2015 ACOMMS Finalists Announced

Sydney, 10 June 2015 - A host of new telco players have become short-listed finalists in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence, the ACOMMS – highlighting the changing face of the communications sector.

Communications Alliance and Communications Day today announced the finalists for the ACOMMS 2015, which recognise exemplary achievement across 12 categories of endeavour.

The ACOMMS will be presented at a gala industry event in Sydney on 16 July 2015.

The short-listed nominees are indicative of the industry’s transformation from the provision of traditional fixed communications to available-anywhere, advanced services and applications.

Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton said: “the activities underlying the nominations bear testimony to the strength of innovation that is driving the Australian communications industry”.

He also welcomed the inclusion of a new award category Best Security Solution – which will recognise company’s offering innovative security service solutions or products to customers.

“There are great stories behind the commitment to excellence on display from all finalists. I congratulate and wish them well for the ACOMMS Awards night.”

Decisive Publishing CEO Grahame Lynch said ”As a judge of several categories I was impressed how this year's nominations often didn't just represent siloised innovations but company-wide cultural change initiatives. Australia's telecom industry continues to astound for its world-best practices.”

The 2015 ACOMM Awards finalists are:

Innovation (Large)
  • Foxtel - Alert Shirt
  • Nextgen - North West Cable System (NWCS)
  • Optus Mobile - Cash by Optus
  • Vodafone Hutchison Australia - Data Workout

Innovation (SME)
  • Megaport - Software-based network and communications
  • NetComm Wireless - NTC-8000
  • NEXTDC - P1 Perth Data Centre
  • OptiComm Co - Central Park Development

Vendor Innovation (Large)
  • Alcatel-Lucent - Rio Tinto 4G LTE network
  • Ericsson - Wholesale Mobile Evolution
  • Hills Connection Solutions - Fixed Wireless Program
  • Telstra - Connected Stadium

Vendor Innovation (Emerging)
  • NetComm Wireless - NTC-140W
  • Sika Technology - Telecommunication Pits
  • Skybridge – Skypad

Commitment to Customer Service
  • amaysim - Intuitive DIY account management and support
  • iiNet – Customer Service Strategy
  • Telstra – Personalisation
  • tech2GROUP - Automated Loop Back Customer Experience

Services to Industry - Professional Services
  • Alcatel-Lucent - Engineering Courses
  • Bird & Bird - Thought Leadership on disruptive technologies
  • Maddocks - Technology Procurement Handbook
  • Thomson Geer - Intellectual Property, Technology & Regulatory Practice Group

Best Marketing Initiative
  • Telstra Corporation Ltd - Vantage
  • Virgin Mobile Australia - Making Mobile Better

Best Mobile Solution
  • iiNet – Toolbox
  • Singtel Optus - Cash by Optus
  • Singtel Optus - My Plan Plus
  • Telstra - 4GX

Best Security Solution
  • BAE Systems Applied Intelligence - CyberReveal
  • BAE Systems Applied Intelligence - Vulnerability Management Service
  • Cloud Plus - Managed Firewall with the Security Plus Bundle

Community Contribution
  • Jeenee Mobile - Social Enterprise Telco
  • Singtel Optus - student2student Program
  • Telstra - Safe Connections
  • Virgin Mobile Australia - #Mealforameal

Satellite Provider of the Year
  • IPSTAR Australia - Interim Satellite Service
  • Optus Satellite - Optus-10 program
  • Pivotel Satellite Pty Limited - Tracertrak
  • Skybridge - Telstra Switchover

Communications Ambassador
  • Announced on the night


Communications Alliance is the primary telecommunications 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, search engines, equipment vendors, IT companies, consultants and business groups.

Its vision is to provide a unified voice for the telecommunications industry and to lead it into the next generation of converging networks, technologies and services. The prime mission of Communications Alliance is to promote the growth of the Australian communications industry and the protection of consumer interests by fostering the highest standards of business ethics and behaviour through industry self-governance. For more details about Communications Alliance, see www.commsalliance.com.au.


Communications Day Australasia is Australia and New Zealand’s most respected source of daily telecom industry news and commentary published under the Decisive Publishing stable. For further information see www.commsday.com

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Lucy Chamberlain lchamberlain@kreab.com 0402 106 613