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5G coverage to reach 4.1 billion people by 2025

08 January, 2021

By 2025, the number of 5G users worldwide is forecast to hit 4.1 billion, fuelled by service providers setting up the necessary technology infrastructure.

Optus claims Australian 5G speed record

16 October, 2020

Optus has achieved average download speeds of over 2.5 Gbps using the first of 151 planned high-speed 5G base stations to be deployed in Sydney and Melbourne.

How 4G is still so relevant in society

01 October, 2020

5G promises to deliver more capacity, faster speeds and less latency, meaning cellular data will perform better in crowded, public spaces with multiple users attempting to utilise it.

Help at hand for telco consumers unable to pay bills

06 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The ACMA has reminded consumers that financial hardship programs are available to provide relief for telecommunications costs during the COVID-19 crisis.

Mobile World Congress called off over coronavirus concerns

13 February, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The GSMA has announced the cancellation of this year's Mobile World Congress due to flow-on effects from the coronavirus outbreak.

Best of 2019: Securing mobile devices in the new 5G world

23 December, 2019 by Michael Dyson*

Across the festive season we'll be reprising some of our best articles from 2019. Today we look at what 5G will mean for mobile security.

Canberra hails 700-plus black spot base stations

17 July, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The $380 million regional Mobile Black Spot Program has passed a significant milestone, with more than 700 new or improved base stations now operational.

MBSP funds another 180 mobile base stations

19 March, 2019

Under Round 4 of the Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP), another 180 new base stations will be established across regional Australia.

Optus to launch 5G in Q2

01 February, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus has revealed plans to launch 5G fixed wireless services in an initial 60 suburbs across five states and territories during the second quarter.

Optus to roll out 5G service to rival nbn

05 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus plans to launch a fixed wireless broadband service that will compete with the nbn for key metro customers.

Australia's first fully LoRaWAN connected city

10 November, 2017

Launceston will become Australia's first fully connected city as it rolls out a new network using LoRaWAN technology.

SMEs rank Vodafone top by satisfaction

24 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Vodafone has beat out Optus and Telstra to be named Australia's top mobile network provider for small businesses by overall customer satisfaction.

Optus to compensate short-changed prepaid customers

05 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus has submitted a court-enforceable undertaking to the ACCC pledging to compensate customers who received less than the value of prepaid call, text or data allocations that were advertised.

ACMA outlines mobile broadband spectrum plan

25 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Communications regulator ACMA has outlined its latest strategy to address the ongoing surge in demand for mobile broadband capacity.

Aussie businesses must stop trying to outsmart Google

18 December, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

While Australian businesses still wait to see the impact of Google's new algorithm favouring mobile-friendly sites, a search marketing expert has called on them to focus on the fundamentals of SEO.

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