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5G - A Connected Future for Australia

Positively transforming industries, sectors and communities

5G is the next generation of mobile technologies, designed to support new and diverse services that will transform the way we live and work.

AMTA has published an introductory brochure explaining the significance, role and benefits of 5G. Download a copy here. This document is ideal for those seeking an overview of the key issues.

5G will deliver faster speeds with greater real-time control, networks with greater capacity and lower latency. In doing so 5G will enable connectivity to billions of devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) and a truly connected society. Examples include driverless vehicles, immersive virtual reality video, smart homes, smart cities and highly automated industrial processes.

Australia’s 5G future will require Government to work collaboratively with the mobile telecommunications industry to provide optimal policy settings to support the deployment of 5G mobile networks. The allocation of new radio-frequency spectrum as well as updated regulation to support efficient mobile network deployment are two key Government responsibilities that are critical to the success of 5G.

The mobile telecommunications sector will continue to drive the evolution of 5G. Industry is focused on being prepared and ready to ensure that 5G meets expectations and delivers value across industries, sectors and communities. Government has a key role in ensuring that key policy and regulatory settings (eg. - spectrum management and network deployment rules) are streamlined and support the mobile telecommunications industry to deliver the 5G step-change in network performance that will support a connected society.

5G in partnership with 4G will continue and enhance the role of mobile telecommunications as a driver / enabler of productivity and connectivity throughout the economy and society.

AMTA will work cooperatively with Government to create Australia’s 5G connected future.

For more information download the AMTA 5G Mobile Minute.

10 July 2017

 

 

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Interference to mobile networks - Buyer Beware!

Interference to the mobile network can cause calls to drop out, data speeds to drop and impact on network performance. In the worst case, it can prevent someone else from making a call to Triple Zero in an emergency. The ACMA has now made available a consumer factsheet on interference that explains some of the common causes of interference and what you should do if you are contacted by a mobile network operator about interference to their network.

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Flexibility in Network Deployment Regulations

The Department of Communications and the Arts has just completed its public consultation on a suite of amendments to the regulatory framework governing carriers’ deployment of mobile network infrastructure. AMTA joined Communications Alliance in welcoming the opportunity to provide comment on the DoCA consultation paper.

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In-depth Analysis of the Mobile Industry

Mobile World Live has published its first annual report, offering an in-depth analysis of the true state of the mobile industry. Split into five chapters – a full market overview, 5G, Security, IoT and Telecoms IT – the report highlights a number of key findings.

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Local Councils Lift Recycling Game

MobileMuster, the mobile phone industry’s product stewardship program, recognised the efforts of local councils who have dramatically increased their collections and helped make recycling more accessible to the community.

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Connected Cars: from Here to Autonomy

GSMA's global survey, conducted in November and December 2016 with nearly 1,000 respondents, uncovered significant understanding of the issues facing the wider deployment and monetisation of connected cars, along with significant enthusiasm for connected car technologies and services in general and autonomous driving.

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Australia Leads on Speed and Connectivity

The inaugural GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index shows that Australia performs exceptionally well and consistently as the top ranked nation in the 2016 GSMA Index. The Index measures the performance of 134 countries, accounting for more than 95% of the world’s population, against the key enablers of mobile internet connectivity. Importantly, it tells us how specific countries and clusters of countries are performing. In short, Australia is regarded as a leader and our scores reflect a high degree of industry commitment, technical innovation and investment. What are the enablers and how are they measured? The  enablers  of  mobile  internet  connectivity  that  inform  the  indicators  selected  for  the Index are: Infrastructure  –  the  availability  of  high-performance  mobile  internet  network coverage (Australia’s score: 73.