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Telstra launches Smart Wi-Fi Booster Gen 3 to generate faster Wi-Fi speeds at home Telecommunications company Telstra launches the Smart Wi-Fi Booster Gen 3 to make home Wi-Fi connections better.  Open RAN solution slashes total cost of ownership and fast-tracks innovations Rakuten Symphony, Intel and Juniper Networks introduce next generation distributed RAN and transport solution to further simplify Open RAN deployments at scale. Ericsson and Telstra’s low latency low loss...

27th October 2021

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Ericsson launches Time-Critical Communication IoT product to enhance 5G Telecommunications company Ericsson launches an end-to-end solution that will guarantee consistent low latency and high reliability demanded by applications and services for consumers, enterprises, and the public sector.  New report highlights need for government and industry action on telco affordability Households struggling with the cost of connectivity would benefit from the introduction of new rules that...

26th October 2021

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Australian Government, Telstra jointly acquire Digicel Pacific Telstra has teamed up with the Australian Government to acquire Digicel's business in the South Pacific region for US$1.6 billion (A$2.14 billion), plus an additional US$250 million depending on how the business fares over the next three years. NEXTDC to develop a Darwin data centre in partnership with the Northern Territory Government NEXTDC a data centre provider has announced the purchase of land in Darwin for the...

25th October 2021

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Breakthrough report finds hybrid working will boost Australia’s future Australia’s economy could be $18 billion larger and more than 42,000 extra full-time jobs could be created over the next decade if the country adopts a hybrid working future. 5G networks still to reach market penetration tipping point finds Omdia research Only 14% of 5G networks have reached 10% subscriber penetration according to the latest Omdia research. While 147 operators had launched 5G by the end of June 2021,...

22nd October 2021

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Opensignal examines Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone on 5G and mobile experience Telecommunications company Telstra takes the top spot for its 5G upload speed while Optus ranks first for its download speed, according to the 5G Experience report by independent telco research firm Opensignal.  Optus has seen 4.5Gbps 5G mmWave speeds in its initial testing, and is calling its version 'Optus 5G Max' If you want to experience 5G at maximum speeds, you'll need to do so using a smartphone...

21st October 2021

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Aussie Broadband 1Q FY22, continuing to steam ahead despite NBN CVC challenges Aussie Broadband provided a trading update for the quarter ending 30 September 2021.  Overall active broadband connections increased by 44,932 or 11% QoQ, business broadband connections increased by 4,639 or 13% QoQ, and mobile services increased by 3,841 or 15% QoQ. 5G drives network hardware and services spending to almost $12 billion The annual spending of private cellular networks on network hardware...

20th October 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.