Australia tops GSMA mobile connectivity ranks for sixth straight year For the sixth year running, Australia has gained the top spot in the Mobile Connectivity Index put out by the GSM Association, an industry organisation that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide.

16th September 2020

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Optus in bid to lure broadband users with new NBN plans Australia's second largest telco, Singtel Optus, has unveiled a number of NBN plans on the two higher speeds that this network offers: 100/20Mbps and 50/20Mbps.

15th September 2020

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Global 5G smartphone shipments set to hit 278m units in 2020 Global 5G smartphone shipments in 2020 will reach 278 million units in 2020, with 62% of these being in Greater China technology analyst firm Canalys says, but the overall smartphone volume will drop 10.7% year-on-year.

14th September 2020

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Huawei positions own mobile OS, HarmonyOS, as rival to Android Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies will release its own mobile operating system, HarmonyOS, by year-end and position it as an alternative to Google's Android mobile operating system, a senior company official told a developers' conference in Dongguan on Thursday. The conference was streamed live on YouTube.

11th September 2020

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MNF Enterprise to provide IP-based telecoms to Government Communications provider MNF Enterprise has been selected as a preferred supplier to the Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) telecommunications marketplace.

10th September 2020

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Smartphone sales drop from impact of COVID-19, handset supply delays Demand for smartphones in Australia has declined marginally due to the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic and handset supply delays, with a 5% drop in sales of the phones in the first half of this year.

9th September 2020

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VoIP, smartphones drive wholesale voice carrier market to big gains The wholesale voice carrier market is likely to register significant gains in coming years owing to the increasing trend of international VoIP calling and rising penetration of smartphones, according to a recent study.

8th September 2020

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NBN Co extends additional CVC capacity offer for Internet retailers NBN Co has further extended its National Broadband Network 40% additional wholesale Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) capacity offer at no extra cost for Internet retailers until the end of November.

7th September 2020

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NBN Co extends additional CVC capacity offer for Internet retailers NBN Co has further extended its National Broadband Network 40% additional wholesale Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) capacity offer at no extra cost for Internet retailers until the end of November.

7th September 2020

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Australia finishes 62nd in world broadband speed rankings, NZ stands 23rd Australia has fared poorly among nations that managed to qualify for the 2020 Worldwide Broadband Speed League which looked at the speeds in 221 countries, being ranked 62nd with an average download speed of 25.65Mbps, and trailing New Zealand which finished 23rd with an average of 66.66Mbps.

4th September 2020

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