Issue No 22: 10 August 2017



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Complaints in Context Increase During April to June 2017

Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, as a proportion of services in operation (SIO) for report participants, were 9.0 complaints per 10,000 for the period April to June 2017.

Complaints in Context is a quarterly report jointly published by Communications Alliance and the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman. The report for April to June 2017 can be found on the Communications Alliance website and the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman website

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New Members

Communications Alliance is pleased to welcome the following new members;

Red Dirt Communications



Red Networks is a federally licensed telecommunications carrier and was formed to fill the telecommunications needs of businesses and mining corporations in the metropolitan and regional areas of Australia.

Our vision is to deliver the Economic, Technical and Social Benefits of Modern Telecommunications Services to our customers. We do this by using the "best in breed" and current technologies to ensure that our systems can provide not only your current requirements but can be easily altered to cater for any new requirements you have may in the future.

Jersey Telecom



JT have over 120 years’ experience in telecommunications and are dedicated to delivering world-class services. JT  are a full-service global consumer and business enterprise provider, with services covering domestic fixed land line through to leading-edge data hosting for the e-gaming industry.

ITU Telecom World 2017

The ITU Telecom World 2017, will be held from 25-28 September 2017 in Busan, Republic of Korea. This is an annual event organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN specialised agency for ICTs. This year’s event will be hosted by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) of the Republic of Korea.

The focus of Telecom World 2017 is on digital transformation and the opportunities it presents. The event will discuss the best ways to expand and grow the digital economy, drive sustainable ICT growth in emerging and developed markets, foster SME and innovation ecosystems and help fuel the creative economy. The event is designed to introduce ICT SMEs to large industry players and governments and facilitate partnerships. The event has in the past been attended by ICT ministers, heads of international organisations and UN agencies, policy makers, regulators, industry, SMEs, academia, and media.

The format (similar to previous years) includes ministerial roundtables and keynotes, panel sessions, workshops, an awards ceremony, sponsored sessions and international exhibitions showcasing technology and innovation. The current programme can be found online.

The event is a networking, promotional and information sharing opportunity for Australian industry and SMEs. Please visit https://telecomworld.itu.int/take-part/ if you would like to register. This is not a Communications Alliance event.


Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) is Now Accepting Applications

Application deadline is 2 September 2017 by 2:00 PM EAST


PTC’s Young Scholar Program (YSP) is designed to recognize, encourage, and support up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communication technologies. Selected participants will be invited to present their research at PTC’s 40th anniversary conference.

Applications are now being accepted for PTC's 2018 YSP.  PTC's YSP offers promising young scholars the opportunity to:

  • Present their research in a high-visibility academic and industry forum
  • Engage in research discussions with esteemed academic faculty
  • Participate in PTC'18 activities
  • Gain exposure to current industry issues and trends
  • Meet PTC'18 attendees to share ideas, gain new insights, and identify practical research applications
  • Network with industry professionals, members of international organizations and NGOs, government officials, and academics from more than 75 countries
To learn more about the YSP program, please email youngscholars@ptc.org.or click here.

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