer satisfaction with capped plans

The mobile telecommunications industry welcomes today’s release of the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s paper on capped mobile plans, which finds a high level of customer satisfaction and awareness of what is included in capped plans.

INTERPHONE finds no increased risk of brain cancer from mobiles

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes the release of the INTERPHONE study, which finds no increased risk of brain cancer from mobile phone use.

Mobile industry’s measures cut non-genuine Triple Zero (000) emergency calls by 3 million

Australian mobile telecommunications industry measures to tackle the high level of non-genuine Triple Zero (000) emergency calls have reduced potentially life-threatening non-genuine calls by 25% or 3 million calls annually.

2.5 million more mobile phone services than people in Australia, says new report

There are nearly 2.5 million more mobile phones in service in Australia than people, according to the latest official telecommunications industry figures.
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