Wireless technology

Conference paper

Public wi-fi in Australian cities: are there lessons for ‘smart city’ government?

Wireless communication is now integral to the social, economic and cultural life of cities and will become increasingly so as Internet of Things (IOT) technologies alter existing urban processes and generate entirely new ones. Although wireless connectivity engages almost all aspects of urban governance, management...

5G's new frontier

Backers of 5G promise breathtaking speed and ultra-reliability. But does Australia need its own vision for the new wireless networks? Jock Given takes a closer look.
Technical report

Radiofrequency electromagnetic energy and health: research needs

The purpose of this report is to outline the research needs into radiofrequency (RF), electromagnetic energy (EME) and health.
Journal article

Analyzing web behavior in indoor retail spaces

We analyze 18- million rows of Wi-Fi access logs collected over a 1-year period from over 120,000 anonymized users at an inner city shopping mall. The anonymized data set gathered from an opt-in system provides users' approximate physical location as well as web browsing and...

Practicing safe public wi-fi: assessing and managing data security risks

The report analyses data from the first large scale Australian survey of public wi-fi use. The report highlights shared challenges for public wi-fi users, employers, public wi-fi network providers, and policy-makers to promote public wi-fi security, while retaining the benefits of accessibility offered by this...
Journal article

When cost-efficient technologies meet politics: a case study of radical wireless network implementation

Cost efficiency has been a dominant perspective in the traditional IT literature. However, in complex technology and business environment, the widely recognized cost efficient assumption of information technology has been increasingly challenged. Drawing from a case study of wireless network implementation situated in a politically...
Journal article

Managing wireless networks in the healthcare sector: emerging experiences of cultural impacts

The existing body of knowledge has generally supported that organizational culture plays a significant role in shaping group identity, work pattern, communication schemes, and interpersonal relations; all of these cultural elements are important organizational factors that shape workplaces and operational routines. In the context of...
Journal article

Gaining social values of wireless technology: an interpretive case study in the healthcare institutional context

The existing literature has given little consideration to social values of information technology in general or of wireless technology in particular. The purpose of this paper is thus to shed new light on this issue. Based on an interpretive case study, we examine two healthcare...
Conference paper

Wireless for rural broadband

Wireless Broadband technologies can play an important part in the deployment of broadband infrastructure albeit for different contexts in both developed and developing countries. Wireless technologies have a particular niche in the different ways of developing countries that do not have a mature copper network...
Journal article

Broadband as civic infrastructure: the Australian case

Australian municipal governments have lagged behind many of their international counterparts in local public broadband provision. However, by 2014 there are signs that the gap is closing, with significant new investment in public wi-fi by city governments across Australia. This article contextualises the current interest...