Australia's Communications Alliance has "welcomed the announcement by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) that complaints dropped by 11.2% in the most recent quarter."
After nearly 20 years the Internet Industry Association (IIA) is closing its doors. The industry body has been struggling financially in recent years, a victim of tighter economic conditions and the Internet becoming mainstream.
Communications Alliance and five of Australia's largest ISPs - Telstra BigPond, iiNet, Optus, iPrimus and Internode - have proposed an education-based notice scheme to combat online copyright infringement.
Communications Alliance has established a Public Wi-Fi Networks Group saying that WiFi is an increasingly important component in how Australians stay connected and that it has a role to play in the development of our Digital Economy.
Communications Alliance has responded to the alarming increase in complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman by saying it demonstrates that the new Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code should be implemented as soon as possible.
Communications Alliance and the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) at the University of Melbourne have embarked on a joint research project on communications regulation in the digital economy.
Communications Alliance has published a document detailing how the systems of retail service providers should interact and communicate with those of wholesale providers and NBN Co in order to enable the provisioning, activation and ongoing delivery of retail services to end users over the NBN.
Communications Alliance has named Jane Smith as the independent chair for the revision of its Mobile Premium Services (MPS) Code.
Communications Alliance has set up a steering group to review the Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code that regulates the behaviour of service providers in billing, credit management, complaint handling, customer contracts and the information contained in advertising. Significantly industry and consumer representatives will have to reach consensus if changes are to be made.
Communications Alliance has set out its proposal for how end users should be migrated from current access technologies, principally Telstra copper and HFC networks onto the FTTH and other technologies of the National Broadband Network.
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