2019 ACOMM Award Winners

2019 Communications Ambassador

2019 Communications Ambassador: Fay Holthuyzen

Fay Holthuyzen has been named the Australian Communications Ambassador 2019 for her sustained and meritorious contribution to Australian telecommunications policy, to industry co-regulation and the protection of Australian communications consumers.

Innovation - Large Company
Innovation - Large Company winner: Telstra

Telstra for their Track and Monitor solution that can help businesses track moving assets, reduce costs and improve the customer experience.

Innovation - SME
Innovation - SME winner: Southern Phone Company

Southern Phone for their Next Home Phone product that eliminates the stress, pressure and confusion experienced by senior Australians during the copper disconnection as part of the nbnTM rollout.

Vendor Innovation
Vendor Innovation winner: Speedcast

Speedcast for their SIGMA Gateway an integrated connectivity management platform. It seamlessly manages global VSAT, L-band, Fleet Xpress, 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi and MSS services, and provides automated and efficient management of multiple secured WAN links.

Services to Industry - Professional Services

Services to Industry - Professional Services winner: King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons with one of the largest teams of telecommunications specialists in Australia, KWM pride themselves on providing commercially astute and technically excellent legal advice.

Commitment to Customer Service
Commitment to Customer Service winner: Aussie Broadband

Aussie Broadband for their "Making it easy" initiative - Aussie Broadband’s commitment to customer service improvement is driven by the reason why they are in business - because they believe people deserve the truth, whether it paints them in a good light or not.

Internet of Things Startup
Internet of Things Startup winner: Meshed

Meshed IoT for their 100% private Australian owned company that provides IoT networks and operations and maintenance services for the government, water, building and construction and research sectors in Australia and New Zealand.

Best Mobile Solution
Best Mobile Solution winner: Vodafone

Vodafone Hutchison Australia for their market first handset plans with endless data and no lock-in contracts are offering customers true freedom and flexibility

Community Contribution
Community Contribution winner: NBN Co

NBN Co for going above and beyond to keep the community of Townsville connected during the floods, with the network via its Satellite vehicles providing a lifeline at arguably the most critical time for a community, where lives were at extreme risk.

Community Contribution winner: Telstra Foundation

Telstra Foundation for their IDX Flint Program, in conjunction with the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island youth, community leaders and Elders to explore digital technology

Best Marketing Initiative
Best Marketing Initiative winner: Cisco

Cisco for their 2019 Cisco Live annual customer and partner conference, held in March 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. Cisco Live is widely acknowledged as the premier event for education, connections and a source of inspiration for technology professionals.

Satellite Provider of the Year Award
Satellite Provider of the Year Award winner: Pivotel Satellite and Farmbot Australia

Pivotel Satellite and Farmbot Australia for Farmbot water monitoring solutions incorporating Pivotel’s satellite technology.

Slatterys is proud to be managing the 2019 ACOMMS on behalf of Communications Alliance.