Sydney, 13 July 2022 – Communications Alliance is proud to announce the 2022 finalists in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence, the ACOMMS, which recognise exemplary achievement across 13 categories of endeavour.

The 2022 ACOMM winners will be honoured at a gala dinner on the evening of 25 August at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney, attended by the Federal Minister for Communications, The Hon. Michelle Rowland MP and the Shadow Minister for Communications, Sarah Henderson MP. Minister Rowland will deliver a keynote address at the event.

The short-listed nominees in all award categories are a showcase of talent from across the sector, illustrative of the industry’s innovation to harness the benefits of next-generation networks, connectivity solutions, transformed customer service approaches and available-anywhere, advanced services and applications.

Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton said: “the 2022 ACOMMs finalists powerfully reflect the prominent areas of innovation and technological advancement driving the sector, including a significant trend toward network and service solutions that can be customer-managed.

“For enterprise and SME customers, superb solutions are becoming more common, that enable them to drive key parameters around the provisioning, configuration and delivery of the services on which their corporations rely.

“This year we received 72 nominations for the ACOMMs – a record. Many of the judges have also praised the quality of the exploits by industry members, on which they are adjudicating.

The accelerating drive for greater diversity and inclusion within the workforces and working environments of players in the sector id also evident

It’s also interesting to see the increasingly integrated use of terrestrial and orbital infrastructure within solutions.

Also of course, we see evidence in many nominations of the agile and inventive responses by the communications sector to customers facing adversity through the tragic consequences of natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There are great stories behind the commitment to excellence on display from all finalists. I congratulate and wish them well in the 2022 ACOMM Awards,” Mr Stanton said.

The ACOMM Awards are proudly presented by Communications Alliance.  

Symbio is the 2022 Title Sponsor of the ACOMMS, with Meta Silver Sponsor, Bird & Bird, Ericsson, and Mirait Bronze Sponsors.

The 2022 ACOMM Awards finalists are:

Communications Ambassador

  • Announced on the night

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Announced on the night

Australian Space Industry Awards

  • Microsoft/SES/Nokia - ERP Anywhere – Space + 5G + Cloud
  • Orion Satellite System - Horizon
  • Vocus - Vocus’ support for the LEO satellite industry

Best Digital Platform

  • nbn - NBN Platform Interface Service (NPIS)
  • NNNCo - NNNCo N2N-DL platform
  • Nokia - Nokia 5G Digital Automation Cloud
  • TPG Telecom - Frontier – TPG’s Enterprise & Wholesale Digital Experience Portal

Best Mobile Solution

  • felix mobile - felix mobile’s SIM-only phone plan
  • Optus - Call Translate
  • Telstra/Cradlepoint/Ericsson - Telstra Enhanced Enterprise Wireless
  • TPG Telecom and Nokia -TPG-Telecom: The #1 Global 5G Standalone Network

Commitment to Customer Service

  • Aussie Broadband - The Unconventional Telco
  • felix mobile - felix mobile’s innovative approach to digital customer care
  • Optus - Community of Experts
  • Optus Enterprise - Service Brilliance Program

Contribution to Society

  • Aussie Broadband - Community Impact Program
  • Goodtel - Use your telco as a force for good
  • felix mobile - felix mobile’s contribution to sustainability
  • NSW Telco Authority - Contributing to safer communities: Public Safety Network expansion

Cyber Security & Online Safety Innovation

  • Fastmail - Masked Email Partnership
  • Optus - Optus Digital Thumbprint Program
  • Telstra - Cleaner Pipes Scam Call Blocking: NUMBAT capability

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Cisco - Cisco Networking Academy’s Women Rock-IT program
  • Cisco - MentorMe
  • TPG Telecom - Trans and Gender Diverse inclusion
  • Ventia - Australian Spatial Analytics & Ventia Employment Partnership

Innovation (Large)

  • Aussie Broadband - Fault Detector Project
  • nbn - Fibre Connect
  • Optus - Call Translate
  • Vocus - Terabit Territory

Innovation (SME)

  • felix mobile -felix mobile’s digital eSIM telco offering
  • FiberSense - FiberSense DigitalAsset™
  • Rising Connection - Solution Architect - Engineered scalable mobile coverage solutions
  • Uniti Internet - Connected Home

Services to Industry - Professional Services

  • Announced on the night

Vendor Innovation

  • Ericsson - Ericsson's 5G radio and cloud innovations in Australia
  • Nokia - Nokia’s Innovation and Thought Leadership for the 5G Era
  • Tata Consultancy Services - TCS Business 4.0TM

Communications Alliance is the primary communications 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, platform providers, equipment vendors, IT companies, consultants and business groups.

Its vision is to be 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. 

The prime mission of Communications Alliance is 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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