iStock-539483194.jpg

The Internet of Things: Evolving and Extensive

The Internet of Things is a wide-reaching term with depth and diversity which is gathering momentum as it demonstrates its relevance. The sum of IoT is much more than embedded sensors, networks and gadgets. It is a driving technological force which underpins the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Melb 5G Seminar.jpg

Melbourne Seminar on 5G and EMF

As part of the process the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and the Mobile Wireless Forum (MWF) delivered a seminar in Melbourne last week to discuss the latest on the international EMF (Electromagnetic fields) exposure and compliance testing standards for 5G.

Connected-car-survey-Feb-2017-725x1024.png

Connected Cars: from Here to Autonomy

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.

Cartesian-Future-of-mobile-video-768x545.jpeg

The Future of Mobile Video

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.

Jammers.png

Why Mobile Phone Jammers are Prohibited

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.

_79D9081_web.jpg

A Super Connected Mobile World

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.

index.PNG

Australia Leads on Global Mobile Connectivity

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.

2Gnokialandscape.jpg

2G Networks are Switching Off

Optus will start switching off its 2G mobile network from April 2017 and  Vodafone's 2G network will turn off in September 2017. Telstra already shut down its 2G mobile network at the end of 2016. The Optus 2G network in WA and NT will switch off on 3 April 2017 and in SA, QLD, VIC, NSW, TAS and ACT it will switch off on 1 August 2017. Most 2G customers will need to either upgrade their SIM or handset to continue to receive service. Contact your service provider to find out what your options are. While some customers may be happy to upgrade to smartphone, others may prefer to stick with a more straightforward phone just for text and voice. Service providers have a wide range of handsets available and can help affected customers decide what would suit them best.  If you do decide to upgrade to a smartphone - make sure you do your research first to work out what phone and plan will best suit your needs.

Jammers.png

Why Mobile Phone Jammers are Prohibited

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.

2Gnokialandscape.jpg

2G Networks are Switching Off

Optus will start switching off its 2G mobile network from April 2017 and  Vodafone's 2G network will turn off in September 2017. Telstra already shut down its 2G mobile network at the end of 2016. The Optus 2G network in WA and NT will switch off on 3 April 2017 and in SA, QLD, VIC, NSW, TAS and ACT it will switch off on 1 August 2017. Most 2G customers will need to either upgrade their SIM or handset to continue to receive service. Contact your service provider to find out what your options are. While some customers may be happy to upgrade to smartphone, others may prefer to stick with a more straightforward phone just for text and voice. Service providers have a wide range of handsets available and can help affected customers decide what would suit them best.  If you do decide to upgrade to a smartphone - make sure you do your research first to work out what phone and plan will best suit your needs.