Tag: 5G

Former Optus Director appointed Minister of Communications

The Australian government has appointed Paul Fletcher, a former Optus Director, as the new Communications Minister — responsible for advising cabinet and regulating projects from 5G to ‘smart cities’.

Telecommunications giants have welcomed the new announcement, while many critics are calling the appointment a fundamental conflict of interest after a long history of involvement in the industry.

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Lord Mayor dismisses smart city “conspiracy theorists”

The Lord Mayor of Darwin has defended the launch of new surveillance capabilities in the region, after the nation’s smallest capital city just finished the fastest rollout of ‘smart city’ technologies in the country.

The $10 million “Switching on Darwin” project has rolled out more than 900 “smart” LED lights, 24 environmental sensors, parking sensors, free wi-fi and a network of 138 new CCTV cameras throughout the Darwin CBD.

Discussion: RoundUp saga, 5G protests, Christchurch

Residents in the Illawarra region have successfully forced attention to the aerial spraying of harmful chemicals in natural environments, while 5G groups hope to achieve the same with upcoming rallies.

On the latest episode of the General Knowledge Podcast, Ethan Nash from TOTT News and General Maddox & Andy from Real News Australia discuss the RoundUp saga in NSW, the latest developments in the 5G rollout, the Christchurch shooting and much more.

Australians set to rally against 5G technology

Australians are fighting back against 5G technology, with local community action groups scheduling a number of protests and forums to oppose the national rollout in the next fortnight.

The following page gives a brief overview of the timeline of 5G technologies in Australia and a list of existing rallies planned across the country,

Suburbs to be included in Telstra’s 5G launch

Australia has taken the first step towards a national 5G digital transition, with Telstra’s new mobile network launching across the country to “improve speed and connectivity” like never before.

Announced at Telstra’s flagship store, the long anticipated 5G network was launched through two new products that have since gone live in selective suburbs.