Issue No 16: 8 July 2021



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  • ACOMMS 2021: 18 August 2021 - Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

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2021 ACOMMS Finalists Announced!

Communications Alliance is proud to announce the 2021 finalists in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence, the ACOMMS, which recognise exemplary achievement across 12 categories of endeavour.
Winners will be announced at a gala dinner event on Wednesday 18 August 2021 culminating in the announcement of the 2021 Communications Ambassador.

The MNF Group is the 2021 Title Sponsor of the ACOMMS, with Mirait Gold Sponsors, Facebook Silver Sponsors, Bird & Bird, nbn and Ericsson Bronze Sponsors.

Media Release

The 2021 ACOMM Awards finalists are:

Communications Ambassador

  • Announced on the night

Innovation (large)

  • Aussie Broadband - Carbon business platform

  • Optus - Donate Your Data™

  • Optus - Optus 5G network launch at Optus Stadium, Perth.

Innovation (SME)

  • NNNCo - NNNCo N-Station, the Plug-and-Play, Portable LoRaWAN Gateway

  • Rising Connection - Multicarrier and platform agnostic network connectivity services

  • Soprano Design - Whole-of-Government Communications Solution

  • Think Pickle - Pickle Portal

Australian Space Industry Award

  • Optus - OPTUS 11, new cutting-edge satellite technology

  • Vocus - Business Internet-Satellite

Commitment to Customer Service

  • Aussie Broadband - The Unconventional Telco

  • Optus - Community of Experts

  • Telstra - EME Education Campaign – Telstra’s Chief 5G Investigator

  • TPG Telecom - COVID rapid response measures

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Aussie Broadband - “Inclusion first” program

  • MNF Group - Women@MNF

  • NBN Co - nbn Equals

  • TPG Telecom - Dream Connection Program – Goanna Education

Services to Industry - Professional Services

  • au.Domain Administration - Implementing new rules to keep the .au domain trusted and secure.

  • Bird & Bird - Ground-breaking legal services

  • Clayton Utz - Legal Services

  • Telstra - Telstra Business Go Digital

Best Mobile Solution

  • Goodtel - Mobile plans that give back

  • Optus - Optus ultra-high speed 5G network

  • Optus - Optus Pause

  • Soprano Design - Soprano Connect


  • Goodtel - The nbn and mobile plans that are good for you and the planet.

  • TPG Telecom - felix mobile: one tree planted

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • CANOPUS Networks - Telescope

  • NBN Co - nbn’s Intelligent FAQs

  • Nokia - Nokia Scene Analytics

Community Contribution

  • Aussie Broadband - Community Impact Program

  • Goodtel - Supporting our charity partners and community

  • Optus - Donate Your Data™

  • Telstra - Supporting the nation through fires and pandemic

Vendor Innovation

  • Ribbon Communications - Ribbon Connect for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

  • Soprano Design - Whole-of-Government communications solution

  • Ericsson Australia - Ericsson's 5G Leadership & Innovation in Australia

CA Submission

Communications Alliance provided a submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications’ consultation on a proposed Regional Data Hub.

New Member

Communications Alliance is pleased to welcome the following new member:




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