Almost half of Australia’s adult population are already taking advantage of the wide availability of smartphones and their connectivity to the internet.
The ACMA’s Smartphones and tablets: Take-up and use in Australia report examines what is driving the take-up of smartphones and tablets by Australians and [...]Continue Reading →
While most Australians believe the internet has improved their daily lives, a significant number of users have also suffered from an online security breach, new ACMA research shows.
The research is the second report in the ACMA’s Communications report 2011–12 series. For more infomation head to the mini-site here.Continue Reading →
A major shift towards a better consumer experience in the telecommunications industry is a key theme of the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Annual report 2011–12.
The centrepiece is the new, world-class Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code—a culmination of the Reconnecting the Customer public inquiry that began in 2010. The new code came into [...]Continue Reading →
If you’d like to know more about how we prepare our work as Australia’s communications regulator, check out the latest editions of our corporate and operating plans.
The Corporate plan 2012–14 is a statement of the approach we take to fulfil our government charter reflected in the Outcome and Programs reporting framework set by [...]Continue Reading →
Several presentations from the recent ‘Tuning in to kids TV’ forum, the second event in our Citizen conversations series—are now available, along with a summary report (Word 736Kb, PDF 297 Kb) of proceedings.
The half-day forum featured presentations from humorist and children’s author Wendy Harmer, industry stakeholders, child development experts, researchers and [...]Continue Reading →
Australia’s mobile numbers could run out as early as 2017. In preparation for this, the ACMA is proposing to introduce a new mobile number range beginning with ‘05’.
These ‘05’ numbers will work in exactly the same way that the current numbers do, and the change won’t affect people whose number already starts with ‘04’.
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The ACMA’s Telecommunications (fixed-line) performance bulletin 2010–11 (the bulletin) provides commentary and analysis on fixed-line telecommunications performance data, as reported to the ACMA by Telstra, Optus, AAPT, iiNet and Primus. The bulletin covers four key regulatory programs—the Customer Service Guarantee, priority assistance, payphones and the Network Reliability Framework. Click here to access the bulletin.
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Accessing mobile applications is becoming increasingly popular for Australians, with 3.9 million people aged 14 years and over going online via their mobile in June 2011 alone.Continue Reading →
The total number of mobile services in operation in Australia reached 29.28 million at June 2011—a 13 per cent increase since June 2010, the ACMA’s Communications Report 2010–11, reveals. The continued surge in the number of mobile wireless broadband services like dongles, datacards or USB modems connected to a computer are responsible for [...]Continue Reading →