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 ...)

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 ...)

Australia’s Optus to Invest $1B to Boost Mobile Coverage

Australia's Optus announced plans to spend $1 billion to improve ... In addition, it aims to complete the 4G upgrade program which will upgrade more than 1,800 sites from 3G to 4G technology and add additional 4G capacity to more than 200 sites ... ( read original story ...)