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Phone: services, pricing, regulation. Phone
11 December 2015
The digitisation of services, entertainment and media has accelerated in 2015, undermining established business models and throwing up policy...
Image  an event of people holding up their phones and capturing a concert.
Copyright Copyright
11 December 2015
Australia has joined an international treaty that will help an estimated 285 million people with vision impairment worldwide enjoy greater access...
Fingers reading braille.
Phone: services, pricing, regulation. Phone
9 December 2015
Do you live in an area with poor mobile coverage? Don't forget to nominate it for Round 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Programme by 31 December 2015.
Person using a mobile phone outdoors in an area with native growth.
4 December 2015
New and converging digital technologies are disrupting the way we do business and old regulation needs to keep up.
Infographic—portfolio highlights. 2015—20+ comms deregulation initiatives. Reduce red tape on businesses in telecommunications, broadcasting, radiocommunications & postal sectors. Expected to generate $250m+ compliance savings for businesses yearly.
Phone: services, pricing, regulation. Phone
4 December 2015
We have released an implementation plan for the Review of the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND).
Telephone over a telephone address book.
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
2 December 2015
A new report from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) shows the communications sector is continuing to rapidly change, with...
Person using a mobile phone.
Television: licensing, advertising, SBS and ABC. Television
27 November 2015
Congratulations to the Restack and Retune project teams, who received a Silver and Innovation Award at the annual Prime Minister’s Awards for...
Congratulations to our Restack and Retune project teams who received a Silver and Innovation Award at the annual Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management
Bureau of Communications Research Bureau of Communications and Arts Research
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
11 November 2015
Australians are embracing changes in technology and our consumption patterns are adjusting accordingly.
Bureau of Communications Research graph - broadband subscribers vs data downloaded volume, 1999 to 2015.
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
5 November 2015
The annual PAX Conference in Melbourne brings together the gaming industry and gamers to discuss a range of matters related to gaming both in...
People at a PAX conference.
Spectrum: wireless, frequencies, radio communications. Spectrum
2 November 2015
The World Radiocommunication Conference has begun today in Geneva, Switzerland, and will run for a mammoth four weeks.
World Radiocommunication Conference – WRC-15