Issue No 27: 15 September 2020
2020 ACOMM Award Winners Announced
The 14th Annual Communications Alliance ACOMM Awards took place in a Virtual Showcase event on 10 September, featuring keynote addresses from the Federal Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP and the Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland MP.
The individual category awards were taken out by a star-studded line-up of Australian service providers - featuring a mix of long-established players and new faces.
The Managing Director of Aussie Broadband – Mr Phillip Britt – has taken out the Australian communication industry’s most prestigious accolade; being awarded the title of Communications Ambassador 2020 at this year’s ACOMM Awards.
Mr Britt, a youthful industry veteran who founded his first internet service provider (ISP) at the age of 18, took out the top award, for his sustained and meritorious commitment to competition and contribution to the development of the Australian telecommunications market - including his achievement in transforming Aussie Broadband from a small regional-focused business into a dynamic and high quality national ISP.“Phillip is the personification of the qualities that the judging panel looks for in a Communications Ambassador,” said Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton.
“Phillip has demonstrated unwavering commitment, above all else, to the interests of his customers and the welfare of his rapidly growing team of employees,
“He is technically savvy, a fierce competitor and sits at the forefront of industry innovation in this country.”
“The ACOMM Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for the Australian communications industry and I congratulate all the winners and finalists in the 2020 ACOMMS,
“The judging panel was particularly impressed by the compelling nominations in two award categories that are new in 2020 – recognising excellence in Sustainability and in Diversity & Inclusion.
“Excellence in innovation is a pervasive trait in the achievements of the 2020 ACOMM winners.”
The winners of the 2020 ACOMM Awards are:
New 5G Customer Equipment Requirements to be Developed
Communications Alliance has initiated a new project to develop a new Part 5 of the AS/CA S042 Requirements for Connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network Australian Standard, which will be specifying requirements for IMT-2020 (5G) mobile handsets and other 5G customer equipment. The work is to be carried out under the WC94 IMT-2020 Customer Equipment Working Committee. Further information on the project and how to submit an expression of interest to participate on the committee can be found at WC94 IMT-2020 Working Committee.