2G Exit – Important information about SIM only/M2M plans.
Telstra will be discontinuing the 2G (GSM) 900MHz network on 1 December 2016 Australia-wide.
As a result, any SIM cards and/or devices, including wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) services that only operate on the 2G network will stop working from this date. In addition, International Roaming will stop working for services affected by the 2G network shutdown. To minimise any interruption, all of our impacted customers will need to upgrade their services to operate using 3G or 4G technology on the Telstra Mobile Network. As a minimum, devices and SIM cards must operate on 3G 850MHz.
Important information for customers acquiring sim only and/or M2M plans
If you have any SIM only plans you must ensure that you tell us what devices you are using to ensure that you are 3G/4G compatible.
Do not source equipment that is Quad Band GSM only – these services will cease operating on our network from 1 December 2016.
What to Do?
1. We recommend migrating your devices as soon as possible, to enable a transition before the 2G network closure.
2. Closure of 2G (GSM) 900MHz network is on 1 December 2016.
Global Internet Of Everything Market To Reach $23.97 Trillion By 2020
Here are some big numbers to think about! One of the hottest markets on the planet is the Internet of Everything (IoE) that is termed as being the next level of Internet of things.
While the latter has been in the news everywhere, researchers are already shifting their focus to IoE, which is basically the combination of person to person (P2P), machine to machine (M2M) and person to machine (P2M) connections.
This is nerdy stuff, but how does it impact our lives?
IoE technology allows smart devices to intelligently communicate with each other over the Internet, collect, analyze and process the data without requiring the involvement of people, and delivering information to users on demand.
IoE market is still in its infancy, there are signs of skyrocketing demand and rapid growth in this highly important field, thinking of target marketing, data and reach.
Fueled by interest not just from consumer and enterprise sector, but government too.
The global IoE market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 15.3% in five years, that being 2015 to 2020, with major companies like Microsoft, Apple, Google, Qualcomm and Cisco planning to create and bring to market their products and services to support this growth.
All preparing for the time when more than a billion devices connect to the Internet, and generate massive amounts of data in the process.
Interesting times, straight ahead! Is your website accessible on a phone? Do you think about this when you look at your marketing planning & projections?
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With 5.6 million pixels, iPad Pro features the highest-resolution Retina display of any iOS device. The 12.9‑inch screen makes everything you do — editing 4K video, designing presentations, running a business — easier, faster and more engaging. And the Multi‑Touch subsystem has been re-engineered, expanding the ways you can interact with iPad.
Our most powerful chip for our most capable device.
At the heart of iPad Pro lies the new A9X, our third‑generation chip with 64‑bit desktop‑class architecture. It delivers up to 1.8 times the CPU performance and double the graphics performance of iPad Air 2. So even the most demanding apps run effortlessly.
A better experience with every touch.
iOS 9 is the most intuitive, advanced and secure mobile operating system in the world. With new capabilities that take full advantage of the powerful performance of iPad Pro, it helps you be more productive and creative. Multitasking makes running two apps at once a breeze. And improved features throughout the system, including Siri and Spotlight search, make iPad even more useful. If it feels like iOS 9 and iPad Pro were designed for each other, it’s because they were.
More iPad than ever. So apps can do more than ever.
iPad Pro comes with a variety of built‑in apps that make it easy to take on the essential things you do every day. And on the App Store, you’ll find incredible apps designed just for iPad, so there’s virtually no limit to what you can do.
Huge in almost every way.
Even with its massive display, iPad Pro has an astonishingly slim and light design — just 6.9 millimetres thin and 713 grams. Yet thanks to the strong unibody enclosure, it feels well-balanced and sturdy. For all its capabilities, the most surprising thing about iPad Pro may be how easily it seems to disappear in the hand.
A rich listening experience at every turn.
With four new high‑fidelity speakers built directly into its unibody, iPad Pro creates an audio experience as big as its display. The new design produces an engaging sound stage with three times the acoustic output of iPad Air. But it goes even further than that. iPad Pro automatically adjusts the orientation of the high frequencies according to how you’re holding it. So whether you’re playing a game or watching a movie, the sound of iPad Pro is more immersive than ever.
The New Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro
The only thing we didn’t re-invent was the alphabet.
The Smart Keyboard combines an array of new technologies and materials to create a keyboard like no other.1 It’s a full‑sized keyboard that’s fully portable, and connects to iPad Pro with the Smart Connector, an innovative new interface that allows for a two‑way exchange of power and data. Just attach the Smart Keyboard and start typing.