Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • BYOD 'a privilege, not a right': Fairfax

    Fairfax, Toyota and an Australian government agency described limited bring-your-own-device (BYOD) rollouts in a panel at the CeBIT Enterprise Mobility conference in Sydney.

    Written by Adam Bender30 May 13 13:05
  • Safer Internet Day marks 10th anniversary

    Today is the 10th anniversary of Safer Internet Day, a global initiative to raise online safety awareness. This year’s theme, ‘Online Rights and Responsibilities – Connect with Respect’, focuses on online privacy, digital reputation and citizenship, and is held in more than 90 countries around the world.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett05 Feb. 13 12:14
  • 2.5GHz band critical to meeting data demand: AMTA

    The 2.5GHz spectrum to be sold in the upcoming Digital Dividend auction will be critical to bolstering data capacity for 4G service in urban areas, according to the wireless industry and auction observers.

    Written by Adam Bender09 Jan. 13 14:43
  • ACMA seeks 4G in rural Australia through 1800 MHz rule changes

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) wants to spur a greater number and variety of wireless services by changing spectrum licensing and regulatory arrangements for the 1800 MHz band in regional and remote Australia.

    Written by Adam Bender07 Dec. 12 15:07
  • ACMA issues second paper on 803-960 MHz band

    Seeking to maximise the value of 800 MHz spectrum for mobile broadband, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) today released a second discussion paper about how to replan the 803-960 MHz band.

    Written by Adam Bender04 Dec. 12 16:47
  • Aussies moving away from fixed-line communication devices: ACMA

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has claimed that Australian consumers are embracing multiple forms of communication technologies, with mobile phones being the “bulk of voice communications.”

    Written by Lisa Banks08 Dec. 11 16:03
  • Convergence breaking regulations: ACMA

    The rapid convergence of communications and media has caused a meltdown in the effectiveness of existing regulatory arrangements, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

    Written by Tim Lohman29 Aug. 11 11:51
  • Federal Govt introduces telco customer service guarantee

    Major telcos may be hit with a penalty of $2 million should they fail to comply with a new customer service guarantee (CSG) standard established by the Federal Government in an effort to shield consumers against poor customer service.

    Written by Chloe Herrick10 Aug. 11 10:01
  • NBN Co forks out $1.3m for spectrum

    NBN Co has shelled out $1.3 million for 24 radio spectrum licences across the country, bidding alongside Telstra and Unwired subsidiary, BKAL, in an auction run by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

    Written by Chloe Herrick13 July 11 16:33
  • No end in sight for Net data boom: ACMA

    The need for higher speeds and increased data caps has been highlighted by an Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) study which found that Australian internet users downloaded an average 18.8 gigabytes of data per user as of December 2010.

    Written by Hamish Barwick05 July 11 15:55
  • ACMA imposes first penalty against telemarketer

    The Australian Media and Communications Authority (ACMA) has imposed its first penalty against a telemarketer for breaching the Do Not Call Register Act 2006.

    Written by Lisa Banks16 June 11 12:10
  • Telstra's 'bill shock' data throttling move lauded

    Consumer advocacy groups have applauded Telstra’s (ASX:TLS) move to introduce throttling on mobile data in an effort to reduce “bill shock”, and have called on other major telcos to follow suit.

    Written by Chloe Herrick25 May 11 11:23
  • ACMA takes on computer virus telemarketers

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has threatened telemarketers attempting to pass off fraudulent virus protections schemes with fines of up to $110,000.

    Written by Hamish Barwick25 March 11 12:23