iiNet and M2 Telecommunications have joined telco industry representative body, Communications Alliance.
The group now has 188 organisations as members with 60 of them telco players.
Communications Alliance is involved with discussions into public policies and regulatory codes in the industry. It was heavily involved in responding to the National Broadband Network (NBN) implementation study.
“iiNet is passionately committed to changing the world for our customers, our industry and Australia,” iiNet CEO, Michael Malone, said in a statement. “Joining forces with Comms Alliance is a very positive step for iiNet, as we both continue to make our contribution to the future shape of the Australian telecommunications industry.”
M2 managing director, Vaughn Bowen, also shared this sentiment.
“The Comms Alliance is an increasingly important representative body as the Australian telecommunications landscape matures and changes,” he said in a statement. “Its close engagement with NBN Co is of particular attraction, given the many and varied operational, regulatory and technical issues which such a major project necessarily presents to industry participants.”
The group counts Telstra and Optus as members.