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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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AMTA welcomes deployment regulation amendments

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes the announcement today from the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Mitch Fifield, regarding the progression of 10 reforms to the regulations governing the deployment of wireless and mobile networks in Australia; as well as further consultation on 11 other proposed reforms. In welcoming the announcement, AMTA Chief Executive, Chris Althaus noted the Government’s reform package will go some way towards enabling the deployment of the next generation 5G mobile networks which are expected to bring significant improvements in speed, quality and capacity for Australia’s data hungry consumers.  But he also noted there was still more to do. “This is a welcome and very important first step - in what we hope will be an ongoing engagement with government and stakeholders to develop a dynamic regulatory framework to meet the deployment challenges of next generation networks.

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5G gains momentum in 2018

AMTA is confident that the Government's 5G priorities will add momentum to our ongoing efforts to engage with industry verticals and the respective government departments outside of the communications portfolio with regard to the broader economic and social benefits of 5G.

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AMTA Annual Report 2017

In 2017, the strong demand for mobile services continues to have an impact on our economy and society as the industry shifts its focus in preparation for 5G, the next generation of mobile technology. AMTA’s latest Annual Report includes the following highlights: As industry prepares for 5G the need for regulatory reform in spectrum management and network infrastructure deployment is increasingly urgent. 5G Mobile – Enabling Businesses and Economic Growth Report by Deloitte Access Economics found that 5G is expected to further drive Australia’s digital economy. It will add to the already significant (and growing) $34 billion in long-term productivity benefits from mobile; and annual network spend from mobile providers is expected to reach $5.7 billion in FY2017-18. The MCF has focused on an agenda of legislative reform to support the efficient and flexible deployment of network infrastructure.