GUEST OPINIION by Mark Feetham, Partner, Thomson Geer: In Australia there is no legal right to ask for personal information held about you by a third party to be deleted. While that may not seem too consequential given the willingness with which we hand over our personal information to lead our digitally connected lives (for example through use of social media services), there are circumstances when it can be life defining.
The national broadband network faces three major challenges as it looks ahead to the era after its official rollout was completed, network expert Dr Mark Gregory says, adding that these are reducing the digital divide, upgrading to full-fibre in fixed access areas and contributing to provide universal access.
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and telecommunications lobby group Communications Alliance have issued the first edition of Keeping Australians Connected, providing guidance and industry advice around the delivery of telecommunications services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,
Australians are paying a high price for exceeding their data limits and have blown $152.6 million on excess data charges over the past 12 months, according to comparison website Finder.
The potential of 5G technology to benefit consumers dispels the ICT “industry myth” that consumers are unwilling to pay a premium on 5G, according to a newly published study which found that smartphone users are willing to pay 20% more for fifth-generation servic — including more broadband choices — and half of early adopters would pay as much as 32% more.
Telstra has predicted a new New Year's Eve record for data usage on its mobile network, with 2300TB to be used.
A top analyst and research firm says with data privacy controversies continuing to emerge, companies must "do more to reassure customers with clearer expectations about how their data is used".
Children as young as 12 will more than likely be getting their first smartphone this Christmas, with research by Telstra revealing that many parents will buy their kids a phone to keep them safe when they are away from home.
The Communications Alliance and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) have given their broad support to the Productivity Commission’s proposals and aims to increase the availability and use of data in Australia.
Vodafone says it has stepped up its campaign to reduce bill shock for mobile phone users with its biggest-ever plan shakeup including unlimited standard national calls and text in all its new plans.
This is no deja-vu glitch, but the new reality: Telstra has entered the Matrixx to deliver real-time mobile data usage alerts to its millions of customers.
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