Australian mobile phone shipments rise 2% in 2009.

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 shipments jump!

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.

Challenging year ahead for industry and consumers, says TIO

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.

Global mobile predictions for 2009

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.

Mobiles drive digital economy

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.

Mobile content still gathering steam

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.

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Mobile broadband drives productivity growth across economies

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.

Number of mobile phones now exceeds Australia’s population

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.

Global Mobile Usage on the rise

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.

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Mobile industry welcomes Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s report

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.

One billion sales in 2007

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.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

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.

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Mobiles, lightning risks and other myths

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).

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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.