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.
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.
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.
At the next AMTA Networking Forum Nathan Burley, Telecommunications Analyst, Ovum will give a presentation on the “Challenges and Opportunities for the Mobile Telecommunications Industry”. Nathan will discuss issues such as: 3G evolution and migration; mobile broadband; mobile internet; the future of the mobile operator.
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).
The report Australian Mobile Telecommunications Industry Economic Significance and Contribution 2008, produced by Access Economics, says the mobile telecommunications industry plays a key role in the Australian economy because the enabling technology drives productivity across all sectors, which results in its indirect contribution outweighing its direct impact on the economy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shipments of mobile phone handsets to Australia in August jumped 10% over the same period 12 months ago, according to the latest official industry figures.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today issued its annual report on telecommunications market indicators.
Industry has introduced a range of tools to help young people gain affordable access to mobile phones
The mobile phone industry has introduced a range of tools, including pre-paids, to assist young people to gain access to the benefits of mobile phones in a financially responsible and affordable manner, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) said today.
Mobile telephony was an enabling technology that had boosted productivity across entire economy and the Australian industry “punches above its weight” in its economic impact on the economy, Access Economics researchers told an AMTA Members Forum meeting in Sydney last night.
Access Economics will give a presentation at the next AMTA Members Forum in Sydney on Thursday, June 14. The presentation by Access Economics’ senior economist Dr Kris Funston will give Members an insight into the preparation of an analysis of the benefits of the mobile telecommunications industry to the Australian economy.
By 2010, Ovum expects the Asia-Pacific region with India and China to host over 2 billion fixed and mobile voice connections, 42% of the global total.
More than 430,000 mobile phone handset were shipped to Australia during February, according to the latest industry shipment figures.
Think your mobile phone can do it all? Think again, reports Brisbane’s Courier Mail newspaper this week. According to the experts, you have only glimpsed what's possible.
Mobile phone handset shipments to Australia are off to a flying start in 2007 with the release of new industry figures showing there were a total of 481,936 handsets shipped in January.
India has become a hot-bed for the mobile markets, SDA Asia magazine reported this week. The mobile users in the country have doubled compared to the number of mobile users last year.
Industry experts will track global forecasts and market opportunities at the Mobile Content Australia 2007 Conference being held 27-28 March at Sydney’s Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Last year finished with a bang with record mobile phone shipments to Australia. According to the industry’s official figures, there were 8,735,090 mobile phone shipments last calendar year. This was 8.9% more than the previous record year of 8,021,724 in 2004.
Mobile phone handset shipments to Australia this year have passed the eight million mark, according to the latest industry figures. There were 816,980 handsets shipped to Australia in November, taking the total shipments for the 11 months of this calendar year to 8,052,692. Even with one month’s figures to go, this is higher than the record year in 2004 when 8,021,724 handsets were shipped to Australia.
Most schoolies will be keeping in touch with parents via their mobiles and so we think it's important that parents stay engaged via SMS or social media with their kids so that they know they can reach out for help if they do get caught in a sticky situation.
The Department of Communications and the Arts has just completed its public consultation on a suite of amendments to the regulatory framework governing carriers’ deployment of mobile network infrastructure. AMTA joined Communications Alliance in welcoming the opportunity to provide comment on the DoCA consultation paper.
AMTA and Communications Alliance made a joint submission in response to the Department of Communications and the Art’s consultation on the Exposure Draft of the Radiocommunications Bill 2017, as well the Department’s consultation papers on spectrum pricing and Government spectrum holdings.
Telstra and Optus have switched off their 2G mobile networks and Vodafone's 2G network will turn off at end of March 2018. Remaining 2G customers will need to either upgrade their SIM or handset to continue to receive service.