Communications Alliance establishes Public Wi-Fi Networks Group

Communications Alliance today announced the establishment of a Public Wi-Fi Networks Group.

The Group will explore topics including:

  • The future of public wi-fi networks in Australia
  • International developments and competing/complementary technologies
  • Scope for stronger industry cooperation in the development of business models
  • Application development e.g. digital wallet, new marketing channels and strategies
  • Implications for potential industry Codes, Guidelines or Standards

Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton said a number of Communications Alliance Members had already indicated their interest in being part of the Group, given the wide-ranging implications of wi-fi developments for stakeholders within the telecommunications sector and the broader community.

“Public wi-fi is an increasingly important component in how Australians stay connected and has a role to play in the development of our Digital Economy.  The time is right to bring to bear collective industry expertise to maximise the potential of public networks,” he said.

Communications Alliance members are invited to register interest in joining the Group by sending their name, company and contact details to  The Group will hold its first meeting in early September.


Communications Alliance is the primary telecommunications industry body in Australia. Its membership is drawn from a wide cross-section of the communications industry, including carriers, carriage and internet service providers, content providers, search engines, equipment vendors, IT companies, consultants and business groups.

Its vision is to provide a unified voice for the telecommunications industry and to lead it into the next generation of converging networks, technologies and services. The prime mission of Communications Alliance is to promote the growth of the Australian communications industry and the protection of consumer interests by fostering the highest standards of business ethics and behaviour through industry self-governance. For more details about Communications Alliance, see