Mobile internet

Mobile broadband

What is data poverty?

Most of the UK population is now within reach of fast broadband, 4G or 5G signals, and also have the digital skills to go online. This report focuses on those for whom cost is the main barrier to greater digital participation.

Youth check-in: exploring young people’s experiences of phone and internet services

For many people, telephone and internet services are vital for work, study, accessing services and keeping connected with family and friends. This report looks at young people’s experiences and issues with accessing and using 'phone and internet services.

5G Outlook Series: The impact of mobile technology on the response to COVID-19

This paper, the first in a series that examines the effects of mobile technology on the response to COVID-19, highlights early examples of 5G technology being used during this time and assesses the outlook for the expanded use of 5G in an era when ubiquitous...
Working paper

Affordability of communications services for low income households

In 2017, the Bureau of Communications and Arts Research found that the affordability of communications services in Australia had improved overall. In general, consumers were getting better value as prices stayed the same or fell, while product inclusions (such as data) increased. This paper updates...

Lessons from COVID-19 for 5G and internet security

With China’s credibility damaged over the early denials of the lethality of the COVID-19 virus, can Western nations trust its official assurances on 5G neutrality? Are we prepared for the worst if the fears about 5G became a reality? Randolph Mank explores the issues in...
Briefing paper

APO Digital Inclusion Collection: a look back into the archive (April 2019)

In his role as APO and CSI's new Digital Inclusion Collection curator, Dr Chris Wilson will highlight some of the older material in the collection, beginning this month with a review of the Internet Society’s Global Internet Report series.
Briefing paper

Mobile broadband work program - February 2016 update

Mobile broadband spectrum management is one area where the ACMA, for a number of years, has provided detailed public guidance on its associated strategy and work program. In September 2015, the ACMA consulted on updating its strategy and work program in the discussion paper Beyond...

Internet Society global Internet report 2015: mobile evolution and development of the Internet

Foreword The Internet Society’s mission is the Internet for everyone. Today there are more than 3 billion people online, and mobile access to the Internet will be instrumental in bringing the next billion people online.

Internet Society global internet report 2014: open and sustainable access for all

This report focuses on the open and sustainable Internet – what we mean by that, what benefits it brings, and how to overcome threats that prevent those of us already online from enjoying the full benefits, and what keeps non-users from going online in the...