Using mobile devices for voice, messaging and internet access
Mobile phones and mobile internet devices are an increasingly important feature of Australia’s communications landscape. But to what extent have mobile phones become substitutes for fixed-line telephone and fixed-internet, and what is the influence of Australians’ age, location and living circumstances? The data in this research by ACMA snapshot provides some answers to those questions. Read more
WILL YOUR COMMUNITY BE ONE OF THE SMART21 OF TOP7?
ICF invites communities of all population sizes in developing and industrialized nations to apply for the international award program. There is no cost to submit a nomination. On average, ICF tracks the progress of 400 communities each year through its own research as well as nominations submitted by communities. Interested communities are encouraged to attend one of our orientation webinars on August 25 or August 27. Deadline for nominations is September 23, 2015.Click here for more information
GLOBAL MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS SURPASS 7 BILLION
New data from TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database reveal that global mobile subscribers have reached 7.1 billion, up from just seven million in 1989, and that the number of mobile lines in service will surpass the world’s population later this year. Even so, regional differences in wireless penetration and subscriber composition leave significant opportunity for growth in some areas.
Australia is lagging behind many nations in the application of IoT to both smart homes and smart cities, and leadership needs to come from the Government, says Frost & Sullivan.
The research company is preparing to publish, later this year, separate reports on smart cities and smart homes and according to Audrey William, head of research for the ICT Practice in ANZ, the company’s research has shown Australia to well behind on both counts.