Mobile phone shipments have risen for the fourth time in five months with just over nine million mobiles shipped in the past year and the rolling annual total hitting a nine-month high, says CommSec using AMTA’s shipment figures.
Mobile phone shipments continue to steadily increase, according to the latest official industry figures for June 2009.
CommSec says AMTA’s mobile phone shipment figures for May 2009 were showing signs of cautious consumer optimism.
There were 2.8 million mobile phones shipped to Australia in the first four months of this year, indicating that despite the difficult financial times, mobile telecommunications is quite high on Australians’ list of discretionary household expenditure. The latest figures published by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) show a 1.7% increase in shipments compared to the four-months period in 2008.
Mobile phone handset shipment figures for Australia have held up well during the first four months of this year, according to the latest industry figures.
There were 788,908 shipments of mobile phones to Australia in March 2009, according to the latest industry figures. The shipments in March were up 51.27% on the previous month.
The telecommunications industry’s consumer protections code of practice will be an important benchmark during the difficult conditions the industry faces over the next year. Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Deirdre O’Donnell said that she expected that tighter economic conditions would lead to increased focus on the billing of phone and internet bills as people sought ways to cut their expenditure.
There were 521,512 shipments of mobile phones to Australia in February 2009, according to the latest industry figures.
Mobile shipment figures to Australia for January have held up well despite gloomy global economic predictions and the slowing economy in Australia.
This year will undoubtedly be a tough year for many global economies. However, despite uncertain forecasts, Acision, the world‘s leading messaging company, believes that the changing economic landscape will present many revenue opportunities for service providers.
The Mobile Carriers Forum has welcomed the continuing decline in complaints to the ACMA regarding the Industry’s consultation practices when establishing telecommunications facilities.
Nearly 9990,000 mobile phone handsets were shipped to Australia in November, according to the latest Informark shipment figures.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Communications Report 2007-08 highlights the growing impact and importance of mobile telecommunications as a driver of productivity across the entire economy and the key role played by the technology in balancing family, work and social needs.
As forecasts with big numbers catch marketers’ eyes, hard data reminds us that in many ways, mobile content is still finding its foothold. Most mobile phone users in the US are sticking with the basics for now, according to data released in October 2008 by Accenture.
An Ovum report in the United States has shown that the proliferation of mobile wireless technology and services in the US, particularly wireless broadband, is having a massive impact on the productivity of the entire economy with significant benefits flowing to small businesses and health care from the use of wireless broadband.
Ten thousand Australians have sought and obtained site specific information regarding electromagnetic energy (EME) levels around base stations over the past 12 months from the Mobile Carriers Forum’s Radio Frequency National Site Archive (RFNSA).
Two annual statutory reports prepared by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on telecommunications competitive safeguards, and changes in the prices paid for telecommunications services were tabled in Parliament yesterday.
Brazil, Russia, India and China -collectively known as BRIC - represent the next great growth curve for both the mobile and interactive marketing industries. Home to over 40% of the world's population, the BRIC countries form the core of an emergent global middle class that will number over 1 billion people by 2015.
Research firm Gartner said West European mobile phones sales fell 16.4% in the first-quarter compared with the year-earlier period, the first fall in the region since Gartner began tracking device sales in 2001, Dow Jones reports.
For the first time, there is now more than one mobile service for every Australian, with 21.26 million mobile phone services in operation at 30 June 2007, a 7.6 per cent increase from 19.76 million the year before, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority Communications Report 2006-07, released today.
A new survey undertaken by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has highlighted consumer perceptions of mobile phone services and the important part they play in the lives of the community. ACMA’s work reflects AMTA’s own research and points to an exciting year of growth in 2008, particularly in data use and mobile broadband.
The mobile telecommunications industry has introduced a range of tools to help consumers to gain access to mobile phone services in a financially responsible manner, the Chief Executive Officer of AMTA, Chris Althaus, said this week.
The average family home in Australia has almost three televisions, three mobile phones, two computers, two DVD players and a video-game console. One in five children has a TV in their bedroom, with the same amount finding space for a PC — a rate which has more than doubled from 10 years ago.
Mobile phone users in China sent 429 billion text messages in 2006, while India added more mobile subscribers in the year than Britain had in total, as the two countries joined Brazil and Russia in driving growth in the sector, the International Herald Tribune reports.
November was another bumper month for mobile phone handset shipments with the total for the first 11 months of 2007 edging towards 9 million shipments
Mobile usage has continued to grow strongly according to a recent global study. The research group Informa Telecoms and Media estimates global mobile connections have reached 3.3 billion – one for every 2 people in the world. This estimate reflects a growth of 18% from the 2006 result of 2.8 billion.
October was a record month for the shipment of mobile phones to Australia with numbers surpassing the one million mark for the first time.
The mobile telecommunications industry welcomes the release of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s Report for 2007 this week. The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), Chris Althaus, said the report provided the industry with valuable feedback, which is used to improve customer services.
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s complaint statistics provide carriers with good business intelligence to help them to do business better and serve their customers, the new Ombudsman, Deirdre O’Donnell, told an AMTA Members Forum in Sydney yesterday.
Global sales of mobile handsets continue to boom along with strong local results. Industry analyst, Gartner Inc., has noted strong growth in global handset sales with an increase of just over 17% in Q2 2007 compared to the same period last year.
Notice is hereby given that the annual General Meeting of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association Limited will be held at Optus - 1 Lyonpark Road, Macquarie Park - Sydney at 11.45am on Thursday 29th November, 2018.
GARI helps consumers find a device with the accessibility features that work best for their particular needs.
Mobile phones do not have any characteristics which would make them attractive to lightning strikes. While it is sensible to avoid using a fixed- line (copper wire) phone during a thunderstorm; the same precaution does not apply to mobile phones or fibre optic cable (e.g. NBN).
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.
No doubt, your kids have told you that everyone else at school already has a phone, and in fact, ACMA research found that 80% of Australian teenagers (aged 14-17) are now using a smartphone. The advice from experts can be confusing when it comes to smartphones and kids as differing opinions are strongly held.