Chinese smartphone vendor OPPO has shunned new technology for once and released a 4G phone, the A16s, which will retail for $249.
Cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge specialist Cradlepoint has appointed Nathan McGregor to the role of APAC senior vice president of sales.
Rural and regional telecommunications carrier Field Solutions Holdings has reported record results for the 2021 financial year.
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The Australian Government's move to push Telstra to buy Digicel appears to contradict the policy it has adopted in order to ban Huawei from having a role in the country's 5G networks.
It's a busy time for rural, regional and remote telco Field Solutions Group (FSG). The company has secured three financial awards under the Federal Government's mobile black spot program to run the first neutral host radio access trial, to provide another 15 towers, and to trial domestic roaming.
Telstra and TPG Telecom have claimed an Austraian-first, working together to re-stack their mobile network spectrum holdings, offering customers in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart and Perth what they say delivers a better network experience, including improved speeds.
Telstra and Ericsson have partnered to enable Australian enterprises with an industrial grade on-premise 5G wireless platform that will help businesses to drive innovation and productivity.
Is the business case for 5G FWA looking good? With mmWave 5G reaching 10km, and improving costs driven by Open RAN, is it becoming more viable? In Australia, where the alternative is a marginal business selling nbn broadband access perhaps it is.
Telstra will help transform and modernise Komatsu communications across Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia in a new multi-million dollar agreement.
Nokia’s private 4.9G and 5G-ready solution may be used at Equinor’s installations wordwide, with an eight year frame agreement with one of the world’s leading producers of oil, gas and wind power and two offshore wind farms to be delivered this summer.
Ericsson Private 5G is a new, next-generation private cellular 4G and 5G network tailored to drive Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation of industrial sectors. It is said to “optimise and simplify operations with cloud-based network management, zero downtime upgrades, guaranteed high performance and installation within hours.”
Smartphone shipments in 2021 are forecast to reach 1.38 billion units globally this year, an increase of 7.7% over 2020 and the highest level since 2015, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
Both in speed and adoption, 5G has outstripped earlier technologies such as 4G and 3G, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, accounting for more than 60% of devices sold in the first two months of 2021 in the US.
If you need lots of mobile data because your wired NBN isn't fast enough, isn't available or there are other issues, then Telstra now offers an impressive 400GB of data over 3G, 4G and 5G networks for $85 per month.
Promising its “compact indoor solution” delivers dedicated connectivity and capacity, it has a future-proofed modular design that supports both 4G and 5G networks in NSA or SA, with its secure plug and play solution based on a 5G-ready flexible design that “supports evolving consumer and small enterprise applications”.
Earlier this year, Aussie Broadband switched to Optus for its mobile service, and now it has launched 5G plans, a near doubling of data, and for a limited time, a two month free of the Optus network, all in service of giving customers more bang for their buck.
They say a change is as good as a holiday, but despite being a universal constant (and making your pockets very heavy), the last decade saw the most rapid change in our history - with the COVID-19 tinged decade we're currently in set to see change changing at the fastest pace yet.
Above, we saw the results for Australia's 5G networks, but what about Australia's mobile network experience in general, which sees much more 4G coverage than 5G?
No, it's not an island full of Elvis Presley impersonators, but an island that's part of Tasmania, and it will benefit from an upgrade project that Telstra says will transform connectivity on the island, improve mobile coverage, boost capacity and data speeds and strengthen network resilience.
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