The Australian Government’s consultation package on proposed reforms to modernise and simplify Australia’s spectrum management framework is a welcome step towards maximising transparency, simplicity and efficiency.
As part of the process the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and the Mobile Wireless Forum (MWF) delivered a seminar in Melbourne last week to discuss the latest on the international EMF (Electromagnetic fields) exposure and compliance testing standards for 5G.
The ongoing evolution of mobile telecommunications heralds a new era in which 5G mobile technology will significantly augment and enhance the world in which we live – more than any generation before.
5G is much more than a faster radio access technology. It represents a fundamental change in communication network architectures that will enable innovative, revenue-generating services.
There are great expectations for and of the mobile industry according to the 2017 Annual Industry Survey Report published by Mobile World Live in collaboration with Accenture, Asiainfo andTech Mahindra,
How to reap the benefits of innovative technology AND foster trust
The inaugural GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index shows that Australia performs exceptionally well and consistently as the top ranked nation in the 2016 GSMA Index. The Index measures the performance of 134 countries, accounting for more than 95% of the world’s population, against the key enablers of mobile internet connectivity. Importantly, it tells us how specific countries and clusters of countries are performing. In short, Australia is regarded as a leader and our scores reflect a high degree of industry commitment, technical innovation and investment. What are the enablers and how are they measured? The enablers of mobile internet connectivity that inform the indicators selected for the Index are: Infrastructure – the availability of high-performance mobile internet network coverage (Australia’s score: 73.
Privacy Awareness Week runs from 15 to 19 May 2017, and it highlights the importance of getting data security right from the start. This includes how to effectively manage data security on mobile phones and apps.
IoT decision makers are putting a high priority on open standards for data and connectivity and on open source software standards
Australians have rallied together for a worthy cause, decluttering their homes and donating 60,000 old phones to recycle, which will allow OzHarvest to deliver the equivalent amount of meals to people in need.
The new Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, has acknowledged the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its importance to Australia.
The supply, possession and operation of mobile phone jammers in Australia is prohibited by the Australian Communications and Media Authority as such devices can cause significant interference to radiocommunications services, including mobile phone networks.
In his address to the annual National Consumer Congress, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims highlights the importance of consumer advocacy, the challenges presented by new technology and digital disruption, and what's ahead for the ACCC.
Can partnering with social causes and charities help to incentivise people and give them another reason why they should declutter and recycle?
On International Women’s Day, it is important to acknowledge that much can be done to improve digital and financial inclusion for women in low and middle income countries.
Optus will start switching off its 2G mobile network from April 2017 and Vodafone's 2G network will turn off in September 2017. Telstra already shut down its 2G mobile network at the end of 2016. The Optus 2G network in WA and NT will switch off on 3 April 2017 and in SA, QLD, VIC, NSW, TAS and ACT it will switch off on 1 August 2017. Most 2G customers will need to either upgrade their SIM or handset to continue to receive service. Contact your service provider to find out what your options are. While some customers may be happy to upgrade to smartphone, others may prefer to stick with a more straightforward phone just for text and voice. Service providers have a wide range of handsets available and can help affected customers decide what would suit them best. If you do decide to upgrade to a smartphone - make sure you do your research first to work out what phone and plan will best suit your needs.