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Is 5G Dangerous to your health? Protests & Misinformation explained

24 Jun 2019
InTheNews

5G is the next big thing, both for consumers in our connectivity to each other and the world, and for the Telcos for whom it’s the next big battle ground for revenue.

But, there’s a concern. Are we jumping to fast into this next generation technology? Should there be more testing done on the impacts of 5G on our health?

Today in Melbourne a large group of protesters took to the street outside Telstra’s Head Office to complain:

To continue reading the article: click here. (eftm.com)

A Mobile Black Spot milestone for Wantabadgery

24 Jun 2019
TelstraNews

The rural village of Wantabadgery in the New South Wales Riverina region is best known for its Angus cattle grazing pastures, but it’s also the home to our 550th mobile base station delivered under the Mobile Black Spot Program.

Wantabadgery is a village community of around 300, situated about 30 kilometres southeast of Junee and 35 kilometres east of the regional centre of Wagga Wagga. Since we switched on the Wantabadgery mobile base station, locals have embraced the new coverage and have already downloaded more than 4500 gigabytes of data – equivalent to about 1500 HD movies.

To continue reading the article: click here. (exchange.telstra.com.au)

Phone dead zone delays 000 fatal heart attack call

24 Jun 2019
InTheNews

When local businessman Dave Berry developed chest pains, his partner, Diana Robins, reached for the mobile – they don't have a land line.

Problem is, the isolation of Cottage Point brings appalling phone reception for the 106 residents in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Neighbour Adrian Goodman, president of the Cottage Point Community Association, was visiting at the time.

To continue reading the article: click here. (brisbanetimes.com.au)

Connect Regional NSW program will revolutionise the way we live

24 Jun 2019
InTheNews

Regional communities need access to the very best mobile phone and internet services; it's essential digital infrastructure for homes, businesses and emergency services.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said that's why the NSW Liberals & Nationals in Government have allocated $400 million over the next four years to significantly improve data services in the regions.

Mr Singh said the Connect Regional NSW program will revolutionise the way we live by building data hubs and investing in backhaul to improve internet connectivity.

To continue reading the article: click here. (bellingencourier.com.au)

MP Dugald Saunders promises to eliminate black spots in Dubbo

24 Jun 2019
InTheNews

Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the $400 million Connect Regional NSW program would eliminate mobile blackspots in Dubbo where people live and work.

The NSW Government's $400 million commitment would provide Dubbo and surrounding towns with better phone coverage, according to Mr Saunders.

"Connect Regional NSW will bring access to services you need," Mr Saunders said.

"From emergency services to agribusiness and farming, without the worry of whether they have mobile phone reception or a strong enough signal.

To continue reading the article: click here. (dailyliberal.com.au)

Proposal to upgrade mobile infrastructure in Lara

24 Jun 2019
OptusNews

Notification of proposal to upgrade an existing mobile phone base station (telecommunications facility) at M0294 Lara Township: 4 Mill Rd, Lara 3212 (RFNSA 3212001)

Optus is proposing to upgrade an existing mobile network facility (base station) at the above listed address.

The proposal includes

To continue reading the article: click here. (miragenews.com)

Telecommunications tower to be built at Old Bar to improve Optus coverage

15 Jun 2019
OptusNews

An Optus telecommunications tower will be built in Old Bar following approval from MidCoast Council.

The facility, to be built in the vicinity of Old Bar Reserve, the community pre-school and tennis courts, will provide mobile and wireless broadband services on the 2G, 3G and 4G networks and will be compliant with regulations in relation to exposure to electromagnetic energy.

To continue reading the article: click here. (manningrivertimes.com.au)

Push to end Carcoar's annoying mobile black spot

15 Jun 2019
TelstraNews

Visitors to Carcoar, the jewel in the crown of the central west's heritage villages, are often delighted to discover that the village still maintains its distinct heritage style.

Dubbed 'the town that time forgot' the quaint look of the streets are certainly very Instagrammable, however doing so is almost impossible thanks to very poor mobile services throughout the town.

To continue reading the article: click here. (blayneychronicle.com.au)

Telcoinabox releases ‘refreshed’ data-rich mobile plans

15 Jun 2019
InTheNews

Telecommunications wholesaler Telcoinabox has released a new range of data-rich plans it says will give telco providers access to competitive wholesale pricing, complementing its product suite of hosted voice and data products “at a time ripe for renewal”.

According to Telcoinabox — part of the MNF Group — the disconnection of copper and ISDN services from the end of September this year in Australia presents an opportunity for wholesale resellers of telecommunication services.

To continue reading the article: click here. (itwire.com)

How to upgrade your phone to 5G (but don't bother yet)

15 Jun 2019
InTheNews

Based on our experience with 5G, there is absolutely, positively no need to race out and buy a 5G phone at the first opportunity. 

On the day you upgrade your mobile phone to 5G, here's a checklist of the things you should do.

To continue reading the article: click here. (afr.com)

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