Mobile communication systems

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Research report

31 Jan 2018

This research suggests the single most effective strategy for achieving digital inclusion in Sarawak is to provide remote villages with reliable, affordable, publicly accessible internet infrastructure.


10 Jan 2018

Regulators around the world are looking for ways to maintain flexibility in radiocommunications licensing while giving investors some certainty about spectrum tenure. One of the issues raised in this context is the duration of licenses. All things being equal, a longer license provides more certainty....

Draft report

30 Oct 2017

This ACCC draft report for the communications sector market study includes the draft findings, proposed recommendations and proposed actions, in relation to a number of communications services across the retail and wholesale supply chain.

Annual Report

18 Oct 2017

The past year has seen a significant increase in the number of complaints, after five years of decline. The Ombudsman has responded to this with an increase in staff numbers and changes to the structure of the organisation.


17 Oct 2017

5G is an improved mobile network technology that will open up more flexibility and use cases for a broader range of industries. Deloitte Access Economics has analysed the benefits and impacts of 5G for the Australian Mobile and Telecommunications Association (AMTA).


12 Oct 2017

5G is the next step in the evolution of mobile wireless communications technology. This paper outlines the immediate actions for the federal government to take that will support the timely rollout of 5G in Australia.

Discussion paper

11 Sep 2017

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has used a recent ACMA spectrum tune-up to propose an accelerated process for considering releases in the millimetre wave spectrum for 5G broadband.


7 Aug 2017

Backers of 5G promise breathtaking speed and ultra-reliability. But does Australia need its own vision for the new wireless networks? Jock Given takes a closer look.

Working paper

10 Jul 2017

This working paper analyses the trends in household expenditure on communications services, as well as pricing and inclusions for both fixed and mobile services.

Audio interview

6 Jun 2017

Whose responsibility is it to monitor and stem communication that relates to violence and terrorist activity?



19 Apr 2017

TPG Telecom Ltd has announced it intends to become Australia’s fourth mobile network operator, along with Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

TPG Telecom Ltd has purchased spectrum licenses for A$1.26 billion and will spend another A$600 million building the network infrastructure. However, it has emphasised...

Research report

13 Mar 2017

On 12 January 2017, the Privacy Commissioner issued an interim report regarding a forensic audit of the mobile telephones of certain Victorian politicians and public servants being undertaken at the request or direction of the Premier of Victoria. The audit was in response to the...

Research report

14 Dec 2016

5G means seamless connectivity. Ultra-fast and ultra-reliable, transmitting massive amounts of data at super low latency. It will support the ever increasing requirements of the existing network and new applications as unknowable today as the 4G services we take for granted would have been a...

Research report

6 Dec 2016

This draft report explores the future direction of a universal service obligation in an evolving telecommunications market.

This draft report was released on 6 December 2016. You are invited to examine the draft report and to make written submissions by Friday 20 January 2017...

Annual Report

17 Nov 2016

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) finds itself in a telecommunications landscape that is going through significant change, with new converging technologies and the roll out of major infrastructure. Investments in mobile infrastructure have greatly reduced the number of complaints about mobile services. At the same...


27 May 2016

Mobile technologies have the potential to revolutionize how populations interact with national health services.

1. Mobile technologies are becoming an important resource for health services delivery and public health due to their ease of use, broad reach and wide acceptance. According to a report...

Research report

21 Apr 2016

This report is published as part of OfCom's media literacy duties. It provides research that looks at media use, attitudes and understanding, and how these change over time, with a particular focus on those groups that tend not to participate digitally. The report covers TV,...

Briefing paper

24 Feb 2016

Mobile broadband spectrum management is one area where the ACMA, for a number of years, has provided detailed public guidance on its associated strategy and work program. In September 2015, the ACMA consulted on updating its strategy and work program in the discussion paper Beyond...


1 Feb 2016

Explanatory Statement

Issued by the Authority of the Minister for Communications.

Legislative Authority

Subsection 125AA(4) of the Telecommunications Act 1997 enables the Minister for Communications to direct the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), in writing, to determine...

Literature review

30 Dec 2015

This Evidence Check review examines the evidence regarding the benefits, uptake and operationalisation of mHealth technologies (including short messaging services (SMS), mobile apps and wearable devices) for chronic disease management and prevention.

The review found mHealth interventions can promote significant improvements in glycaemic control...