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Mobile data traffic increased almost 300-fold over 10 years - Ericsson Mobility Report Ericsson global insights reveal an almost 300-fold increase in mobile data traffic since 2011, the year in which Ericsson Mobility Report was first published.  5G services revenue to reach US$600 billion by 2026 driven by consumer and IoT sectors Revenue generated by 5G services will reach US$600 billion by 2026, accounting for 77% of global operator-billed revenue, according to a study by Juniper...

1st December 2021

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Government partners with industry to stop scam text messages The Federal Government says it has taken strong action to shut down scam text messages, making an important regulatory amendment empowering the telecommunication sector to identify and block SMS scams at source.  Optus switches on Standalone 5G network for limited trial The first Optus customers in Australia have now been connected to a multi-band 5G standalone network as Optus launches Australia’s an end-to-end service...

30th November 2021

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Optus invites customers to donate their unused phones Telecommunications company Optus extends its Donate Your Data program – Donate Your Device, inviting customers to donate their unused phones to people are in need.  TPG Telecom allocated  2.1GHz spectrum in Singapore The Singapore Infocomm Media Authority (IMDA), the Singapore equivalent of the ACMA, announced the results of its 2.1 GHz spectrum auction. Telstra-owned Digicel may face $36m in new PNG tax Super taxes...

29th November 2021

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Ericsson and Telstra announce industry first deployment of 5 radio access technologies on one radio using spectrum sharing Ericsson, in partnership with Telstra, announced the first successful deployment of Radio 4480 with 5 radio access technologies at Ballarat, Victoria. Mavenir launches 4G Open RAN small cell for outdoor deployment Network software provider Mavenir unveils the commercial availability of its 4G Open RAN small cell for outdoor deployments, expanding its MAVair radio and...

26th November 2021

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HyperOne sees economic potential in rural areas National fibre network HyperOne will help unlock the economic potential of regional Australia, according to research by Deloitte Access Economics.  IoT Analytics report offers a bird’s eye view of the IoT landscape Market insights provider IoT Analytics has published its IoT Platform Companies Landscape 2021 Insights Report and a 2021 list of IoT Platform Companies. Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung lead 5G RAN outside of China According...

25th November 2021

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TIO report: Defending phone and internet accounts from fraudsters The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) released a report on systemic investigations into fraud enabled through phone and internet accounts. Macquarie Telecom leverages SD-WAN to expand its footprint Macquarie Telecom deploys its SD-WAN services to 6,000 sites across Australia. Equinix to provide connectivity hubs for subsea cable between Australia and the Middle East Digital infrastructure company Equinix...

24th November 2021

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By way of descriptive and comparative analysis, the subscriber bases and revenues of television, fixed and mobile telephony, and fixed and mobile broadband segments of the Russian and Vietnamese telecommunications markets for the period of 2015-2019 were analysed. The results of the study revealed similar global trends in the telecommunications markets of Russia and Vietnam. Fixed and mobile telephony revenues are declining, since customers prefer new communication technologies to the old ones. The television subscriber base is growing in both countries; TV revenues are increasing in the Russian market and somewhat declining in the Vietnamese telecommunications market. With further penetration of broadband, more customers are upgrading their television from Free TV to Pay TV (IPTV and OTT services). The results of the study confirmed the global consumer trends in telecommunications markets and the applicability of approaches used herein for other countries.

The few studies in South American developing countries that refer to the adoption of e-commerce in SMEs require knowledge of how this context is presented. The objective of this study addresses this need and seeks to determine the variables that influence the adoption of e-commerce in SMEs in Colombia. The measurement tool (IMAES) was applied using a digital questionnaire; 263 surveys were collected in SMEs and the data were analysed using the partial least squares methodology, validating tool and model. The results found that Colombian SMEs adopt e-commerce because of pressure from senior management, performance expectations, the competitive advantage it offers, and pressure from their customers. This is one of the first studies in the region that empirically analyses the adoption of e-commerce, as well as describing the theoretical framework for this line of research.

As digital technologies advance, the digital world is integrated with the real one through various digital platforms. Digital transformation in organizations is essentially based on emerging technologies and social and digital platforms. The purpose of this study is to help organizations choose the appropriate platforms to interact with customers and participate in the digital world in accordance with the maturity they gain in using these digital technologies. The present research, by synthesizing empirical studies on the use of various social platforms in organizations, provides a conceptual map of the relationship between the platform type and the maturity stage of organizations. According to the findings of this study, general social networks are suitable platforms for organizations with the first-stage maturity characteristics. Various social networks and creativity works sharing sites were recognized as suitable for the second stage; and public blogs and educational materials sharing for the third stage. Microblogs, discussion forums, and business networking sites are also appropriate for organizations with the characteristics of stages four and five. Using the findings of this research, organizations will be able to identify a social platform appropriate to their stage of readiness and maturity and make the most out of its benefits.

Authored by Michael de Percy

The purpose of this article on the policy legacies from Australia’s early telecommunications history is not to present a counterfactual to Australia’s choice of public monopoly provision of early telecommunications services, but rather to indicate the extent that politics limited the private sector’s role in deploying early telegraph and telephone infrastructure in Australia. The article begins by outlining a theoretical framework for analysing government’s role in deploying new telecommunications technologies, before investigating some of the less familiar literature on the historical impact of government intervention on the private sector in the early Australian telegraph and telephone industries. It then discusses some of the political issues relating to the subsequent liberalisation of the telecommunications industry in Australia and concludes with a discussion of the historical legacies of government intervention on the private sector in the Australian telecommunications industry.

Authored by John de Ridder

The author is advising the Cook Islands on how to introduce mobile competition, drawing on the experience of Australia. In both countries the impact of infrastructure competition on mandated geographically uniform pricing is being (or proposed to be) addressed with a levy. The different approaches to measuring costs and setting the levy are contrasted. The paper proposes that a universal service levy has to be coupled with consistent access pricing to have efficient competition consistent with universal service policy. Interconnection between networks is free but the pricing of resold wholesale services should be consistent with the aims of the levy; to ensure universal service and efficient competition.

Authored by David Soldani

This article reviews the 6G global landscape and the most relevant private and public initiatives, with US$ billions of investments in next generation information and communication (ICT) systems and application services. Then, it presents the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) technology roadmap towards 6G and 5G New Radio (NR) releases. This is followed by an introduction to the latest shift in paradigm “from Internet of Things (IoT) to Internet of Intelligence (IoI)”, which paves the way towards 6G wireless. The new system is anticipated to provide pervasive connectivity to functions with the ability to represent knowledge, process knowledge, and make decisions, with or without human intervention. Beyond that, the paper discusses the new carrier frequency bands above 110 GHz; and innovative fundamental enabling technologies, such as integrated semantic communication and sensing, low earth orbiting satellites, quantum key distribution, post quantum cryptography, and distributed ledger technology; and portrays a network vision for 6G wireless, looking to 2030 and beyond. Conclusions are drawn on 6G prospects, the needs of security by design for 6G; as well as the potential of 6G for securely connecting pervasive intelligence and preserving privacy; and new research directions to cater for new use categories and requirements.