Mobile phones have the potential to provide educational instruction in resource-constrained contexts.
Instruction through mobile phones can provide an effective, scalable method to provide education instruction when schooling is disrupted.
Undersea cables are made of bundles of glass fibres, each one as thick as a strand of human hair.
Mobile apps on smartphones are threats to digital privacy
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Parties who design the technologies and platforms on which mobile apps are built and marketed must be brought within the legal accountability framework to close the privacy loop.
Africa’s young population is hungry to connect with the rest of the world.
African governments should prioritise investment in high speed internet connectivity because it can have spillover benefits for education systems, as well as economic and social growth.
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Analysis of smartphone data shows why countries need to coordinate border closures to stop the spread of the new variant.
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Health systems have very quickly pivoted to providing services online, but there is much more to do if we’re to unlock remote healthcare’s full potential.
Women’s agency is still mired within wider structures of patriarchy and chronic poverty.
Phones sometimes serve as a ‘digital leash’ to check women’s whereabouts - a growing feature of many relationships and conflicts.
Singapore’s successful use of a mobile contact tracing app is among the ways New Zealand could use technology better in its COVID-19 lockdown.
Automated text messages if your phone detects you’re a long way from home, or discounted home internet, are just a few possible technology solutions to make New Zealanders “stay home to save lives”.
Telstra and Optus have already made arrangements to support customers with extra, free data during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what is the NBN doing?
Digital inequality remains firmly in place in South Africa.
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Policies need to address human develop challenges, if people are to be equitably brought on line.
Mobile phones aren’t the full solution to increase access to broadband services.
Regulators should stimulate demand for broadband services through increased access to computers.
Connecting with the digital economy is a trickier prospect out here.
Remote Queensland farmers are among the least “digitally included” communities in Australia, according to a new report that documents the impacts of low access, affordability and digital ability for families and communites.
There’s not enough sustained electricity investment in Africa.
In sub-Saharan Africa there are more people with mobile phones than access to electricity, and their data could be useful.
Once it’s up and running, the main change for 5G users will be increased speed and reduced delay.
5G is similar to existing mobile networks, but with key differences in hardware and software. And we still need to work out who will build this infrastructure in Australia.
How fast will mobile data get?
In this Speed Read, learn the difference between 3G, 4G and 5G, and why it matters.
Tech companies want to reduce conflict between texting and driving.
Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more.
How fast is that video really coming in?
How do internet companies decide which network traffic to slow down and which to charge against users’ data plans? And what can we learn about net neutrality from the answers?