Sydney, 22 February 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.

The ACOMM Awards are jointly presented by Communications Alliance and Communications Day and recognise industry-leading achievements among communications sector players including individuals, service providers, content providers, carriers, technology partners, consultants and third party suppliers.  Sponsors of the 2016 ACOMMS include Optus, Cisco, KPMG, amaysim and Bird & Bird.

This fabulous night will recognise those who excel in our industry. A new award category has been added this year to ensure that more industry segments will be rewarded. Not only will the spotlight be on those leading the way in customer service, community initiatives, satellite services, partnerships and innovation – the new category will for the first time include an award for IoT Innovation.

The ACOMMS will this year be awarded to companies that have excelled in

–  Innovation (Large)
–  Innovation (SME)
–  Vendor Innovation (Large)
–  Vendor Innovation (Emerging)
–  Services to Industry - Professional Services
–  Commitment to Customer Service (Corporate / Consumer )
–  Satellite Provider of the Year Award
–  Community Contribution
–  Best Marketing Initiative
–  Best Mobile Solution
–  IoT Innovator
–  Communications Ambassador Award

The Communications Ambassador Award continues to recognise an outstanding individual who has promoted the industry’s interests during the preceding year.

Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton said: “The ACOMMS have a justified reputation as the ultimate in industry recognition for excellence.”

“I encourage companies small and large to submit their work in relevant categories. Once again we expect the awards to produce strong competition and look forward to honouring the organisations that have showcased the highest standards and industry best practice over the past year.”

“This year’s ACOMMS aims to recognise the broad spectrum of excellence that takes place across the industry, especially targeting Australian achievement in the fields of the Internet of Things, satellite and mobile,” said Grahame Lynch, director and founder of CommsDay.

Nominations for the awards close on 18 April 2016.  Full details of the awards and criteria are available at http://www.acomms.com.au/nominations.php

The ACOMMS will be announced and presented at the 10th Annual ACOMMS Dinner to be held on 20th July 2016 at the newly completed Four Points Sheraton, Sydney and Minister for Communications, The Hon Mitch Fifield, will deliver the keynote address at the dinner.

Registrations for the dinner can be made at http://www.acomms.com.au/register.php

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.

The most influential association in Australian communications, co-operatively initiating programs that promote sustainable industry development, innovation and growth, while generating positive outcomes for customers and society.  To create a co-operative stakeholder environment that allows the industry to take the lead on initiatives which grow the Australian communications industry, enhance the connectivity of all Australians and foster the highest standards of business behaviour.  For more details about Communications Alliance, see www.commsalliance.com.au.

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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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