COMPLAINTS TO THE TIO CONTINUE TO DECREASE

Sydney, 29 October 2019: Communications Alliance welcomes the TIO’s publication of its July- September 2019 quarterly report.

“It is pleasing that complaints to the TIO fell in the most recent quarter, compared to the previous two quarters,” said Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton.

“This aligns with the trend in the ACMA’s RKR report published yesterday and the data in the TIO’s annual report,” said Mr Stanton.

“It’s also positive to see that 84% of complaints to the TIO were resolved on the first referral to providers.

“There is always room for improvement. Industry will continue working with the TIO and regulators to improve the customer experience,” concluded Mr Stanton.

The TIO’s move to quarterly reports aligns with Communications Alliance’s quarterly Complaints in Context report.

The first expanded Complaints in Context report will be published in early November, providing consumers with contextualised complaint data, and the ability to compare between participating providers, for the most recent quarter July – September.

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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.

The most influential association in Australian communications, co-operatively initiating programs that promote sustainable industry development, innovation and growth, while generating positive outcomes for customers and society.  To create a co-operative stakeholder environment that allows the industry to take the lead on initiatives which grow the Australian communications industry, enhance the connectivity of all Australians and foster the highest standards of business behaviour.  For more details about Communications Alliance, see www.commsalliance.com.au.

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