ACMA sets new special needs phone accessibility rules The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has updated industry rules to help ensure people with specific communications needs – such as people with vision and hearing impairments – can find out whether particular phones support their requirements.
21st April 2020
No slowdown in moves to 5G networks despite COVID 19: analyst Despite COVID-19 resulting in revenue pressures from slowing sales and consumer demand for new products, many major telecoms carriers say they still have the cash flow to move ahead with 5G deployments, according to one global data and analytics firm.
20th April 2020
NBN Co offers $150m to help low-income families, SMBs during lockdown National broadband provider NBN Co has created a $150 million fund to help low-income families with home schooling and small and medium-sized businesses and households who face financial issues during the coronavirus lockdown.
17th April 2020
ICT jobs suffer devastating drop in March during COVID-19 shutdown The information and communications technology jobs sector was absolutely hammered in March, listed among the top three sectors contributing to the decline in job ad numbers compared to the same month in 2019 as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown of the economy.
16th April 2020
Massive growth forecast with global 5G connections to reach 2.7 billion by 2025 The global adoption of 5G networks is set to skyrocket in the next five years, with new data estimating that by 2025 the number of 5G connections is expected to hit 2.7 billion worldwide - a growth of at least 20 times from this year’s figure of 120 million, according to one analyst firm.
15th April 2020
COVID-19 crisis pushes up NBN data demand from home workers The COVID-19 crisis has seen data demand during daytime business hours continue to grow on the National Broadband Network as more Australians self-isolate and shift their work, education and entertainment needs online, according to operators of the network, NBN Co.
14th April 2020
Human Rights Law Centre calls for ‘greater transparency’ for Govt’s Covid 19 phone app Australian not for profit advocacy organisation Human Rights Law Centre has called for greater transparency to be given to the Federal Government’s recently launched Coronavirus Australia app.
9th April 2020
Fingerprint authentication only safe in a fifth of cases: Cisco team Researchers from Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group say that using fingerprints for security is likely to work about 20% of the time. In the other roughly 80% of cases they tested, Paul Rascagneres and Vitor Ventura said they were able to clone prints that enabled them to bypass the security on different devices.
9th April 2020
‘Critical’ time for mobile services as COVID-19 impacts industry growth: analyst Increasing competition and the lowest net increase for six years had already put pressure on Australia’s mobile carriers even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, according to new research from analyst firm, Telsyte.
7th April 2020
ACCC pauses inquiry on NBN pricing, service standards due to COVID-19 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced a pause on its inquiries examining both NBN entry-level access pricing and wholesale service standards, to allow the communications sector to focus on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
6th April 2020