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2016 ACOMM Award Winners

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2016 Communications Ambassador

The CEO and Managing Director of Netcomm Wireless, David Stewart has been named Australian Communications Ambassador 2016 for his long-running and ground-breaking contributions to the Australian IT and Communications Industries over the past 30 years.

Winner: David Stewart

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Innovation - Large Company

Telstra Air is Australia's largest Wi-Fi network with more than 300,000 hotspots in Australia and 17 million globally.

Winner: Telstra for Telstra Air

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Vendor Innovation - Large Company

Cash by Optus Wearables enables Optus mobile customers to make contactless payments using their phone anywhere Visa payWave is accepted

Winner: Optus Mobile for Cash by Optus Wearables

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Vendor Innovation - Emerging

TollShield for Symbio Networks is a real-time toll fraud mitigation software.

Winner: Symbio Networks for TollShield

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Commitment to Customer Service

Southern Phone Company implemented an integrated approach to lifting customer satisfaction levels for mobile customers.

Winner: Southern Phone Company

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Services to Industry - Professional Services

Cisco Systems for bringing together 500 students with industry leaders at their NedAcad Student Summit during Cisco Live ses'.

Winner: Student Summit for Cisco Systems

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Best Mobile Solutions

Optus Mobile for their Cash by Optus is Money Made Mobile.

Winner: Optus Mobile

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Internet of Things Innovator

NetComm Wireless for their NetComm Wireless Smart Home Gateway. This first IoT device to reduce household power consumption and sustain energy efficiency.

Winner: Netcomm Wireless

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Community Contribution

Conexu Braille CapTel Trial allows people who are deaf and blind access their telephone using their own voice.

Winner: Conexu Foundation for Braille Captel

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Community Contribution

This android app harnesses the collective power of users' devices when they are charging, by sending them tiny problems from the cloud to solve. Users choose a research project (breast, prostate, ovarian or pancreatic cancer), and how much data they'd like to give on mobile (max 500MB a month) or WiFi.

Winner: Vodafone and the Vodafone Foundation for DreamLab

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Satellite Provider of the Year

SpeedCast for their investment in infrastructure to support classified communications for government clients.

Winner: SpeedCast

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Best Marketing Initiative

Cisco for Cisco Live their premier education program training destination for IT professionals worldwide.

Winner: Cisco for Cisco Live

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