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 →
If you’re using a mobile phone for online banking or shopping this Christmas, make sure you pay it safe.
Download the ‘Pay it safe pocket guide’ containing simple tips to help you when making financial transactions on your mobile phone.
The ACMA and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) have put these tips together [...]Continue Reading →
Converging communications channels: preferences and behaviours of Australian communications users is the second research report released by the ACMA to complement its statutory Communications Report 2010-11. The report provides an update on key trends relating to household consumer communications preferences, in an environment of expanding digital infrastructure and new service offerings.
Some key trends identified in Australian [...]Continue Reading →
ACMA Field Operations staff and a senior Optus network engineer recently travelled to Thursday Island to investigate interference to Optus’s newly commissioned 3G mobile phone cell.
Once on the island, ACMA staff connected their test equipment to the base transceiver station, confirming that the cell was experiencing interference from an unknown source. This information helped [...]Continue Reading →
A new ACMA report has found that there are continuing community concerns about food and beverage advertising to children. The report also highlights that it is still unclear if there has been any significant reduction in the level of children’s exposure to food and beverage advertising on free-to-air television since the introduction of the industry [...]Continue Reading →
Digital Australians, our recently released report on how online Australians feel about the ever-increasing use of digital media, shows that more people are concerned about content available on the internet than on television.
Pass me the remote—concerns about what is shown on television
Those surveyed for the report were asked whether they [...]Continue Reading →
Developments in next generation applications and services (word) and (pdf) is the fourth in a series of reports to examine the pressures of technology changes and developments on current regulatory arrangements. It also provides insight into how a new wave of innovative applications and services is changing the way we interact [...]Continue Reading →
The ACMA has released its medium to long term vision for telephone numbering arrangements in Australia in its Telephone Numbering: Future Directions (word) and (pdf) paper. The ACMA developed four principles to guide the continuing evolution of numbering regulation:
- efficiency, so that it leads to the continued supply [...] Continue Reading →
The ACMA has released for public consultation draft legislative instruments that reform the advertising and disclosure program standards for commercial radio, following the release of the final report of the review of the Commercial Radio Standards on 14 November 2011.The ACMA is also consulting on its draft legislative instrument to revoke the current compliance program standard.
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