The Western Australia government has extended its Royalties for Regions funding, with AU$45 million going to fund 85 more mobile towers in regional locations.
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The government has finalised a deal that puts a legal requirement on EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone to ensure they provide mobile coverage across the country.
The UK government will attempt to patch up its mobile black spots via an agreement that will see mobile operators invest £5bn over the next three years.
Australian telcos will need to hand over confidential network expansion plans to the government in order to be eligible for mobile network blackspot funding.
Getting back into mobile might make a lot of sense for the telecoms giant, says analyst.
The Australian government is calling on the Productivity Commission to work out how best to deliver mobile broadband capability for the country's law enforcement and emergency services.
BT has joined with EE and HTC to launch a service that can pinpoint the source of 999 calls from mobile phones, 4,000 times more accurately than current systems.
While the government wants to enforce network sharing to improve service, suppliers say that sharing won’t solve the problems of poor mobile coverage in some areas.
The Victorian government is dipping into its AU$12 million Technology Innovation Fund to back a program that is aimed at digitising courtroom paperwork and providing a mobile solution for case management and transparency.
The older cellular encryption can be cracked by the National Security Agency, leaked documents previously showed. An upgrade to that security could make eavesdropping a lot harder.
Samsung Electronics' Knox-enabled Galaxy devices have become the first mobile gadgets to be NIAP validated and approved for classified use by the US government..
Apple's and Google's encryption plans have not gone down well with US law enforcement, and the agency's director says the companies are leading us down a dark path.
The federal government has released details of the 6,000 mobile blackspots across Australia as identified by the public.
The Australian Department of Finance has established that a whole-of-government mobile panel will be responsible for meeting the current and future needs of agencies for their adoption of mobile technologies.
The Australian government will have to choose from approximately 6,000 locations to build around 250 mobile towers, with its AU$100 million investment in reducing mobile blackspots.
Most government agencies don't provide mobile services - and have no immediate plans to do so, says research.
SMEs may be pleased at BT's announcement of a new service that allows them to channel all phone calls into one line.
The mandate dropped amid revelations about government surveillance on U.K.-headquartered mobile provider Vodafone.
Mobile operator reveals scale of government surveillance, and says that speaking out is "not without risk"
Telstra has argued against government investment in mobile towers in regional locations where Telstra has towers, but Optus and Vodafone may not.
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