CommsWire - 29 July 2019


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Can 5G save the smartphone market from commoditisation?
In case you haven’t noticed, practically every man, woman and child has a smartphone these days and in concert with this ubiquity has come an increasing unwillingness for consumers to pay through the nose for premium flagship models. The market is fast becoming commoditised and the great white hope for smartphone makers is the advent of 5G but are they clutching at straws?

Vivo ships 5.8 million smartphones to India in Q2 2019 - worry for Samsung
Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is on a roll in India, smashing its previous record of 4.5 million units to ship 5.8 million smartphones in Q2 2019. Meanwhile, Samsung is languishing.

OPPO AX5s shows that good things need not cost the earth
There are two very good reasons why the OPPO AX5s is a good buy: the price, $299, is somewhat unbelievable in an age when a good smartphone costs in excess of $500 unless one is willing to settle for something that lacks features.

Cloud technology delivers $9.4 billion to Australian economy
Cloud technology has delivered $9.4 billion in productivity benefits to the Australian economy in the past five years, according to a newly released research report.

SWIFT payments trial cuts Australia-Singapore cash transfer to 13 seconds
Global payment services provider SWIFT has completed a trial to integrate its cross-border instant payments service gpi Instant into Singapore’s domestic instant payment service, Fast And Secure Transfers (FAST) – with the fastest payment in the trial from Australia into Singapore processed via FAST in only 13 seconds.

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