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Michelle Lim to step down as Commpete chair Alliance for competition in digital communications Commpete chair Michelle Lim announced she will step down from her position after six years leading the group and its growth since its launch.  Google to build Nuvem cable connecting Portugal, Bermuda, US Search monopoly Google is to build a new transatlantic subsea cable system to connect Portugal, Bermuda, and the US.  Huawei now part of Sisvel IoT patent tool Huawei patents...

29th September 2023

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Telstra inks fifth power purchase agreement with Munna Creek Solar Farm Investments Telecommunications company Telstra has signed a power purchase agreement with Munna Creek Solar Farm Investments to construct a solar farm project valued at around $150 million near Gympie in Queensland. WA Police upgrades connectivity with Starlink The Western Australian Police Force will spend $8.5 million on Starlink equipment and internet services for 550 vehicles and 129 regional police stations to...

28th September 2023

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Vertiv launches Liebert APM2 power solution Critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions provider Vertiv has added the Vertiv Liebert APM2, a power solution to its uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems portfolio. EC re-imposes €376 million fine on Intel in long running antitrust case The European Commission (EC) has re-imposed a fine of around €376.36 million on Intel for what the regulator says is a previously established abuse of its dominant position in the market...

27th September 2023

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Israel offers the cheapest mobile data plan in the world, Cable claims Data from 5,603 mobile data plans in 237 countries between 5 July 2023 and 6 September 2023 showed that Israel has the cheapest mobile data plans in the world with 1GB of data costing an average of US$0.02, according to Cable.co.uk. AR/VR headset shipments plummet nearly 45% after four quarterly declines Worldwide augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) headset shipments declined for the fourth...

26th September 2023

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Optus wants to charge streaming companies infrastructure costs Telecommunications company Optus is seeking the approval of the Federal Government to charge content streamers so they can financially contribute to network costs as revealed in the telco's position paper Fair Share Contribution Submission. SmartSat backs ACT Space Update 2023 with projects and university appointments SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has announced a suite of new research and development...

25th September 2023

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Internet companies provide connectivity in Cook Islands schools Avaroa Cable, Ciena, BW Digital, and Vodafone Cook Islands (Vodafone) are working together to improve connectivity for 30 schools in the Cook Islands for the next three years (2023-2026). Virtual IT group taps Macquarie for its cloud services Macquarie Cloud Services, part of Macquarie Technology Group, has expanded an agreement with Virtual IT group (VITG) to provide private cloud services for its healthcare clients...

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This study assessed how Nigerian Communications Commission’s media activities helped to create meaningful positive awakening on the knowledge, attitude and perception (KAP) of telecoms users’ rights among mobile phone users in Calabar, Nigeria. It adopted the descriptive survey research method and used Perception Theory and Uses and Gratifications Theory to lend theoretical support to it. Out of 400 copies of a questionnaire distributed, 385 were retrieved. Findings included that NCC’s media activities on telecoms users’ rights were intensive and helped to create positive awakening on the knowledge of telecoms users’ rights in Calabar, thus leading them to exhibit positive attitude and perception towards the overall awareness campaign on their rights. It was recommended that NCC should carry out more independent studies in other localities across Nigeria with a view to ascertaining the extent of telecoms consumers’ knowledge of their rights, particularly among rural dwellers.

The increased dependence of customers on smart technology for convenience has motivated marketers to turn to new-age technologies for the representation of products and promotion of brands. This study analyses the influence of mental imagery generated by augmented reality on brand personality and brand association for skincare/cosmetics products among women in India. The cross-sectional study collected data through the mall intercept method. The significance of this study is the usage of real brands and gathering real experiences towards mental imagery evoked using virtual try-on links. The originality of the brands and the experience of the respondents could create a realistic relationship between the constructs under study and avoid the researcher’s bias. Path analysis was performed to analyse the statistics and the data fit with the proposed model through IBM AMOS 22.0 software. The findings showcase that elaboration dimension of mental imagery has a significant relationship with brand personality and brand association. However, the quality dimension of mental imagery did not have a significant relationship with brand personality and brand association. The findings contribute to the existing literature on branding and information processing and provide significant insights for marketers when adopting augmented reality to create brand-evoked mental imagery among customers.

The post-pandemic era witnessed an upsurge in digital wallet usage. The purpose of this cross-sectional study is to empirically examine the factors influencing the post-adoption intention of e-wallet users among Indian women and the digital divide across age groups. Validated questionnaires were used to collect data from female respondents across India. Path analysis using structural equation modelling was used to examine the driver of continuous intention for e-wallets, and the study demonstrates that user satisfaction and the perceived security and usefulness of e-wallets had a significant impact on post-adoption behaviour among women. Perceived confirmation, usefulness, and trust influence user satisfaction among women. However, contrary to expectations, the study found no significant difference in the continuous adoption behaviour of different age groups of urban women, indicating a lack of digital divide among urban women across age.

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a significant role in driving economic growth; hence, research on the sustainability of SMEs is currently under discussion. Previous research found evidence that women’s role in the development of SMEs is still limited because most entrepreneurs are men. This is due to gender stereotypes, in which men tend to be more rational while women are more careful. Based on these problems, this research specifically tests the impact of digitalisation, business strategy, and competitive advantage on the sustainability of women-owned businesses. It also evaluated the digitalisation effect, business strategy, and competitive advantage on the sustainability of SMEs. It consisted of 150 female respondents who use e-commerce in Indonesia, and the focus was solely on women entrepreneurs, which has not been done in previous investigations. Furthermore, this study uses purposive sampling with specific criteria and hypothesis testing using SmartPLS. The results showed that digitalisation and business strategy affect competitive advantage, which also increases the sustainability of SMEs. This research is anticipated to assist SME owners, particularly women, in mastering technology to gain a competitive advantage and maintain sustainability.

Authored by Sreejith P. M. and Sreejith S.

The present study aimed to examine the impact of cultural capital on the entrepreneurial intention of female college students in India, with the mediating role of entrepreneurial self-efficacy and the moderating influence of ICT skills. Structural equation modelling (SEM) was employed to analyze the data collected from a sample of female college students using AMOS and SPSS version 23. The results indicated a positive relationship between cultural capital and entrepreneurial intention, with entrepreneurial self-efficacy as a mediator. Additionally, the study found that ICT skills positively influenced cultural capital and entrepreneurial intention via the mediation of entrepreneurial self-efficacy. The findings of this study have practical implications for policymakers, educators, and practitioners in promoting entrepreneurship among female students. Furthermore, the study has theoretical implications in extending our understanding of the role of cultural capital, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, and ICT skills in shaping entrepreneurial intention among women.

The importance of information literacy in today’s digital world is increasingly emphasized. This is particularly evident in the context of using digital financial services. This article aims to investigate whether there is a relationship between information literacy and online payment preferences among a student population and whether there are gender differences in online payment habits. An online survey was conducted among students in Osijek examining information literacy and the types of goods they purchase and pay for through online financial services. Of the 408 respondents, the majority were female (86.27%), who were more likely to buy and pay for clothing, while men were most likely to make payments for particular features of video games. Differences were also found in the tendency to make online payments. Because no obvious linear relationships were found between reported information literacy and other variables, a neural network model with a multilayer perceptron (NN) architecture was developed to classify participants according to their reported information literacy level. The best overall classification accuracy of the NN was 73.17%. The NN and its sensitivity analysis revealed some hidden patterns that can help educational institutions develop information literacy and digital financial literacy programs for their students.