2018 ACOMMS FINALISTS ANNOUNCEDSydney, 17 July 2018 – Communications Alliance is proud to announce the finalists for 2018 in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence, the ACOMMS, which recognise exemplary achievement across 11 categories of endeavour.
The ACOMMS will be presented at a gala industry event in Sydney on 29th August 2018.
The short-listed nominees are illustrative of the industry’s transformation from the provision of traditional fixed and mobile communications to next-generation available-anywhere, advanced services and applications.
Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton, said: “the 2018 ACOMMs finalists forcefully reflect the prominent areas of innovation and technological advancement driving the sector, including:
- the race to densify mobile networks and refine the technology to pave the way for 5G services;
- the push to realise the disruptive dividend from the Internet of Things; and
- increasingly sophisticated fixed access and cloud solutions.
New customer service initiatives in 2018 include innovative approaches to protecting schoolchildren from cyber-bullying, ground-breaking work to ensure broadband service quality and new ways for customers to connect to their supplier.
Community Contribution is always a hotly-contested ACOMMs field and in 2018 features programs dedicated to bringing technology-centred courses to high-school girls, a ‘rescue’ mission to restore internet connectivity to Christmas Island, STEM scholarships and community volunteering, as well as a program that has greatly boosted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment in the NBN rollout.
“There are great stories behind the commitment to excellence on display from all finalists. I congratulate and wish them well for the ACOMM Awards night,” Mr Stanton said.
The 2018 ACOMM Awards finalists are:
Satellite Provider of the Year
Commitment to Customer Service
Services to Industry - Professional Services
Best Marketing Initiative
Best Mobile Solution
In an exciting development for 2018, Australia’s leading national newspaper, The Australian has joined Communications Alliance as the official Media Partner of the ACOMMS.
The ACOMMS recognise excellence among communications industry participants including individuals, service providers, content providers, carriers, technology partners, consultants and third-party suppliers.
The awards will be presented at the 12th Annual ACOMMS Dinner to be held on 29th August 2018 at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney. The Minister for Communications, The Hon Mitch Fifield, will deliver the keynote address at the dinner. This year Today Show TV star, Sylvia Jeffreys, will be the MC for the evening.
Registrations for this year’s event 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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