In the 10 years since the launch of the first mobile money service, 277 such services have launched across 92 countries — but there remains plenty of room for growth, according to the GSMA.
Telstra is working with network equipment provider Ericsson to deploy LTE-Broadcast nationwide by 2018, to help improve the mobile video experience for subscribers.
HMD, the company established to develop handsets using the Nokia brand, has brought back the popular Nokia 3310 feature phone and launched three new Android-based smartphones.
Application scenarios for the new 5G wireless communications standard will be on show at the CeBIT event in Germany.
Optus has selected Macquarie Park as the site for its initial launch of a new 4.5G network capable of delivering speeds of over 1 Gbps during network testing.
Vodafone was the market leader in Sydney during the second half of 2016, while remaining third-ranked nationally and in most other capital cities.
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.