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Telecommunications services provider MNF Group has signed on as the title sponsor for the 2018 ACOMM Awards which recognise excellence in the Australian telecoms sector.

 MNF Group joins Gold Sponsor, MIRAIT Technologies Australia, silver sponsor Vodafone and bronze sponsors CYIENT, Bird & Bird and Bird & KPMG as core backers of the 2018 ACOMMS.

The ACOMM Awards, hosted by Communications Alliance in collaboration with media partner, The Australian newspaper, have — for more than a decade — showcased the best and most innovative achievements throughout Australian telecommunications.

Communications Alliance chief executive John Stanton said, “A vibrant new title sponsor brings fresh energy and excitement to what promises to be a glittering 2018 ACOMMS.”

Nominations for the 2018 ACOMMS have closed and a panel of 15 expert judges is now reviewing the nominations. Shortlisted finalists will be announced on 18 July and the winners will receive their accolades at the ACOMM Awards Presentation Dinner on 29 August at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney.

MNF Group chief executive Rene Sugo said: “We see a great alignment between ACOMMS awards’ celebration of innovation and MNF’s commitment to challenging the status quo and facilitating innovation through our smart communications network.

“As a past nominee and winner of these awards, we are now excited and proud to come on-board as the title sponsor of ACOMMS and celebrate the next wave of industry achievements.”

Communications and Arts Minister Senator Mitch Fifield will present a keynote address at the presentation dinner, which will also feature celebrity MC, television’s Sylvia Jeffreys.

Awards categories are:

  • Vendor Innovation
  • Best Marketing Initiative
  • Best Mobile Solution
  • Commitment to Customer Service
  • Community Contribution
  • Innovation, Large Company
  • Innovation, SME
  • Best Internet of Things Start-Up
  • Services to Industry, Professional Services
  • Satellite Provider of the Year


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).


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