Communications

Mark Gregory from RMIT University says charges can be as high as $AUD20/MB for international data roaming and $AUD4.40 per minute to call home, but that there’s no justification. Originally published in The Conversation.

Read More Are Australian international roaming charges the greatest rip-off in history?

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Once every three years the Regional Telecommunications Review considers whether people in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia have equitable access to telecommunications.

ACCAN is seeking your views on the top telco issues in regional Australia at the moment to help inform its submission.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Telecommunications Reports 2009-10, tabled in Parliament today, show clear trends developing around fixed and mobile services.

Subscription numbers for both fixed and mobile services suggest that while mobile take-up continues to grow, this is not necessarily at the cost of fixed line services.

Read More Wireless increasingly popular, but fixed lines dominate downloads

CFA member ACCAN is celebrating a major step forward in its campaign for fair calls following an announcement today that the telco regulator, the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) will put an end to the high cost of 1800 and 13 calls from mobiles. The ACMA has plans to alter what’s known as the…

Read More Major victory in campaign for Fair Calls from Mobiles

CFA member ACCAN was established in 2009. At the time the government committed to conduct a review of ACCAN’s performance after two years of operation. Having now reached that point, the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) is keen to hear all views. Submissions are due by 19th October. The terms of…

Read More ACCAN – what do you think? Government review happening

CFA Member ACCAN has provided its view on Telstra’s proposed structural separation undertaking (SSU) in a submission to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC). Along with much of the industry, we agree with the ACCC that the current SSU is lacking a clear and enforceable commitment to fair treatment of retail competitors. ACCAN supports…

Read More Fair treatment of competitors needed in Telstra separation

The 2011-12 Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee will begin a series of public consultations around Australia as it examines telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of the country. The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, today welcomed the beginning of the consultation process and the release of the…

Read More Public consultations begin for 2011-12 Regional Telecommunications Review