Plummeting demand in China has pushed global smartphone sales into decline during the first quarter of 2018, but shipments are expected to move back into growth in 2019, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
The smartphone is increasingly energy hungry. It is using more energy in a day than the average refrigerator - but because we are not individually paying for it, the costs are hidden to us.
A mobile phone for calling and messaging, in tandem with a meeting solution, can meet most employee requirements; potentially saving up to 50% per user per month, says Gartner.
Computing now consumes 8% of the world's electricity and unless a new sustainable technology can be found "the information revolution will stall due to power hunger."
Enterprise mobility will continue to grow and become more complex to manage during FY19, impacting on expenditure and resource allocation.
Deloitte Global predicts that 45% of global adult smartphone users in 2018 are worried they are using their phones too much at times and will try to limit their usage.
TPG will look to shake up the marketplace by offering six months' free service to the first customers who sign up to its new 4G mobile network.
Vodafone Australia claims 39 percent of Australian fixed broadband users could switch to mobile instead of migrating to the National Broadband Network (nbn).
Broadband data downloads increased by 38.6% last year, continuing a run of significant annual increases since 2014, but what does this mean for business in 2018?
A leading IT and telecommunications entrepreneur has predicted that TPG will overtake Optus and Vodafone in the next five years, and could be the number 1 telco company in Australia in ten years.