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2.5GHz replan a key step in meeting spectrum demand for next generation mobile networks

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes the release of the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) discussion paper on the future of the 2.5GHz spectrum band.

Mobile telecommunications industry welcomes release of Digital Dividend Green Paper

The mobile telecommunications industry welcomes the release of the Rudd Government’s Digital Dividend Green Paper, which identifies the national interest, productivity and connectivity as key drivers for new spectrum allocations.

Lowndes AMTA Driving Media Release

Whether racing or using his mobile, V8 star Craig Lowndes decides when the moment is right. Using a mobile phone while driving on the street or passing on a racetrack’s main straight have one thing in common – you have to pick the right moment carefully, says champion V8 Supercar driver Craig Lowndes.

New Tasmanian driving law banning mobile GPS is inconsistent and confusing

New Tasmanian road rules banning drivers from using mobile phones for navigation services are inconsistent in their treatment of GPS devices, says the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA).

Global project to improve access to mobiles for disabled and elderly

A new global information service to help people with disabilities or functional limitations find suitable mobile phones was launched in Australia today.

Mobile industry takes steps to help protect gorillas’ habitat in Congo

The mobile phone industry shares concerns about the plight of gorillas in the Eastern Congo and handset manufacturers take steps to help protect their habitat from destruction.

Fast-track mobile spectrum allocations to meet surging demand and boost economy

The Australian Government needs to fast-track spectrum allocation decisions to ensure the mobile telecommunications industry can meet surging demand. Despite the economic slowdown, mobile broadband new subscribers tripled in the first half of this financial year

Mobiles industry supports National Consumer Fraud Week to guard against scammers

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), as part of National Consumer Fraud Week, has tips for people signing-up for l9 SMS premium services to beware of being tricked by scams.

Don't drive to distraction this Christmas

Two of Australia’s leading racing car drivers have joined with the Federal Government, motoring clubs and the mobile phone industry to warn drivers about the dangers of text messaging while driving.

Mobiles drive digital economy

The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Communications Report 2007-08 highlights the growing impact and importance of mobile telecommunications as a driver of productivity across the entire economy and the key role played by the technology in balancing family, work and social needs.
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