SOME POSITIVES IN LATEST ACCAN RESEARCH

Sydney, 23 July 2018 – Communications Alliance noted ACCAN’s release today of a customer survey from February and March of this year.

“We are disappointed that ACCAN has chosen to selectively present the results of this research,” said Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton

“For example, the survey shows that only 18% of customers are negative about their experience with their provider – meaning that the vast majority are either positive or neutral,

“ACCAN’s media release also neglects to mention that 58% of customers were able to have their issues resolved as a result of their first contact with their service provider – and that most consumers said the service they received from their telco provider was in line with their expectations.”

“We have sought further information from ACCAN as to how the survey respondents were sourced and in regard to some of the calculation methods used in the research.”

“Customer service is extremely important in the telco sphere, as in all industries. Recent strengthening of the Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code – now in circulation for public comment – will further improve the situation for telecommunications consumers.

“We have seen more recent improvements in complaint volumes to the industry ombudsman and in customer satisfaction research that will be published soon,” Mr Stanton said.

ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS ALLIANCE
Communications Alliance is the primary telecommunications industry body  in Australia. Its membership is drawn from a wide cross-section of the  communications industry, including carriers, carriage and internet  service providers, content providers, search engines, equipment vendors, IT companies, consultants and business groups.

Its vision is to  provide a unified voice for the telecommunications industry and to lead  it into the next generation of converging networks, technologies and  services. The prime mission of Communications Alliance is to promote the growth of the Australian communications industry and the protection of  consumer interests by fostering the highest standards of business ethics and behaviour through industry self-governance. For more details about  Communications Alliance, see www.commsalliance.com.au.

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