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Global ratings agency S&P Global Ratings has forecast that IT spending will grow between 2% and 3% in the year ahead, an improvement from 2019.

Published in Business Intelligence

Spending on technology products and services in Australia is forecast to total $93.7 billion this year - up 3 percent from 2018 - and to grow 4.6 percent to reach almost $98 billion in 2020, in contrast to a global slowdown in IT spending forecast by Gartner.

Published in Market
Friday, 11 October 2019 13:45

Global PC market achieves record growth: analyst

The global PC market, inclusive of desktops, notebooks and workstations, grew 4.7% in the third quarter of this year to 79.9 million units, recording the best growth performance since the first quarter, according to a new analyst report.

Published in Market
Monday, 02 October 2017 13:34

Billions at stake from tariffs elimination: ITIF

The US-based global Information Technology and Innovation Foundation research and educational institute claims that joining the Information Technology Agreement — an international pact eliminating tariffs on hundreds of information and communications technology products — could boost the economies of developing countries by billions of dollars.

Published in Strategy

It's not just you. Other companies find the cost of international roaming and overseas calls puts a crimp on productivity.

Simple. Just send and SMS, or several million. The amount of data transferred with an SMS makes it the most expensive data service on the planet by a country mile. And while that might be an extreme example, a report from Market Clarity lays bare the huge variation in the prices of fixed and mobile broadband data services in Australia.

Published in Cornered!
Thursday, 14 October 2010 22:04

Optus re-invents prepaid with 'Dollar Days'

While most mobile prepaid offerings blab on about notional 'value' which means nothing when call rates are not specified, Optus has come up with a radically different approach.

Published in Mobility

Telstra has revised its combined broadband and telephony offerings to co-incide with the launch of T-Box.

Published in Home Tech
Virgin Mobile has been quick to point out that the new capped plans announced by VHA yesterday with much-touted unlimited on-net calling are what it has been offering for some time.

Published in Mobility
VHA, the merged Vodafone Australia and Three has taken its first step towards harmonising the current offers with the announcement of new capped voice and data plans that are common to both brands and that feature unlimited on-net calling. However the company is still do decide which brand it will carry forward long term.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 04:16

Virgin Mobile offers call and text credit "rollover"

Virgin Mobile has launched a suite of capped mobile plans under which unused call credit can be rolled over into the following month. If its survey results are to be believed, they should see customers flocking to Virgin Mobile in droves, but the reality is likely to be rather different.

Published in Home Tech
Lebara Mobile -  the UK based mobile service provider and recent entrant to the Australian market that specialising in providing low cost international calls from mobiles - has cut its already low rates to as low as one cent per minute for six destinations.

Published in Home Tech
AAPT has upgraded its bundled broadband and home phone Anytime Unlimited plan to include free local and national fixed line calls.

Published in Home Tech
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Monday, 08 September 2008 07:31

Unwired ups wireless broadband data quotes

Faced with increasing competition from 3G wireless broadband services, Unwired has cut prices and increased data volumes on its plans.

Published in Home Tech
The European Union is at loggerheads with leading hi-tech exporting countries - The US, Japan and Taiwan - for applying import tariffs to goods that were previously tariff free, on the grounds that new features have expanded the functionality of these products.

Published in Market

Virgin Mobile, a subsidiary of Optus, has finally launched the iPhone 3G as widely predicted, but with the surprise of a ginormous 5GB data plan - the first decent iPhone data plan yet. But with pricing for the 16GB and the 8GB model on the $100 plan identical, why would anyone bother with the 8GB unit? And what about concerns that Virgin Mobile's broadband network is 'not reliable"?

Published in Mobility
Optus has released a report commissioned from Spectrum Value Partners claiming it shows that Telstra has the most expensive, or second most expensive, consumer DSL broadband pricing plans of incumbent telecommunications providers in eighteen OECD countries.

Published in Home Tech
Although Telstra’s published iPhone 3G plans are decidedly not “capped plans” of the type Vodafone and Optus are offering, one Telstra customer has told iTWire they were able to use their existing plan after buying an iPhone 3G from Telstra outright. What gives?

Published in Mobility
A news report suggests Optus is set to launch the iPhone with only 1GB of included download, although the news report in question considers 1GB to be ‘hefty’. Still, it appears Optus will allow you to unlock the iPhone and there will be a 12 month contract – along with other details!

Published in Mobility
3 Mobile drops its prices, then Telstra launches its $0 iPhone attack while even giving some prices but not yet exposing the whole enchilada. Meanwhile, doubts arise over Telstra’s iPhone working properly in the bush, a Griffin case might come to the rescue – and 3 Mobile Hong Kong launches prices, data and plans for the iPhone 3G - which could be the world's best value!

Published in Mobility
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