Displaying items by tag: Mobiles

Ratings agency S&P Global Ratings says there are positive signs that Telstra's underlying earnings may have reached an inflection point, support by receding NBN headwinds, momentum in its restructuring strategy and its mobile leadership in Australia.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Mobile subscriptions will recover by 3.4% in 2021 from a drop of a little more than 2% in 2020, the Economist Intelligence Unit has predicted in a new report, adding that the strongest growth would be seen in Asia and the Middle East.

The TCL Pro 10 is the first attempt by the company of the same name to sell a smartphone with its own branding in the Australian market, having got a taste of what conditions are like with hardware branded under the Alcatel and BlackBerry names.

Australian sports fans feel the use of emerging technologies has enhanced their overall viewing experience, but only a third (35%) of Australians have experienced emerging technologies during a recent sporting experience, far behind India (88%), Singapore (68%) and the United States (56%).

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:17

Fixed-line phone connections in decline: ACMA

There is a continuing decline in household landline telephones, according to a new report from the telecommunications regulator ACMA revealing that for the first time more than half of Australian adults rely solely on their mobile for making and receiving voice calls at home.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Smartphones are now considered essential by Australians to the extent that 94% will not leave home without their device, a survey by Deloitte Access Economics and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association has found.

Published in Mobility

The Global Positioning System will roll over this weekend, resetting clocks due to a problem similar to that which caused Y2K, a memo from the US Department of Homeland Security says, with effects expected to be much more severe than when the last rollover took place in 1999.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:29

More than 5b now have access to mobile services: GSMA

More than five billion of the world's population are now connected to a mobile network, up from 4.6 billion at the end of 2015, according to a study from the GSM Association released at the United Nations this week.

Published in Mobility

The Australian competition watchdog, the ACCC, says it will soon kick off a public review into the merger that is proposed between Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

South Korean giant Samsung Electronics has opened what is claimed to be the world's biggest manufacturing unit for mobile phones, with the expanded plant being in Noida, close to the Indian capital, New Delhi.

Published in Mobility

Excess data charges are the main reasons Australians are hit by additional costs for using their smartphones, with new research also revealing that exceeding call allowances and texting or calling from overseas are also primary reasons for Aussies incurring high mobile usage charges.   

Published in Mobility

Global technology research firm Gartner has predicted that spending on enterprise software will grow by 7.6% this year, compared to a rise of 5.3% in 2016.

Published in Market

The cost of fixed broadband is cited as the main reason why Australia has slipped two places to 18th on the World Economic Forum’s Networked Readiness Index. A total of 139 countries were surveyed.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 15 May 2017 06:45

OVO launches new 70Gb data-only plan

Mobile provider OVO has launched a new 4G data-only plan, offering 70GB for $79.95 over 30 days.

Published in Mobility
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Complaints about telco phone services have hit a nine year low, dropping by 9.4% in the three months to the end of last December, but the news is not so good for Internet services.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

A warning has been issued to mobile users by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) of a persistent and sophisticated SMS phishing campaign currently underway that is targeting mobile banking customers in both Australia and New Zealand.

Published in Security

If you recycle your old mobile phone at a Salvos Store this year you’ll help raise funds for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.

Published in Home Tech

Apple’s most recent iOS 9 update gives iPhone and iPad users a new feature – WiFi Assist – but it also brings with it a risk of unexpectedly high mobile phone bills, according to a warning issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Published in Wi-Fi
Thursday, 05 November 2015 18:19

Mobile coverage at 100% with SatSleeve says Optus

Optus claims it can now effectively deliver 100% mobile coverage across Australia by turning your smartphone into a satellite phone – but that’s only if you are in line of sight with a satellite and you have the latest SatSleeve satellite phone or a SatSleeve Hotspot Wi-Fi app from Thuraya.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
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