Arqiva claims Europe first with mmWave-powered 5G demo

UK-based infrastructure firm Arqiva has partnered with Samsung to launch what it claims is Europe’s first field trial of 5G Fixed Wireless Access technology. The London trial saw Arqiva deploy Samsung’s 5G network solution and customer premises ... ( read original story ...)

Retailers would love an NBN backhaul tariff restructure

Even if Australia needs similar penetration of fibre to Germany for 5G, as the market now works in this country, that fibre will be part of the mobile carriers' infrastructure rather than nbns™'s – the kind of massive duplication of infrastructure ... ( read original story ...)

Optus finalises 2G shutdown

Optus will turn off its 2G network across Australia completely on 1 August, in a move allowing the operator to re-allocate some of the spectrum and “investigate emerging technologies such as 5G”. The country’s number two operator said in a statement ... ( read original story ...)

One week to go before Optus shuts down its 2G network

Last week Optus revealed plans to invest $1 billion to expand its mobile services in regional Australia. The telcos’ move to end GSM services come as the industry engages in a spectrum land-grab both to boost existing 4G and ‘4.5G’ services and ahead ... ( read original story ...)

ACMA expects formal 5G standards by late-2018

"There are many, though, who will argue that, for cost or other reasons, 5G will not have a monopoly on IOT-related matters in particular." Pointing out that Australia had a good track record in the move from 2G to 3G and then 4G as far as industry moves ... ( read original story ...)