Displaying items by tag: Australian Communications and Media Authority ACMA

Australia’s telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), has taken action to enhance NBN consumer experience rules to protect Australians during the final phase of the National Broadband Network migration.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has blasted Telstra, Optus, TPG and Dodo for letting down their customers, finding all of the telcos in breach of consumer protection rules after more than 1,500 of their customers were left without services while trying to migrate to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Published in Telecoms & NBN

National Broadband Network operator NBN Co has launched a community education campaign focusing on the threat of scams and warning that scammers are increasing their focus to “deceive Australians”, with new and variations of common NBN themed scams emerging in recent months.

Published in Security

In the next few years, investments in Artificial Intelligence are anticipated to increase the variety and quality of AI technologies available across the economy, according to the telecommunications regulator ACMA.

Published in Strategy

The telecommunications regulator ACMA says it is reviewing and adjusting its work programs so the communications and media sectors can prioritise their business-critical functions and continue communicating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health

The telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has laid out its priorities for the future delivery of radio in Australia, underlining what it says is the vital importance of radio to Australian audiences.

Published in Technology Regulation

Optus has issued an apology to its customers who it says “received messages in error” after the company copped a $504,000 fine from the telecommunications regulator ACMA for breaching Australia’s spam laws.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 21 November 2019 12:02

Aussie kids big owners, users of mobile phones

Nearly half of Australian kids aged 6-13 years of age own or use a mobile phone, according to new research.

Published in Mobility

A year after introducing strict new complaints-handling requirements, the telecoms regulator ACMA has released data showing telcos received a total of 1.4 million complaints over the full 2018–19 financial year - but concerns over telcos providing "late or inaccurate data" have resulted in the authority excluding the data provided by Optus from its report.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has released this year’s draft five-year spectrum outlook, with an overview of its spectrum management priorities and plans through to 2023.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

SPONSORED NEWS. Attributed to John Atherton, General Manager Power Quality at Eaton.

Australia’s appetite for online content is growing rapidly. According to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), Australians downloaded more than 3.1 million terabytes of data in June 2017 quarter – a 43 per cent increase on the previous year.

Friday, 15 September 2017 00:18

Warning: scam targets Spotify users

Spotify users have been targeted by a new scam doing the rounds which attempts to steal personal identity information.

Published in Security
Friday, 30 June 2017 11:14

ACMA security functions transfer to CERT

The Australian Internet Security Initiative is set to transition from the Australian Communications and Media Authority to the Computer Emergency Response Team Australia as part of a government-planned move of security functions from the authority.

Published in Security
Monday, 22 May 2017 23:31

Rowland lashes government over ACMA review

The Labor Party has questioned why the government has taken so long to release the review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority and says there still remain fundamental questions about what type of regulator the government wants ACMA to be.

Published in Technology Regulation

The federal government’s two-year review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority has made 27 recommendations for reform of ACMA, including a more defined role of its regulatory remit at a time of “radical change” in the communications sector over 10 years.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) have joined hands to take up the fight against unwanted telemarketing and emarketing.

Published in Technology Regulation

Six in 10 Australian adults count telemarketing calls as a problem, according to new research which reveals that Aussies perceive the calls to be a nuisance or annoying.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

More than 10 million members and 10 years after it was launched, the telecommunications Do Not Call Register has been strengthened with a new batch of improvements giving  enhanced protections to consumers from unwanted telemarketing.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
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