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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.

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.
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