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Mobile Only Australians and The Changing Face Of Telco

Mobile Only Australians and The Changing Face Of Telco   Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) published survey data that gave some fascinating insights into the changing face of telecommunication in Australia. 31%, which is 5.78 million Australians, don’t have a fixed landline at home.  A 2009 report showed that 9 in 10 households Continue reading…

5G Spectrum Wars – Whose Gain, Whose Loss?

5G Spectrum Wars – Whose Gain, Whose Loss? The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has finally announced late November auction dates for 39 lots of residual mobile spectrum in 1.8GHz, 2GHz, 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands, opening up a new market of 38.5 million people across Australia. The spectrums come with a hefty price Continue reading…

Living On The Edge – Microsoft’s Future Teeters on The eSIM

Living On The Edge – Microsoft’s Future Teeters on The eSIM Microsoft has always dominated the personal computer (PC) market with their iconic Windows and Windows products. Unfortunately, the last decade has not been a good one for this technology behemoth. Apple invaded the PC market with their “Macs”, but that still did not Continue reading…

What’s Cooking in the McDonalds-Telstra Partnership?

What’s Cooking in the McDonalds-Telstra Partnership? McDonald’s has selected Telstra as its digital transformation partner and will pay the telco giant a whopping $90 million for rewiring the fast food retailer’s internal IT network. ‘Maccas’ wants Telstra to kit out their 850 restaurants in the country with fibre optic network cabling that will benefit Continue reading…

Telcos launch eSIMs to support wearables technology

  Telcos launch eSIMs to support wearables technology Until the Apple Watch 3, most wearables needed to sync with a mobile phone via blue tooth to be completely useful. If you have been an early smartwatch user (I jumped on the bandwagon mid last year), you probably missed a few calls because your phone Continue reading…