Sydney, 3 March 2014 – Nominations have opened for the Australian communications industry’s premier awards, the ACOMMS, with 12 categories celebrating performance excellence in customer service, marketing, innovation and product solutions across the breadth of the telecommunications sector.

The ACOMM Awards are jointly presented by Communications Alliance and Communications Day and recognise industry-leading achievements among communications sector players including individuals, service providers, content providers, carriers, technology partners, consultants and third party suppliers.  Sponsors of the 2014 ACOMMS include Telstra, Optus, iiNet, Vodafone, VASP, DGIT and KPMG.

This fabulous night will recognise those who excel in our industry. The award categories have been updated this year to ensure that more industry segments will be rewarded. Not only will the spotlight be on those leading the way in customer service, community initiatives, satellite services, partnerships and innovation – the new categories include awards for innovative vendors, marketing initiatives and mobile solutions.

The ACOMMS will this year be awarded to companies that have excelled in

  • Innovation (Large)
  • Innovation (SME)
  • Vendor Innovation (Large)
  • Vendor Innovation (Emerging)
  • Services to Industry - Professional Services
  • Commitment to Customer Service (Corporate / Business)
  • Commitment to Customer Service (Consumer)
  • Satellite Provider of the Year Award
  • Community Contribution
  • Best Marketing Initiative
  • Best Mobile Solution

The Communications Ambassador Award continues to recognise an outstanding individual who has promoted the industry’s interests during the preceding year.

Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton said: “The ACOMMS have a justified reputation as the ultimate in industry recognition for excellence.

“I encourage companies small and large to submit their work in relevant categories. Once again we expect the awards to produce strong competition and look forward to honouring the organisations that have showcased the highest standards and industry best practice over the past year.”

"Australia's telecommunications industry continues to set high standards, notably the world's best penetration for mobile broadband. The ACOMMS recognises excellence in an industry that should justifiably be proud of its achievements." said CommsDay publisher Grahame Lynch.

Nominations for the awards close on 28 April 2014.  Full details of the awards and criteria are available here

The ACOMMS will be announced and presented at the 8th Annual ACOMMS Dinner to be held on 30th July 2014 at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, Sydney and Minister for Communications, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, has been invited to deliver the keynote address at the dinner and the hilarious and much adored Julia Zemiro will be returning as the MC for the night.

Registrations for the dinner can be made here


Communications Alliance is the primary telecommunications industry body in Australia. Its membership is drawn from a wide cross-section of the communications industry, including carriers, carriage and internet service providers, content providers, search engines, equipment vendors, IT companies, consultants and business groups.

Its vision is to provide a unified voice for the telecommunications industry and to lead it into the next generation of converging networks, technologies and services. The prime mission of Communications Alliance is to promote the growth of the Australian communications industry and the protection of consumer interests by fostering the highest standards of business ethics and behaviour through industry self-governance. For more details about Communications Alliance, see www.commsalliance.com.au.


Communications Day Australasia is Australia and New Zealand’s most respected source of daily telecom industry news and commentary published under the Decisive Publishing stable. For further information see www.commsday.com

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