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.
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.
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.
Nearly 9990,000 mobile phone handsets were shipped to Australia in November, according to the latest Informark shipment figures.
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.
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 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.
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.
The official industry figures show that there were 715,484 shipments of mobile phone handsets to Australia in July 2007. This took the total shipments for this calendar year to 4.54 million.
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.
There were more than 773,500 mobile phone handsets shipped to Australia in April 2007, taking the total for the first four months of 2007 to 2.23 million handsets.
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.
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.
Report from Deloitte Access Economics on 5G - the next generation of mobile telecommunications.
See a video demonstration of how 5G will improve latency - network reaction time.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes Google to the industry’s official recycling program MobileMuster.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association is pleased to announce that HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has joined MobileMuster.
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.