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 ...)

Tech Guide

“This follows our successful trials of V2I in October 2016 and V2V in February 2017, also completed in partnership with Cohda, “As operators of Australia’s largest and fastest mobile network, we believe Telstra’s 4G and future 5G networks can play ... ( read original story ...)

How Vodacom and Cell C handle “LTE connection data”

Cell C said it doesn’t charge for control plane data as it believes it is a network cost and it has set up its systems to reflect this. Both networks said this has been their method of operation since the launch of LTE in South Africa. ( read original story ...)