Media Releases 2020


COMMUNICATIONS ALLIANCE WELCOMES LATEST MEASURING BROADBAND REPORT
21/05/2020 - Communications Alliance has welcomed today’s Measuring Broadband Australia report from the ACCC, showing that quick work by the telecommunications industry enabled customers to return to pre-pandemic download speeds despite the extreme increase in network demand.
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NATURAL DISASTERS IMPACT TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
20/05/2020 - The telecommunications industry is working with Federal and State Governments, emergency services agencies and electricity providers to bolster communications and improve our responses in any future disasters.
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INDUSTRY WELCOMES 5G INQUIRY REPORT HIGHLIGHTING THE CRUCIAL ROLE 5G PLAYS TO ALL AUSTRALIANS
12/05/2020 - The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and Communications Alliance welcome the 5G Inquiry Report by the House Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts tabled in Parliament today.
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KEEPING AUSTRALIANS CONNECTED – LATEST ON TELCO INITIATIVES TO ENSURE ONGOING SERVICE DELIVERY DURING COVID-19
23/04/2020 - Communications Alliance and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) today released updated consumer guidance and details of new initiatives to help ensure Australians stay connected to the telco services they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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INDUSTRY CODE IMPROVES INFORMATION ON ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES FOR CUSTOMERS WITH SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS NEEDS
21/04/2020 - Customers who need accessibility features to help them make best use of telephones and other communications equipment will benefit from a newly registered industry Code.
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FINANCIAL HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO TELCO CUSTOMERS
02/04/2020 - Communications Alliance has today welcomed the ACMA’s publication of its report on financial hardship in the telecommunications industry. The Industry’s Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code requires all providers to have a Financial Hardship policy, and sets specific rules on its availability and contents.
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COMMUNICATIONS ALLIANCE WELCOMES ENCOURAGING ACMA COMPLAINTS DATA
01/04/2020 - Communications Alliance has welcomed encouraging new data showing a sharp drop in the volume of complaints being received by Australian telecommunications providers.
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TELCOS REASSURE AUSTRALIANS OF INDUSTRY’S ABILITY TO ENSURE ONGOING DELIVERY OF VITAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
30/03/2020 - The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and Communications Alliance have issued the first edition of “Keeping Australians Connected”, in an effort to provide Australians with guidance around telecommunications services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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NEW DRAFT TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY CODE TO COMBAT SCAM CALLS RELEASED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
24/03/2020 - A new draft industry Code, designed to fight scam callers, has been released for public comment by Communications Alliance.
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WELCOME REDUCTION IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPLAINTS
12/02/2020 - Communications Alliance welcomes the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) quarterly report, published today, showing the number of complaints having decreased for the fourth quarter in a row.
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2020 ACOMMS – AUSTRALIA’S COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY AWARDS – NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES
10/02/2020 - Nominations have opened for the Australian communications industry’s premier awards - the ACOMMS - with 12 categories celebrating performance excellence in innovation, customer service, artificial intelligence, sustainability, the space sector, diversity and inclusion and product solutions across the breadth of the telecommunications sector.
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