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4G Customers Will Benefit From 5G Roll Out

As Australia continues to roll out 5G networks, experts say there are unintended benefits for those who choose to hold on to their 4G devices based on what happened in South Korea. In the Asian country, there were plenty of early adopters who purchased 5G devices quickly. What ended up happening in that market was a boost in 4G network performance because heavy data users migrated from 4G networks to 5G. It is highly likely the same thing will happen in Australia and other markets around the world.

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The Limitless Potential Of 5G

Like all technological revolutions throughout history the coming 5G deployment has generated intense debate amongst consumers and businesses alike. The discussions centre around the benefits of the technology, its possible use cases, which industries are likely to benefit the most and just how much revenue it will deliver for the telecoms industry. According to the latest research from Ericsson, consumers expect that 5G will provide relief from network related issues in crowded spaces.

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Australian Banks Launch Mobile Payments Platform

Australians Bringing Their Own Device When Signing Up To New Mobile Plans

The latest research from Roy Morgan suggest that the 18.6 million Australians that own mobile phones are increasingly bringing their own phones with them when they subscribe to a new mobile phone plan. In 2019, the vast majority of the Australian population (89.9%) own a mobile device which is an increase of 0.7 per cent year on year and an increase of 2.1 per cent from 2017. That represents quite an important shift for mobile phone service providers.

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The Reality Of 5G 

So you are sitting on a park bench in a Sydney suburb flipping through the Google Play Store for a game and decide upon PUBG. The game is 2.046 GB and takes less than a minute to download which is far quicker than the nearly 6 minutes it would take to download it using an office broadband connection. This is thanks to 5G and if you think this is the future, it is very nearly the present. 5G has been hailed as the next big tech revolution that will power everything from self-driving cars to smart cities. 

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How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Australians Spending More Time Consuming Online Video 

According to Zenith Media, advertising spending in Australia on online video increased by 26.2 per cent to $1.4 billion and now makes up 8 per cent of the total spending in the country. If that growth is astonishing, the projected future growth rate of 24 per cent for the next three years until 2022 is eye watering. Key to this growth forecast are connected televisions, with 23 per cent of all inventory being sold through connected televisions. In Australia an increasing number of people across all demographics are consuming video. 

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New App Promises To Help Make Responding To Emails Much Quicker

Western Australian Farmers Develop Their Own 4G Network 

Very little is likely to generate as much as angst as a slow internet connection and frequent mobile drop outs. For Australia’s farmers this is a key issue they face because they typically live beyond the range of mobile phone towers or fibre optic networks. One group of farmers in Western Australia has decided not to wait for the telecoms companies to deliver on their promise and intend to deploy technology themselves. 

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Mobile Internet Outperforms Broadband In Australia 

It is no secret that Australian mobile data speeds are amongst the fastest in the world whilst fixed line broadband leaves much to be desired. The latest data sheds new light on the experience of surfing the internet on computer or television. According to Point Topic a broadband market analytics company based in the UK, Australian broadband costs for entry level plans are the least affordable amongst developed countries. 

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MIT Spinoff Develops More Powerful Smartphone Batteries

The End Of The Landline Is Near 

The first true icon of the 20th century is arguably the landline telephone that has been connecting Australians and people all over the world for more than one hundred years. That era is now firmly near its ends. Less than twenty years ago, it was not possible to walk into a home and not see a landline phone next to a Yellow Pages. These days one would be hard pressed to find a home with a landline. In 2001, over 96 per cent of homes in Australia had landline. This year that figure has fallen to 48.6 per cent according to the latest data from Roy Morgan. 

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Apple Launches AirPods Pro

Apple Launches AirPods Pro

After its recent Beats Solo Refresh, Apple has launched a new set of AirPods that incorporate noise-cancelling technology. AirPods Pro are wireless headphones that come with microphones to detect external sound and cancel those sounds out. According to Apple, the noise cancellation adapts the sound signal two hundred times per second. The new AirPods Pro also have a transparency mode that allows users to filter environmental noise into the headphones.

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New Technology Developed To Deliver Wireless Gigabit Internet Access

61 Per Cent Of Broadband Connections Below 24Mbps

More than 60 per cent of Australian consumers estimate their download speeds on broadband at less than 24Mbps according to the latest set of numbers. The data was collected and presented by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), after assuming responsibility for data collection from the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2018. The ACCC has said it intends to change the type of statistics collected in the report meaning this is this latest report is a one off.

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