Wireless + mobility

5G expected to dominate by 2025

02 March, 2017 by

New research suggests that commercial 5G networks will start being widely deployed at the start of the next decade.

Global mobile money users surpass 500m

01 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 to launch LTE-Broadcast this year

28 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 revives the Nokia 3310

27 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

CeBIT hones in on 5G mobile communications

23 February, 2017 by

Application scenarios for the new 5G wireless communications standard will be on show at the CeBIT event in Germany.

Optus switches on 4.5G in Macquarie Park

22 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 on top of the Sydney mobile market

22 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 ranks 7th for mobile engagement

16 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

ACCC broadband speed guidance causes concern

14 February, 2017 by

Industry is concerned with the Australian Communications and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) available information on broadband speed.

IoT install base to grow 31% in 2017: Gartner

10 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 Toughpad FZ-N1 3-in-1 handheld tablet

09 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: Panasonic Australia Pty Limited

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.

Mobile commerce still not in fashion

06 February, 2017 by

A poll of shoppers in the Asia Pacific has revealed that only 15% used apps to buy apparel in the past year.

Apple retakes crown as top smartphone vendor

02 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

IoT, M&As to be hot trends at MWC

01 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Huawei Mate 9 Android device

25 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: Huawei Technologies Australia P/L

The Huawei Mate 9 Android device features a Kirin 960 chipset for fast computing performance.

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