2016 Media Releases

Industry welcomes the amendments to the telco security legislation but notes further work is required

19/01/2016 - Communications Alliance, in coalition with the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA,) today released their submission to the Federal Government further outlining their concerns with the draft Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 - also referred to as the Telecommunications Sector Security Reform (TSSR) initiative.
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13 Per Cent Drop in Telco Complaints in Context

08/02/2016 - Complaints as a proportion of telcos’ services in operation (SIO) were almost 13 per cent lower in the December quarter 2015 and 27 per cent lower compared to the same time the previous year, according to the telecommunications Complaints in Context report, released today.
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Web Site Blocking Application

18/02/2016 - A number of internet service provider (ISP) members of Communications Alliance have been in discussion recently with content rights holders about the Federal Court injunctions that are being sought by rights holders – under s115A of the Copyright Act - to compel the ISPs to block an overseas website that is alleged to be facilitating the infringement of copyright in Australia.
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22/02/2016 - Nominations have opened for the Australian communications industry’s premier awards, the ACOMMS, with 12 categories celebrating performance excellence in customer service, marketing, innovation and product solutions across the breadth of the telecommunications sector.
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Changes to Consumer Protection Code Welcomed

07/03/2016 - Communications Compliance has welcomed the changes to the code compliance framework contained in Chapter 9 of the Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code - a revised version of which was registered by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) on 4 March 2016.
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Government Must Act on Data Retention Funding

12/04/2016 - One year after the passage of the Federal Government’s mandatory data retention legislation, Australia’s telecommunications providers are still waiting to learn how much of their multi-million dollar compliance costs will remain unfunded – and whether their business will be threatened as a result.
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Communications Alliance welcomes Australian Cyber Security Strategy

21/04/2016 - Communications Alliance has welcomed the thrust of the Australian Cyber Security Strategy, launched by the Prime Minister today.
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Quarterly Figures Up While Year on Year Improvement Continues

22/04/2016 - Telco complaints as a proportion of services in operation (SIO) increased 29 per cent in January-March 2016, but dropped 13.8 per cent from the same time last year. The results were released today in the Complaints in Context report by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and Communications Alliance.
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Telecommunications Complaints Continue to Fall

02/05/2016 - Communications Alliance has welcomed continuing yearon-year reductions in consumer and small business complaints about telecommunications services, as outlined in figures released by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) today.
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Streamlining of International Mobile Roaming Standard – Good News for Consumers and Industry

05/05/2016 - Industry has welcomed amendments to the International Mobile Roaming Standards (IMRS) announced today, which will give additional flexibility to Australian customers roaming abroad and will delay the imposition of new regulatory burdens on mobile service providers.
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IoT Alliance Australia Expands as BCA Comes Aboard

19/05/2016 - The Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) has welcomed the Business Council of Australia (BCA) as its newest member.
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IoT Alliance Australia Expands as OAIC Comes Aboard

25/05/2016 - The Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) has welcomed the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) as an observer.
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2016 ACOMMS Finalists Announced

10/06/2016 - Communications Alliance and Communications Day are proud to announce the finalists in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence, the ACOMMS, which recognise exemplary achievement across 11 categories of endeavour.
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IoT Alliance Australia Aim to Harness the Power of the Internet of Things

19/07/2016 - The Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) - a strong coalition of industry and Government stakeholders designed to seize for Australia the opportunities presented by IoT – has been launched as an independent not-for-profit entity.
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21/07/2016 - The winners of the prestigious 2016 Communications Alliance & CommsDay Awards were announced last night at the 10th Annual ACOMM Awards Dinner in Sydney. Attended by more than 500 industry leaders, the evening’s keynote address was delivered by Senator the Hon. Mitch Fifield, Federal Minister for Communications and the Arts.
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Communications Alliance Welcomes Broadband Speed Consultation – Cautions Against Over-Simplification

26/07/2016 - Communications Alliance welcomes the desire expressed by the ACCC today for consumers to have access to better information about broadband speeds.
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Year-On-Year Results Improve, Quarterly Figures Increase

28/07/2016 - Telco complaints as a proportion of services in operation (SIO) increased 3.2 per cent in April-June 2016, but dropped 1.5 per cent from the same time last year. The results were released today in the Complaints in Context report by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) and Communications Alliance.
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Industry Proposes a Way Forward on Broadband Speed Claims

29/08/2016 - Communications Alliance and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) have proposed the creation of an industry Guideline on making representations to consumers about the performance of broadband services.
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Regulatory Restraint Urged On Data Retention Regime Compliance

05/09/2016 - Communications Alliance urges the Federal Government to exercise regulatory restraint in the event that some telecommunications service providers are unable to fully comply with the mandatory two-year Data Retention regime by the time of the April 2017 deadline.
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Internet of Things Network Goes Live in Sydney

06/09/2016 - The Federal Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield today activated a new community Internet of Things (IoT) network at a major industry event in Sydney.
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28/10/2016 - Telco complaints to the TIO as a proportion of services in operation (SIO) dropped 3.1 per cent in the July- September quarter to 6.2 complaints per 10,000 services in operation (SIO).
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Industry welcomes 9.6 per cent Fall in Complaints to the TIO

17/11/2016 - A 9.6 per cent fall in total new complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) in 2015-16 has been welcomed by communications industry body Communications Alliance.
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