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Mobiles industry supports ongoing deregulation agenda

The mobile telecommunications industry welcomes the Government’s focus on deregulation and the introduction of legislation to support the first repeal day on 26 March.

AMTA Science and Wireless 2013

A new mobile telecommunications industry web app for smartphones and tablets – MobileSiteSafety– provides streamlined public access to mobile network information, including the location of Australia’s nearly 14,000 base stations and reports on radio frequency electromagnetic energy (RF EME) levels and site compliance records.

Mobile industry working with Government on international roaming

The mobile telecommunications industry is committed to working with Government to ensure greater transparency about costs and options for effective use of mobile devices while travelling overseas, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) said today.

Mobiles industry backs NSW’s “Get Your Hand Off It” campaign

12 June 2013 The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes the New South Wales road safety campaign, “Get Your Hand Off It”, and recommends that motorists “Keep their hands off it” by buying, installing and using a cradle or Bluetooth when driving. AMTA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Althaus, said AMTA’s members – Telstra, Optus, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone – had backed the Minister for Roads, Duncan Gay, and the Centre for Road Safety’s campaign.

The mobile nation – driving productivity, jobs and social change

7 February 2013: A new Deloitte Access Economics report highlights the vital role played by mobile telecommunications in lifting Australia’s productivity performance, and estimates a boost of nearly $12 billion to the economy from current developments by 2025. Mobile Nation: The economic and social impacts of mobile technology was commissioned by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), the peak body for the mobile telecommunications industry in Australia.

AMTA welcomes Federal Government’s ESO spectrum allocation

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of the allocation of additional spectrum in the 800 MHz and 4.9 GHz bands for Emergency Services Organisations (ESOs).


The mobile telecommunications industry is committed to improving customer service, consumer information and management tools to assist customers maximise their user experience and better understand and monitor their usage.

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.

AMTA Roaming

Mobile phone industry to work with Federal Government to improve consumer awareness of mobile roaming charges.

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.
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