Issue No 16: 9 July 2019



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  • ACOMMS Awards Dinner 2019: 15 August 2019 - Register here
  • TCP Code: Deep Dive Webinar, 16 July 2019 - Register here


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2019 ACOMMS Finalists Announced!

The 2019 ACOMM Awards finalists are:

Communications Ambassador

  • Announced on the night

Innovation (large)

  • AussieBroadband - MyAussie
  • Telstra - Telstra Track and Monitor
  • Nokia - Optus 5G Home Broadband
  • Vocus - Australia Singapore Cable

Innovation (SME)

  • Southern Phone Company - Next Home Phone
  • Pivotel Satellite and Farmbot - Farmbot water monitoring solutions incorporating Pivotel’s satellite technology
  • Powertec Telecommunications - myinsight.io Platform and Connectivity Module
  • Telcoinabox - ConnectYou

Satellite Provider of the Year

  • Pivotel Satellite and Farmbot - Farmbot water monitoring solutions incorporating Pivotel’s satellite technology
  • Speedcast - Speedcast Atlas
  • NBN Co & Viasat - Satellite powered broadband mobility

Commitment to Customer Service

  • Aussie Broadband  - “Making it easy”
  • OVO - The telco that gives an F*: Service reimagined.(*Fair, Fun, Flexible, Fast, Fantastic and FansFirst)
  • Vodafone Hutchison Australia - Commitment to Customer Service
  • Telstra - Telstra’s Future Retail Environment

Services to Industry - Professional Services

  • EC Connect - EC Connect Telco Services
  • King & Wood Mallesons - Legal
  • Bird & Bird - Legal Services

Best Marketing Initiative

  • Aussie Broadband - #cantbeatfeedback
  • NetComm - 5G Fixed Wireless Self-Install
  • Cisco - CiscoLive! Melbourne 2019
  • Huawei Technologies - Huawei P30 Pro launch

Best Mobile Solution

  • Yomojo - FamilyEye by Yomojo
  • Vodafone Hutchison Australia - Vodafones market first handset plans with endless data and no lock-in contracts
  • MNF Enterprise Services - Enterprise Mobile Management

IoT Startup

  • Announced on the night

Community Contribution

  • Bendigo Telco - Bendigo Bank House – Bendigo Telco Shared Office Space
  • Fulton Hogan Utilities - Various Charities The Power of Giving Back
  • Telstra Foundation - Tech4Good Challenge
  • NBN Co - Townsville Floods – ‘Keeping the Community Connected’

Vendor Innovation                      

  • Cisco & Megaport - Megaport MCR 2.0
  • Speedcast - SIGMA Gateway
  • Nokia - Nokia Community Hosted Network: Kuha
  • Ericsson Australia - IoT Innovation and Leadership

Communications Alliance is proud to announce the finalists for 2019 in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence, the ACOMMS, which recognise exemplary achievement across 11 categories of endeavour.

The ACOMM Awards are proudly presented by Communications Alliance. The MNF Group is the 2019 Title Sponsor of the ACOMMS, with Bird & Bird, KPMG and Mirait Technologies Australia, Bronze Sponsors.

Australia’s leading national newspaper, The Australian has once again joined as the official Media Partner of the ACOMMS.

Registrations for this year’s event can be made at: http://acomms.com.au/2019/register/

TCP Code: Deep Dive Webinar

Communications Alliance will be hosting a webinar to provide detailed information and answer RSP questions on the revised TCP Code, which comes into effect on 1 August.

The ACMA will also present on their compliance and enforcement priorities, and Communications Compliance will join to discuss Code obligations and attestation.

Date: Tuesday 16 July

Time: 1:00 – 4:30 pm

Registration and details: To register your interest, email info@commsalliance.com.au. Access details and an agenda will be sent at a later date.



The awards will be presented at the 13th Annual ACOMMS Dinner to be held on 15th August 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney.  The Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, The Hon Paul Fletcher, will deliver the keynote address at the dinner.  This year comedian star, Claire Hooper, will be the MC for the evening.

BOOK YOUR SEATS HERE -  http://acomms.com.au/2019/register/

New Members

Communications Alliance is pleased to welcome the following new member:




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