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AMTA's Chris Althaus


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Chris Althaus of AMTA at CommsDay Melbourne Congress 2013

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AMTA's Chris Althaus

  1. 1. Australian MobileAustralian Mobile Telecommunications AssociationTelecommunications Association MOBILE NATIONMOBILE NATION PRODUCTIVITYPRODUCTIVITY OPPORTUNITIESOPPORTUNITIES INFRASTRUCTUREINFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGESCHALLENGES Chris Althaus Chief Executive Officer
  2. 2. Mobile + Broadband +Mobile + Broadband +
  3. 3. Mobile Year in ReviewMobile Year in Review
  4. 4. 4 Screen World4 Screen World 1st Screen - Converged Devices1st Screen - Converged Devices SmartPhones - TabletsSmartPhones - Tablets
  5. 5. Top ten activitiesTop ten activities performed on smartphonesperformed on smartphones
  6. 6. Mobile Nation: Device to PlatformMobile Nation: Device to Platform  Wider and better access to knowledge  ICT literacy development  Distance learning M-Education M-Government  Enhanced public services delivery  Public administration efficiency  Transparency  Utility service delivery  Tele-diagnosis and service access  Monitoring of health indicators  Secure health records  Training of health professionals M-Health M-Environment  Public alert system  Climate monitoring  Flood management  Emergency Services  Transport solutions M-Employment  Development of ICT work force  Tele-working to connect remote areas to main office  M-commerce for extended network of customers and suppliers  transactions (efficiency) for supply chain and payment M-Business
  7. 7. Productivity gains: $12-17 billion by 20252013 Mobile Nation Deloitte Access Economics “There is widespread recognition that mobile broadband services are an economic enabler within society and the provision of these services, technologies and applications in the wider community is in the public interest.” 2011 ACMA Towards 2020…Mobile Broadband 2013 Mobile Nation Deloitte Access Economics Mobile NationMobile Nation
  8. 8. Global Outlooks – Subscriptions / DevicesGlobal Outlooks – Subscriptions / Devices
  9. 9. Global Traffic 2010 - 2018
  10. 10. Meeting customer demand for quality user experiences with latest generation mobile devices, apps and services depends on industry investment in: •latest generation technology •network infrastructure and •radio-frequency spectrum Infrastructure ChallengesInfrastructure Challenges
  11. 11. Global Spectrum Demand - ITUGlobal Spectrum Demand - ITU “Every day we are not freeing up spectrum for mobile broadband is another day we are not fulfilling our potential .” “ The clock is ticking on our mobile future, and we cannot solve our mobile challenges by snapping our fingers ; we must act without delay to free up spectrum for mobile broadband.” FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski – 16 March 2011
  12. 12. Policy Principles - 2013 ElectionPolicy Principles - 2013 Election Principle 1 A policy framework that recognises and promotes continued mobile industry investment in latest generation mobile technologies and infrastructure will maximise the productivity and connectivity benefits to Australian consumers, businesses, organisations and governments. Principle 2 Regulation must be minimised and red tape reduced to ensure the productivity and connectivity benefits of mobile broadband are realised. Principle 3 It is essential that the Australian Government develops a clearly defined spectrum policy that includes long-term arrangements to meet future spectrum requirements for mobile data and broadband services.
  13. 13. THANK YOU