CLARA has revealed that telecommunications giant Telstra is the latest organisation to join their consortium, in a partnership that will alter Australia’s digital future.
Both groups have signalled intentions to work together in order to enhance Australia’s smart city vision, including high-speed rail lines, driverless cars, 5G integration and much more.
Telstra has been hit with a formal warning by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for failing to comply with regulations governing the deployment of mobile base stations.
The investigation comes as Telstra ignores growing concerns by Australian residents regarding the technology, while they continue ramping up efforts to capitalise on the next generation rollout.
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.
5G locations obtained from AMTA data and confirmed with RFNSA.
Australia is gearing up for the imminent arrival of 5G technology, with telecommunications companies beginning to trial and introduce new systems ahead of a planned 2020 rollout.
Developed as part of an international digital transformation, 5G represents a significant leap from the capabilities of previous generations of wireless communications, introducing a range of technological possibilities that have many experts warning of potential health risks.
In the following, we explore the pending arrival of 5G technologies in Australia.