The ongoing evolution of mobile telecommunications heralds a new era in which 5G mobile technology will significantly augment and enhance the world in which we live – more than any generation before.
5G is much more than a faster radio access technology. It represents a fundamental change in communication network architectures that will enable innovative, revenue-generating services.
There are great expectations for and of the mobile industry according to the 2017 Annual Industry Survey Report published by Mobile World Live in collaboration with Accenture, Asiainfo andTech Mahindra,
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The inaugural GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index shows that Australia performs exceptionally well and consistently as the top ranked nation in the 2016 GSMA Index. The Index measures the performance of 134 countries, accounting for more than 95% of the world’s population, against the key enablers of mobile internet connectivity. Importantly, it tells us how specific countries and clusters of countries are performing. In short, Australia is regarded as a leader and our scores reflect a high degree of industry commitment, technical innovation and investment. What are the enablers and how are they measured? The enablers of mobile internet connectivity that inform the indicators selected for the Index are: Infrastructure – the availability of high-performance mobile internet network coverage (Australia’s score: 73.
I often get asked what mobile device I am using, maybe with the expectation that I should be using the original Nokia 3310 or some other vintage item. That certainly brings new meaning to extending the life of your mobile and avoiding waste.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has made the Telecommunciations (Service Provider – Identity Checks for Prepaid Mobile Carriage Services) Determination 2017 on 6 April 2017. The Determination streamlines and replaces the previous instrument which was last amended in 2013.
GSMA's global survey, conducted in November and December 2016 with nearly 1,000 respondents, uncovered significant understanding of the issues facing the wider deployment and monetisation of connected cars, along with significant enthusiasm for connected car technologies and services in general and autonomous driving.
Red Cross research has found that 80 per cent of Australians believe it’s important to prepare for a disaster but in fact only 20 percent actually do it.
From the northern coast of East Arnhem land to Burnie in Tasmania, over thirty local councils from around Australia are in the running for a Top Recycler award in this year’s MobileMuster Local Government Awards.
Battery and charger safety is a key issue for the mobile phone industry and also needs to be taken seriously by all mobile phone users particularly in regard to immediately reporting any problems to manufacturers
Cartesian’s mobile video report, in collaboration with Mobile World Live, provides an in-depth analysis into current and future trends of smartphone video consumption, currently the biggest traffic driver on today’s mobile and Wi-Fi networks.
IoT decision makers are putting a high priority on open standards for data and connectivity and on open source software standards
Australians have rallied together for a worthy cause, decluttering their homes and donating 60,000 old phones to recycle, which will allow OzHarvest to deliver the equivalent amount of meals to people in need.
The supply, possession and operation of mobile phone jammers in Australia is prohibited by the Australian Communications and Media Authority as such devices can cause significant interference to radiocommunications services, including mobile phone networks.
Mobile World Congress 2017 is the largest international gathering for the mobile industry and provides an exceptional forum for networking, discussion and knowledge transfer. It is also the scene for numerous product and partnership launches.
Optus will start switching off its 2G mobile network from April 2017 and Vodafone's 2G network will shut down on 30 September 2017.
With many of us heading off to holiday destinations, don't forget to check your mobile coverage before you leave.
Heading off in the car over the Easter or ANZAC day weekend? Remember to keep your eyes on the road and read our tips on driving safely with a mobile.
The new Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, has acknowledged the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its importance to Australia.
In his address to the annual National Consumer Congress, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims highlights the importance of consumer advocacy, the challenges presented by new technology and digital disruption, and what's ahead for the ACCC.
Can partnering with social causes and charities help to incentivise people and give them another reason why they should declutter and recycle?
On International Women’s Day, it is important to acknowledge that much can be done to improve digital and financial inclusion for women in low and middle income countries.
In a Report on Consumer representation: Review of section 593 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 released 27 Feb 2017, the Government has committed to continued funding of ACCAN as the peak body representing Australian consumers in the telecommunications sector. In the Report, the Government re-iterated its support for ACCAN as an effective consumer organisation, although it recommended several improvements that could be made to the way ACCAN represents consumers and allocates funds for research. For example, the Report recommends that ACCAN consult more closely with industry organisations, such as AMTA, as well as the ACMA, ACCC and Department of Communications as part of its research funding allocation process. Closer consultation by ACCAN with industry and regulatory bodies was something requested by industry in the joint submission made by AMTA and Communications Alliance during the review process.
Teenagers love to stay in touch with their friends and during school holidays it can be even more important for them to use social media apps such as Instagram or Facebook to stay connected with their friends. This means that during school holidays, teenagers can suddenly be spending more time on their phones and use more data than they usually would during school time.