Sydney, 15 June 2023: Communications Alliance is proud to announce the 2023 finalists in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence, the ACOMMS, which recognise exemplary achievement across 13 categories of endeavour.

The 2023 ACOMM winners will be honoured at a gala dinner on the evening of 27 July at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, attended by the Federal Minister for Communications, The Hon. Michelle Rowland MP and the Shadow Minister for Communications, The Hon. David Coleman 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, terrestrial and orbital connectivity solutions, transformed customer service approaches artificial intelligence and available-anywhere, advanced services and applications.

Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton said: “the 2023 ACOMMs finalists powerfully reflect the changing face of the communications sector and the prominent areas of innovation and technological advancement driving that transformation.

“This year we received 42 nominations for the ACOMMs.  The judges have been very vocal about the quality of the initiatives from industry players, on which they are adjudicating.

The ACOMMs also are a showcase for community contribution by the sector and the drive to ensure greater diversity and inclusion within the workforce.

“There are great stories behind the commitment to excellence on display from all finalists. I congratulate and wish them well in the 2023 ACOMM Awards,” Mr Stanton said.

The ACOMM Awards are proudly presented by Communications Alliance. 

Symbio is the 2023 Title Sponsor of the ACOMMS, with .auDA Gold Sponsor, Ericsson, Meta Silver Sponsors, Bird & Bird, and Mirait Bronze Sponsors.

The 2023 ACOMM Awards finalists are:

Communications Ambassador

  • Announced on the night

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Announced on the night

Australian Space Industry Awards

  • Lockheed Martin Australia - Southern Positioning Augmentation Network
  • Vocus - Vocus Satellite – Starlink   

Best Digital Platform

  • Amplitel - Amplitel Digital Twins Platform
  • CIMET Sales - End-to-end solar white label comparison platform
  • Matchboard - Matchboard
  • NBN Co - Service Health Summary

Best Mobile Solution

  • Circles Life - Pay What You Want Mobile Plans
  • Silver Trak Digital - 5G Cinema Direct content delivery service   

Commitment to Customer Service

  • Aussie Broadband - The Aussie Way
  • felix mobile - Felix customer service team
  • NBN Co - Business nbn Service
  • TPG Telecom/Vodafone Australia - Vodafone TOBi and Speech IVR capabilities

Contribution to Society

  • Aussie Broadband - Helping Communities Connect
  • Optus - Optus Digital Thumbprint program
  • TPG Telecom - TPG Telecom Foundation funding for Children’s Hosp & Garvan Institute
  • Ventia - The Fitzroy North Community Battery Project

Cyber Security & Online Safety Innovation

  • IoT Security Trust Mark™ - Certification & Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme (CLS) Security Mark Pty Ltd (T/AS IoT Security Trust Mark™)
  • Fastmail - Fastmail Expands Masked Email – Supports User Privacy Tools

Diversity and Inclusion

  • NBN Co - Customer Field Technician Traineeship Program by nbn
  • Nokia - Strong’Her Oceania: Closing the gender gap in technology
  • Optus - Pride starts with yes
  • TPG Telecom - The Year of Connection

Innovation (Large)

  • Optus - Living Network (Network Pulse, Turbocharge & Pause)
  • Symbio - Symbio Enterprise Calling
  • Telstra - Telstra Edge
  • Vocus - Australia’s first 400 Gbps Wavelength Ethernet solution

Innovation (SME)

  • felix mobile - felix mobile App
  • Meshed - nCounter “People Counting” Solution
  • Speedcast - Speedcast Unified Global Platform (UGP)
  • Thinxtra - T-Tracker

Services to Industry - Professional Services

  • Announced on the night

Vendor Innovation

  • Ericsson - Ericsson's 5G Access and Network Slicing Innovations in Australia
  • Nokia - Nokia’s Lightspan MF-14 - next-generation fibre technology

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.

Media information contact:
Aprille Lim  alim@sefiani.com.au
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