Telstra dumps 2G by end 2016, Optus in April 2017 and now Vodafone will follow suit turning off 2G GSM on 30 September 2017.
It’s a Genuinely Sad Moment for the GSM network in Australia, as Telstra ends it support by end 2016 and Optus does the same from April 2017.
As Telstra prepares for its GSM 2G network switch off in 18 months time, to the chagrin of many customers, Nokia separately says telcos should prepare for 100% GSM data growth.
Telstra is one of the few vendors to join a new group of telco vendors, mobile operators, content providers and device manufacturers to share best practices in LTE Broadcast.
GSM - the technology underpinning billions of mobile phones today - was born 25 years ago today on 7 September 1987 when mobile network operators from 13 European countries signed a memorandum of understanding in Copenhagen.
Satellite mobile service provider Indigo Telecom has introduced new $0 upfront plans for its dual mode (GSM & satellite all-in-one) mobile phones, claiming it will making ubiquitous telephony more affordable for bush dwellers. Users will be able to choose between Indigo's two handsets, with the $0 upfront post-paid plans starting at $79 a month.
Nokia Siemens Networks has reminded us that the first GSM call on a commercial network was made between Finland's former prime minister Harri Holkeri and vice mayor of the city of Tampere Kaarina Suonio on1 July 1991.
Singapore, 23 May 2011, iWOW Connections, expands its cellular product line with a compact TR-900C module, iWOW's first GSM/GPRS module with castellation form factor.
Global mobile industry body, the GSMA, has issued a set of high level privacy principles as a first step to improving safeguards around customer information.
China-based communications hardware provider Huawei is seeking a court order to prevent its intellectual property being transferred to Nokia Siemens Networks as part of Motorola's divestiture of its wireless network business.
The era of the iPhone being exclusive to one carrier in a market is officially over.
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