Each year the ACMA produces the annual Communications report series in fulfilment of its reporting obligations under section 105 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (the Act).
The Act requires the ACMA to report on all significant matters relating to the performance of carriers and carriage service providers (CSPs) with particular reference to consumer satisfaction, consumer benefits and quality of service. The 2013 series comprised four key reports.
ACMA Communications report 2011–12
The ACMA Communications report 2011–12 is an industry almanac providing an overview of key developments in the Australian communications and media market in addition to industry compliance with communications and media regulations.
ACMA Communications Report 2011-12 from ACMA : Australian Communications and Media Authority
In addition to the Communications report the ACMA releases a series of topical short research reports. These reports examine significant matters relating to convergence and the emerging digital economy.
Below is a summary of info from the first report which looks at the online content service market in Australia. This report found that some 5.2 million Australians aged 18 years and over accessed online video content services such as IPTV or catch-up TV in the six months to June 2012. This report was released in October 2012.
ACMA Communications Report 2011-12 Series. Report 1 Online video content in Australia from ACMA : Australian Communications and Media Authority
The second report in the communications series 2011–12, looked at Australia in the digital economy. The report shows that 71 per cent of the adult population believes the internet has benefited their day-to-day lives and reveals the extent to which we go online for everyday activities. This report was originally published in November 2012 and is summarised below.
Smartphones and Tablets were the subject of the third report in the ACMA communications report series. This report examines the rapid take-up of smartphones and tablets in Australia and their role in driving increased participation in the digital economy. The report shows that nearly 8.7 million Australians aged 18 years and over had a smartphone at May 2012.