Emerging substitution of fixed-line by mobile services, but low convergence of fixed and mobiles in short-term, says ACMA

The substitution of mobile services for fixed line is established and growing in Australia, according to research released today by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. However the prospects for convergence of fixed-line and mobile services into a single seamless service - apparent in some overseas markets - are low in the short term.

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Thieves are getting the message – stolen mobiles are network blocked

Blocks on lost and stolen mobile phones from the mobile telecommunications industry’s handset blocking program fell nearly 26% in 2007. The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) figures show the average daily blocking rate of lost or stolen mobile phones was 258 handsets in 2007 compared to 487 in 2004.

30% Drop in Blocking Stolen Phones in Australia

Cellular News reports that the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has released figures showing blocks on lost and stolen mobile phones from the mobile telecommunications industry's handset blocking program fell nearly 30.2% in the 12 months to September, 2007.

Telco sailors land a heap of old mobiles for recycling

Thanks to those sailors who cleaned out their cupboards and drawers at work this week and handed them in for recycling at yesterday’s Telco Regatta. Mobilemuster received nearly 20 kg of mobile phone handsets, batteries and chargers, including 114 handsets.

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UK funds 5G pilot programs

The UK is moving ahead with the roll-out of 5G technologies and application with an announcement that the UK Government will fund six 5G pilot programs across the country to the value of £25m.