Telecom News

  • Recently, a LONG discussion erupted on the Queensland Business Group on Facebook about the merits of a landline for your business, and whether, in this day and age, it is essential for your business to have a landline. Well, the quick answer is that you don’t have to have a landline. Many businesses can and will survive and thrive with just a mobile number. However, …

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  • International Data Corporation ( IDC) predicts worldiwde mobile payments will account for $1 trillion USD in value in 2017, up 124% from the less than $500 billion USD expected in 2015. Asia Pacific markets will contribute to this growth greatly as mobile commerce (or mCommerce) transactions with remote payments take off across the region. Driven by a high number of initiatives and diverse mCommerce maturity …

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  • New data from Juniper Research has revealed that the number of IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices will number 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015 a rise of over 285%. While IoT ‘smart home’ based applications grab media headlines, it is the industrial and public services sector – such as retail, agriculture, smart buildings and smart grid applications – that will …

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  • According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew just 15 percent annually to reach 340 million units in the second quarter of 2015. It was the smartphone industry’s slowest growth rate for six years. Apple and Huawei bucked the trend and grew rapidly to gain several points of marketshare in the quarter. Linda Sui, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, “Global smartphone …

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  • New data from Juniper Research has shown that m obile and online messaging traffic will reach 160 trillion per annum by 2019, up from 94.2 trillion this year equating to approximately 438 billion messages sent and received by users on a daily basis by 2019. These figures incorporate SMS, MMS, IM (Instant Messaging), Social Media and Email. Last year, email accounted for the largest share …

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