Mobile phones


7 Mar 2019

After more than a decade of studying the spread and impact of digital life in the United States, Pew Research Center has intensified its exploration of the impact of online connectivity among populations in emerging economies – where the prospect of swift cultural change propelled...


16 Jan 2019

Spamming in texts or by robo-calls may seem perverse, but it's unlikely to disappear. Here are some things you can expect leading up to the May election, and why they're allowed.

Discussion paper

7 Aug 2018

The Mobile Terminating Access Service (MTAS) is a wholesale service that allows consumers on different mobile networks to make calls or send SMS to each other. The ACCC has released this discussion paper inviting submissions on whether the MTAS should continue to be declared and...


6 Jun 2018

The Disconnect audio documentary discusses why people in some Aboriginal communities believe that mobile phones and social media are creating new kinds of conflict.

Journal article

31 Jan 2018

This paper examines the potential benefits and pitfalls of mobile phones for accessing social services, particularly in response to gender-based violence, in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.


18 Dec 2017

The technology, media and entertainment, and telecommunications ecosystem remains as fascinating as ever in 2018. Will augmented reality become mainstream? How will machine learning affect the enterprise? What's the future of the smartphone? This predictions report provides insight into transformation and growth opportunities over the...



19 Apr 2017

TPG Telecom Ltd has announced it intends to become Australia’s fourth mobile network operator, along with Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

TPG Telecom Ltd has purchased spectrum licenses for A$1.26 billion and will spend another A$600 million building the network infrastructure. However, it has emphasised...


13 Mar 2017

On 12 January 2017, the Privacy Commissioner issued an interim report regarding a forensic audit of the mobile telephones of certain Victorian politicians and public servants being undertaken at the request or direction of the Premier of Victoria. The audit was in response to the...


21 Feb 2017

Who is the ‘mobile only’ audience? Most of the UK adult online population is not in a rush to abandon the desktop. However, in December 2016, UKOM approved comScore data showcased that 10% of online adults accessed the Internet via mobile only.

Key areas...

Fact sheet

12 Jan 2017

In contrast to the largely stationary internet of the early 2000s, Americans today are increasingly connected to the world of digital information while “on the go” via smartphones and other mobile devices. Explore the patterns and trends that have shaped the mobile revolution via the...

Journal article

15 Dec 2016



Associations between cellular telephone use and glioma risk have been examined in several epidemiological studies including the 13-country INTERPHONE study. Although results showed no positive association between cellular telephone use and glioma risk overall, no increased risk for long-term users,...

Journal article

1 Dec 2016

A close examination of the detailed roaming provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement raises a number of questions about their interpretation, implementation and broader significance.


30 Aug 2016

In this paper Johanna Dunaway, Joan Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard's Shorenstain Centre on Media, Politics and Public Policy, explains mobile’s limitations as a means of news consumption and its implications for an informed citizenry.

Dunaway argues that Americans are increasingly abandoning cable in favor...


13 May 2016


This report outlines a project aimed at developing evidence-based strategies to support wider adoption of mobile tablet devices in healthcare, initially focusing on type 2 diabetes. A multi-disciplinary team of researchers from the University of Canberra, NICTA, ANU Medical School and Canberra...


19 Jan 2016

This report explores the current use and potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in tackling global development challenges, highlighting a number of specific instances where IoT interventions are helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.

It presents summary conclusions on...


12 Jan 2016

This report was released on 12 January 2016 and considers the relative costs, benefits and risks of a range of options for delivering a public safety mobile broadband capability, including deploying a dedicated network, relying on commercial networks, or pursuing some combination (or hybrid) of...

Literature review

30 Dec 2015

This Evidence Check review examines the evidence regarding the benefits, uptake and operationalisation of mHealth technologies (including short messaging services (SMS), mobile apps and wearable devices) for chronic disease management and prevention.

The review found mHealth interventions can promote significant improvements in glycaemic control...


9 Nov 2015


In 2015, just under half (43%) the world’s population has an Internet connection: 3.2 billion people, compared to 2.9 billion in July 2014.

The Internet brings communications, shopping, entertainment, news, education, work and more to anyone, anytime, anywhere and on any...


23 Oct 2015

Each year, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism tracks user trends in online news across multiple countries. This supplementary report focuses on six new European countries, and is an addition to the 2015 Digital News Report. Our findings are unparalleled in breadth and...


7 Oct 2015

This audit examined the approaches departments and agencies use to determine which services will be, or have already been, delivered online via digital devices and examined the ongoing monitoring of the effectiveness of digital service delivery.

We found successes in digital service delivery. However,...



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