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Australians Are Using 1000 Times More Data Than In 2006

So this is why your 4G connection is feeling slower as time passes: Aussies love mobile broadband way too much. A new report from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) clarifies just how much: we’re using 1000 times more mobile data than we were in 2006.


Aussies Embrace Cloud Computing, Yet Most Remain Clueless About It

A new survey by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) suggests that 14 million adult Australians have accessed “cloud computing” services. However, a closer look at the data suggests that only a tiny proportion of them are fully taking advantage of cloud technologies.


Scammers Are Now Posing As ACMA 'Do Not Call' Reps

How’s this for some ACMA-ception: scammers looking to lift your personal details are posing as representatives for the Australian Communications And Media Authority and its “Do Not Call” register. It stands to reason that you should not, in fact, give them any info about yourself.


Hey Telemarketers, If You Hadn't Already Noticed, Australia Hates Your Guts

So this is the statistical proof that telemarketing companies should give up now: two-thirds of Australian households with a landline are on the Do Not Call Register, and the numbers continue to rise. According to the Australian Communications and Marketing Authority (ACMA), almost nine million numbers are now listed on the register, with one million of those signing up within the last 12 months.


How The New Rules To Curb Global Roaming Charges Will Work

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is introducing new rules to make it less likely Australian travellers will suffer a horrendous case of bill shock when they return from an overseas holiday and discover a massive global roaming bill. Here’s how the new system will work (and why anyone using a carrier other than the big three won’t notice changes for a long time).


ACMA Wants Advice On TV Standards

ACMA (that’s the Australian Communications and Media Authority) is seeking public consultation on what the contemporary broadcasting codes of practice should actually contain. What changes do you think should be made?


'Do Not Call' Registrations Extended To Eight Years

If you’ve held off from joining the Do Not Call Register for some reason, there’s now an added incentive to get your act together: the government has just extended the registration period to eight years. That’s nearly a decade of interruption-free nirvana.


ACMA: We're Making Sure Carriers Follow The TCP Code

Critical information summaries (CIS), which provide an easy-to-follow summary of the main costs associated with mobile phone plans, have been compulsory for Australian phone providers since the beginning of March, and make it much easier for consumers to ensure they don’t get caught out by unexpected plan conditions. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is already enforcing that requirement, and says it has already told 38 providers to make sure they are following the code.


ACMA Targets Groupon For Spamming Customers

Beleaguered group deal provider Groupon has come under the ire of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for sending multiple email newsletters to people without their consent. Affected customers found they were unable to completely unsubscribe from the service despite making attempts to do so.


How Critical Information Summaries Can Make You A Smarter Phone Buyer

From today, telcos are obliged to provide Critical Information Summaries to customers for their products. But what exactly is a Critical Information Summary?