Issue No 10 : 24 April 2023



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ACOMM 2023 Awards - Nominate Now!


Now in its 17th year, the annual ACOMM Awards for excellence in telecommunications are a nationally recognised and unmissable occasion on the comms events calendar.

To make a nomination, visit: https://acomms.com.au/2023/nominate-now/

Nominations close Friday, 28 April 2023.

See all 13 nomination categories here.

Sender SMS ID Registry

Communications Alliance (CA) welcomes the Federal Government announcement of a Budget commitment to fund the development and operation of an Australian Sender SMS ID registry, as a means of combatting SMS-based scams and fraud.

There are complexities as to how such a registry should be introduced and operated, so it is crucial that the relevant regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), engages further with industry and other stakeholders, to ensure that the resulting framework is effective and practicable.

We are pleased that Government has recognised the need for the registry to be introduced in a phased way, that enables the development of new business processes and systems.

Many CA members would prefer that the registry ultimately operate under a mandatory, rather than voluntary, framework.

“Telcos are already pursuing and blocking scam-SMS under the enforceable industry code developed by Comms Alliance members,” commented Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton

“A Sender SMS ID registry – if executed well – can be a valuable addition to the armoury available to combat the increasingly sophisticated scourge of scam SMS.”

New Members

Communications Alliance is pleased to welcome the following new members:


Inspired Broadband



Inspired Broadband is a service driven business specialising in the NBN broadband market throughout Australia. Their team of Specialists have a proven track record in telecommunications. Their end to end technical support and some back end provisioning services are performed by a dedicated in-house support team.





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Current Consultations

Below is a list of currently open telecommunications-related consultations being conducted by Government and other organisations that provide an opportunity for you to have your say.

Organisation/Closing Date

ACMA - 4/05/2023

AGD - 28/04/2023 -
Ext 12/5/2023

DoHA - 28/03/2023

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