Issue No 17: 17 July 2018
ACOMMS 2018 - Shortlist Announced! Book your Seats!
2018 ACOMMS Finalists Announced
Communications Alliance is proud to announce the finalists for 2018 in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence, the ACOMMS, which recognise exemplary achievement across 11 categories of endeavour.
The ACOMMS will be presented at a gala industry event in Sydney on 29th August 2018.
The short-listed nominees are illustrative of the industry’s transformation from the provision of traditional fixed and mobile communications to next-generation available-anywhere, advanced services and applications.
Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton, said: “the 2018 ACOMMs finalists forcefully reflect the prominent areas of innovation and technological advancement driving the sector, including:
New customer service initiatives in 2018 include innovative approaches to protecting schoolchildren from cyber-bullying, ground-breaking work to ensure broadband service quality and new ways for customers to connect to their supplier.
Community Contribution is always a hotly-contested ACOMMs field and in 2018 features programs dedicated to bringing technology-centred courses to high-school girls, a ‘rescue’ mission to restore internet connectivity to Christmas Island, STEM scholarships and community volunteering, as well as a program that has greatly boosted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment in the NBN rollout.
“There are great stories behind the commitment to excellence on display from all finalists. I congratulate and wish them well for the ACOMM Awards night,” Mr Stanton said.
The 2018 ACOMM Awards finalists are:
In an exciting development for 2018, Australia’s leading national newspaper, The Australian has joined Communications Alliance as the official Media Partner of the ACOMMS.
The ACOMMS recognise excellence among communications industry participants including individuals, service providers, content providers, carriers, technology partners, consultants and third-party suppliers.
The awards will be presented at the 12th Annual ACOMMS Dinner to be held on 29th August 2018 at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney. The Minister for Communications, The Hon Mitch Fifield, will deliver the keynote address at the dinner. This year Today Show TV star, Sylvia Jeffreys, will be the MC for the evening.
Registrations for this year’s event can be made at: http://www.acomms.com.au/register.php
Comments Sought on Draft Industry Code: Telecommunications Consumer Protection Code
The Explanatory Statement can be found here.
Information on the Working Committee which revised the Code, including the Terms of Reference, can be found here.
The Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code applies to all Carriage Service Providers (CSPs) in Australia. It is a code of conduct for the Telecommunications Industry, providing consumer safeguards in the areas of sales, service and contracts, billing, credit and debt management, and for changing suppliers for mobile, landline, and internet customers. It also sets out a framework of code compliance and monitoring. The Code is registered and enforced by the ACMA.
Suppliers remain obliged to comply with the current registered version of the Code, and that is the version of the Code they will be attesting to for the Communications Compliance attestation due 1 September 2018.
THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT CLOSES AT 5:00 P.M. (AEST) ON FRIDAY 10 AUGUST 2018.
Comments Sought on Draft Industry Code: Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment
A revised draft version of the Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment Code has been released by Communications Alliance for public comment.
The obligations on Carriers set out in the Code are also meant to supplement existing regulatory and legislative requirements which Carriers abide by.
THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT CLOSES AT 5:00 P.M. (AEST) ON FRIDAY 20 JULY 2018.
Comments Sought on Industry Guideline: Communication Support for Emergency Response
Communications Alliance is seeking comments for a scheduled review of the:
G596:2013 Communication Support for Emergency Response Industry Guideline. The purpose of the Guideline is to provide a standard procedure for the cooperative handling by Carriers and Carriage Service Providers of incidents that require the coordination and communication support of Emergency response.
The Guideline can be downloaded from
The aim of the review is to identify:
Further information can be found on the Documents under review webpage.
Submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.
ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY 5:00 P.M. (AEST) ON FRIDAY 20 JULY 2018.
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10-11 September 2018
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For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.iotimpact.com.au