Issue No 4 - 23 February 2015



  • Rewind/Fast Forward 25 March 2015 - Register here
  • The ACOMMS Awards 2015: 16 July 2015 -  Register here
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The ACOMM Awards 2015 – Nominations Open

Media Release

Nominations have opened for the Australian communications industry’s premier awards, the ACOMMS, with 12 categories celebrating performance excellence in customer service, marketing, innovation, product solutions and for the first time security solutions.

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 2015 ACOMMS include Telstra, Optus, iiNet, Vodafone, and Bird & Bird.

The award categories include awards for

  • Innovation (Large)
  • Innovation (SME)
  • Vendor Innovation (Large)
  • Vendor Innovation (Emerging)
  • Services to Industry - Professional Services
  • Community Contribution
  • Commitment to Customer Service
  • Satellite Provider of the Year Award
  • Best Marketing Initiative
  • Best Mobile Solution
  • Best Security Solution
  • Communications Ambassador Award
The Communications Ambassador Award continues to recognise an outstanding individual who has promoted the industry’s interests during the preceding year.

Nominations for the awards close on 17 April 2015.  Full details of the awards and criteria are available at http://www.acomms.com.au/nominations.php


Network Related Documents for Review

Communications Alliance is seeking comments for a scheduled review of the following documents:

  • CA G520:2005 Local Number Portability – Network Plan
  • G545:2000 HFC Network RF Signal Egress Monitoring Guideline
  • G605:2002 Inter-Network ATM Services Guideline
These reviews aim to identify whether a need exists to amend, reconfirm or withdraw each of these documents.

G520 defines the call handling and technical interconnection arrangements for local number portability, based on a model of interconnected networks.
G545 defines parameters and methodologies for frequency co-ordination between different broadband reticulation systems running in close physical proximity.
G605 is a voluntary guideline for the connection of networks based on Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM).

The aims of the reviews are to identify:
  • any existing issues with the documents;
  • whether any process improvement is required, from operational experience in dealing with the documents;
  • any gaps in the documents;
  • clarifications that improve requirements; 
  • whether the document is meeting the needs of industry and the community satisfactorily; and 
  • expected impact of technology changes.
Further information can be found on the Documents under review webpage. All submissions are due by 5 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, 18 MARCH 2015. Submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.

You can use the Submit Comments form to submit your comments via email or go to the Contact Us webpage to obtain other contact methods.

Rewind/Fast Forward - Celebrate the Internet's 20th anniversary


Join Communications Alliance at Rewind/Fast Forward, a one-day event celebrating 20 years in of the commercial internet in Australia on Wednesday 25 March 2015 in Sydney.

Take a stroll down memory lane as we Rewind through the last twenty years, and Fast Forward to make predictions for the next ten, is a series of short, sharp presentations with plenty of question time.

Hear from:
Mark Armstrong - Director, Network Insight Institute
Luke Carruthers - General Partner, 25fifteen
Simon Hackett - founder of Internode
Michael Malone - founder of iiNet
Mark Scott - Managing Director, ABC
David Spence - Chairman, Vocus Communications
plus experts on field robotics, big data, the sharing economy, digital content, disruption and more!

Rewind/Fast Forward
When: Wednesday 25 March, 2015, 9am-5.30pm (followed by drinks and networking)
Where: Doltone House on Hyde Park, 3/181 Elizabeth St, Sydney
Cost: $330
Special rate for Communications Alliance members: $220 (enter the code RFF2015-CA)

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