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Australian Banks Launch Mobile Payments Platform

Australia Prepares For 5G Adoption

As much as 80 per cent of all Australian businesses say they are prepared to adopt 5G services by 2022. The new network is being hyped for its connection speeds which is said to be up to 100 times faster than the current 4G network. 5G also promises to deliver greater network availability and device capability. In Australia some Telcos have rolled out 5G services in select cities across the country.

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Australians Excited By 5G

Australia was the third country in the world that rolled out 5G networks which is fifth generation mobile network technology and it appears as if the tech will be just as big a leap forward as 4G was when that was rolled out in 2011. Downloads using 5G networks are between ten to twenty times faster than 4G which makes it possible to download an entire movie in 5 seconds.

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Ericsson Bullish On The Future Of 5G

Ericsson, the Swedish telecoms network equipment maker predicts that by the end of 2025 superfast 5G will cover up to 65 per cent of global population. In a recently published report, the company which is one of the suppliers of 5G infrastructure said 5G networks will be handling as much as 45 per cent of mobile data traffic within six years. The company has also predicted that by the mid 2020s there will be 2.6 billion 5G mobile contracts globally.

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The Promise Of 5G Networks According To Qualcomm

For many years now the mobile industry has been touting how next generation 5G networks will change the way we use the internet and revolutionise everything from agriculture to manufacturing and automotive. After years of hyping the technology, 2020 seems to be the year that 5G becomes a reality and goes mainstream. All the big US mobile phone service providers have already launched 5G services in select cities across the country. Smartphone manufacturers like Samsung and LG have already launched 5G compatible devices.

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Australians Growing Increasingly Dissatisfied With Mobile And Internet Banking

According to last year’s J.D. Power Australians Retail Banking Satisfaction Study, consumer satisfaction with mobile and internet banking declined in 2019. Consumers say they are not satisfied with the current slate of digital banking offerings. Consumer satisfaction with their mobile banking apps fell a whopping 27 points and internet banking satisfaction fell by 25 points in 2018. Consumer dissatisfaction was across the board for all the Big Four lenders. 

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Five Tips For Staying Safe Online 

As the world hurtles towards a complete transformation into digital, criminals have evolved and are now engaged in online scams and cybersecurity attacks. Unfortunately for scammers, senior citizens have become the main target. According to a recent survey that polled almost 5,000 Australians aged over 50, nearly a quarter said they had been the victim of and internet scam. Another finding was that those who less frequently use the internet were much more likely to fall prey to a scam regardless of age. Here are a few tips for the elderly to say safe. 

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Samsung Galaxy Fold Is In Store Now 

Samsung launched its first foldable smartphone in Australia in October last year at a cost of $2,999. As its name suggests the main selling point of this 7.3-inch OLED device is the middle flex that enables it to fold into a pocketable shape. On the outside is a smaller 4.6-inch display that means owners can continue to use it even when it is closed and thanks to some special software, tasks started on one screen automatically carry on to the second screen. 

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New Technology Developed To Deliver Wireless Gigabit Internet Access

Lets Start Talking About 6G 

With 5G networks yet to be deployed globally and the debate over vendors, Huawei as already begun research into 6G, which is the term used to describe 6th generation mobile wireless internet networks and the successor to 5G. According to technology website The Logic, Huawei is the latest to join a small group of companies that has begun researching 6G. The company says its research will take place at its Canadian lab and is in talks with Canadian university researchers. 

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Why You Should Switch To Mobile Broadband

Fixed line broadband can be a little bit of a crap shoot. Sometimes it doesn’t work as well as advertised. Depending on the kind of technology deployed in the area you live and the type of plan you stump up for, it is possible you end up with speeds of as little as 20 Mbps which is obviously much less than ideal. If you are disillusioned with sluggish, unreliable internet, then you may just want to consider finding an alternative to your fixed line connection.

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Mobile Broadband Is A Good Alternative To Fixed Line Broadband 

There used to be only two kinds of mobile plans, one which gave subscribers very limited data allowances and the other extremely expensive. Fortunately, in Australia, those days are well behind us now. For those who need a definition, mobile broadband, as its name suggests, is an internet service delivered over mobile networks. Over the last few months the cost of 4G mobile broadband plans have been falling steadily whilst data allowances have been becoming more generous.

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