• Hannah Phillips

The Move to 5G Communications Begins


The government has announced that the spectrum for 5G communications will be auctioned in November.

This will radically change the media and communications landscape in Australia.


Unlike previous communications platforms, 5G is particularly versatile and can facilitate a range of uses such as higher quality and more video services provided to multiple users with full mobility, even at high speed; massive scale automation delivered through widespread sensor networks and multiple connected devices; delivery of critical communications assured by low latency and ultra-reliable networks; and improved productivity assisted by high quality, real time data analytics.

5G operates at warp speed: 10 gigabits per second compared with the NBN’s top speed of 1 gigabit per second.

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