Wireless + mobility > Mobility

Optus offers free calls to typhoon-rocked Philippines

13 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus is offering its subscribers free calls and SMS to the Philippines in the wake of typhoon Haiyan, and is helping provide emergency satellite phones for affected areas.


Amdocs continues push into network software

08 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Amdocs will buy Celcite for $136m in a bid to broaden the network management software and services it can offer to its telecom service provider customers.


Telco complaints drop to five-year low in FY13

23 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's telecom ombudsman has welcomed the 18% decline in customer complaints during FY13, hailing it as a sign the industry's revised consumer protection code is working.


Melbourne Comms Connect early bird regos about to close

17 October, 2013

Early bird registrations for the Melbourne Comms Connect event in late November close tomorrow, 18 October. The event, which will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 20-22 November, will cover the latest in radio communications, including wireless networks, IP convergence, mobile broadband and more.


BAI wins project management deal with NSW SES

14 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NSW State Emergency Services (NSW SES) has engaged BAI to provide project management capabilities for a statewide radio communications upgrade project.


Mobile app won't leave orangutans swinging

25 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Non-profit BOS Australia will next month launch a mobile app to allow smartphone users to donate to and learn more about their cause of rescuing and rehabilitating endangered baby orangutans.


ispONE assets sold to Melbourne's CONEC2

09 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The administrators for Australia's latest telecom reseller casualty ispONE have sold all its core assets to CONEC2, a Melbourne-based ICT group.


Microsoft's Nokia purchase too little, too late?

04 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has announced a $7.9bn deal to buy Nokia's devices and services business and license its patents, but it may be too late to build Windows Phone into a true smartphone contender.


The four golden rules of mobile device selection

04 September, 2013 by Dr Kevin McIsaac*, analyst, IBRS

Imposing an IT-driven corporate mobile device standard increases the risk of the CIO being forced into defending the decision against disgruntled end users, some of whom may have considerable influence. To avoid this, follow the four golden rules of mobility and ensure mobile device selection has business buy-in.


Kogan Mobile "muscled out" of the industry

22 August, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Around 120,000 Kogan Mobile prepaid customers will need to find a new provider, following the latest failure of an Australian telecom reseller - in this instance, ispONE.


ispONE sues Telstra, gains temporary injunction

13 August, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Wholesaler ispONE has sued Telstra, gaining a temporary injunction that prevents Telstra from terminating the supply of mobile services to ispONE and potentially cutting off mobile services to 280,000 consumers.


Enterprise mobility to cut network costs in half

25 July, 2013

Future networks will consist of roughly 80% wireless technologies and will be significantly cheaper to build and operate, according to a new report.


Sydney kids’ hospitals, Huawei team for e-health trial

09 July, 2013

The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and Huawei have presented results from a trial involving issuing APAC paediatric doctors with tablets loaded with up-to-date training materials.


Kogan defeats ispONE in Supreme Court battle; Govt paper addresses tech giant tax tricks

06 May, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Last week ispONE agreed to stop booting Kogan Mobile customers from its network without Kogan’s approval and the federal government launched an issues paper on the topic of multinational tax trickery.


Tablets invading the enterprise?

24 April, 2013 by Andy Purvis, General Manager ANZ, Acronis

The world is experiencing a historic influx of personal devices. But new ‘personal” devices aren’t staying at home - they’re coming into the workplace, and it’s giving some enterprise IT departments cause for concern as they confront the ways this bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend complicates one of their primary duties: data protection.


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