The world will witness a 13.6% drop in shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones — in 2020, meaning that total shipments will be 1.9 billion units, the tech research firm Gartner has forecast.

Total technology industry deals worth US$34.4 billion were announced globally in April this year, according to a new report.

By Trevor Hoey

VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT:  The strong news flow from IT and consumer electronics vendor Harris Technology Group Limited (ASX:HT8) continued on Tuesday as management provided upbeat profit guidance.

Gigabit NBN plans have been few and far between, but Aussie Broadband is about to join the market.

South African IoT device company G8Way Technologies has announced a deal with global satellite IoT connectivity solutions provider eSAT to use eSAT satellites for tracking endangered species.

More than seven million Australians are connected to the national broadband network after 455,000 new services were activated in the first quarter of 2020.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Telstra claims it is ahead of its schedule as far as providing 5G coverage in Australia goes, with 47 cities now able to use the technology.

Global application development and digital experience technologies provider Progress has announced that its flagship application development platform OpenEdge is at the core of Revolution Software Services’ dealer management business that was recently acquired by Toyota Motor Corporation Australia.

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