Australia has achieved a Global Mobile Engagement Index (GMEI) score of 4.5 in the GSMA's latest consumer research, which ranked countries' consumers in terms of mobile device usage.
Industry is concerned with the Australian Communications and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) available information on broadband speed.
The total install base for IoT devices is on track to reach 8.4 billion by year-end, with consumers leading the adoption charge in terms of device volumes while enterprises lead in terms of spending.
Panasonic has launched a fully rugged 3-in-1 handheld tablet, adding to its portfolio of enterprise-grade mobile devices. The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-N1 combines the productivity benefits of a mobile barcode reader, phone and tablet into one fully ruggedised device, built to protect against drops, heat and cold, vibration, dust and rain.
A poll of shoppers in the Asia Pacific has revealed that only 15% used apps to buy apparel in the past year.
Apple surpassed Samsung during the fourth quarter for the first time in five years to become the world's top smartphone vendor by unit shipments.
This year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world's largest gathering of mobile industry representatives, is expected to be dominated by discussions of topics including the IoT as well as collaboration with other verticals.
Samsung has announced the findings of its thorough investigation into the causes of the exploding batteries in its now-discontinued Galaxy Note7 smartphone line.
Google's Play store App Security Improvement program has detected and secured 90,000 apps
Privacy concerns have been raised with regards to public Wi-Fi, as NSW State Transit introduces the service on all public buses.