No 11: 6 June 2024



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  • ACOMM 2024 Awards  - 18 July 2024 - Secure your Seat! HERE

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Communications Alliance is proud to announce the 2024 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 Thursday 18 July culminating in the announcement of the 2024 Communications Ambassador.

Symbio is the 2024 Title Sponsor of the ACOMMS, with auDA the Gold Sponsor, Ericsson, Meta, Mirait Silver Sponsors, and Bird & Bird Bronze Sponsors.

The 2024 ACOMM Awards finalists are:

Communications Ambassador
Announced on the night

Australian Space Industry Awards
Announced on the night

Best Digital Platform

  • NBN Co - nbn's Digital Power Outage API: A Brighter Future for Connectivity  


  • NSW Telco Authority - NSW Digital Connectivity Index  

  • Switch Connect - Microsoft Teams Calling with 99.999 High Available redundant backup

Best Mobile Solution
Announced on the night

Commitment to Customer Service

  • Aussie Broadband - The Actual Aussie Way      

  • felix mobile - felix mobile’s master bot with customer pathing      

  • NBN Co - Lighting the Way: nbn's Digital Solution for Power Outage  

  • TPG Telecom - TPG Telecom Enterprise Service    

Contribution to Society

  • Ericsson - Ericsson's 5G network sustainability programs in Australia 

  • Ericsson & Telstra - Bridging the digital divide – Telstra, in partnership with Ericsson 

  • Origin Energy - Lights for Learning 

  • Telstra Foundation - Mello: new tech putting mental health support in the hands of young people

Cyber Security & Online Safety Innovation
Announced on the night

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Maddocks - Hear My Name  

  • Nokia - Oceania Female Development Program   

  • Ventia - Ventia’s social enterprise partnership with Civik   

  • Origin Energy - Gender Affirmation @ Origin

Innovation (Large)

  • Ericsson - Ericsson's Cloud RAN, 5G Network Slicing and 5G Uplink innovations with Telstra   

  • Nokia - Optical Sensing of fibre networks   

  • Vocus - Vocus Darwin-Jakarta-Singapore-Cable 

Innovation (SME)

  • felix mobile - felix mobile’s master bot with customer pathing      

  • Isoton - IMZI Management Portal      

  • More - More and CommBank Yello integration  

  • Speedcast - Speedcast SIGMA™

Services to Industry - Professional Services
Announced on the night

Vendor Innovation

  • Cradlepoint - Cradlepoint 5G Edge Compute   

  • Ericsson - Ericsson's Cloud RAN, 5G Network Slicing and 5G Uplink innovations with Telstra   

  • Nokia - Optical Sensing of fibre networks

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Comments sought on DR 564:2024 Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment Industry Code

Communications Alliance is seeking public comments on the revised draft Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment (MPBSD) Code. Changes have been made to make it easier for local councils and the public to provide feedback or comments on planned deployments during the notification process.
The MPBSD Code is designed to   

  • allow the community and councils to have greater participation in decisions made by Carriers when deploying mobile phone base stations; and
  • provide greater transparency to local community and councils when a Carrier is planning, selecting sites, installing and operating Mobile Phone Radiocommunications Infrastructure.

Some of the changes in this 2024 revision include:  

  • updates to how information is collected and used by Carriers to ensure alignment with the Privacy Act and the Australian Privacy Principles;
  • consolidated timeframes for consultation with Council’s and Interested and Affected Parties;
  • refreshed consultation notification templates along with amendments to how stakeholders are notified;
  • removal of Appendix A and references to the Precautionary Approach.  (This change aligns with the recently updated Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) Standard for Limiting Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields – 100 kHz to 300 GHz and the principles recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
Comments can be provided using the Submit Comments form or alternative options are available via  the Contact Us webpage.

All submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.



Current Consultations

Below is a list of currently open telecommunications-related consultations being conducted by Government and other organisations that provide an opportunity for you to have your say.

Communications Alliance members interested in contributing to an industry submission (if one is being developed in response to a specific consultation) should contact us.

Organisation/Closing Date



DITRDCA - 28/06/2024



ACMA/15/05/2024 ext. 5/06/2024

ACMA - 1/07/2024

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