How the 5G telco market is transforming with lessons learned from the enterprise
Over the past six months, more people in the general populace have begun using the term 5G in their regular conversations. It was a big focus at the recently-concluded MWC Barcelona event in February. And high-profile publications like TIME and BusinessWeek are writing articles to explain 5G to the layman after national security concerns were raised about letting certain vendors into the buildout of 5G infrastructure in Europe and North America.
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Sparks fly over mobile towers
Election candidate Shelley Payne has taken aim at the Federal Government’s mobile black spot program, calling it a “huge let-down” for communities still waiting for connectivity.
However, MP Rick Wilson hit back at the claim, saying his electorate had benefited most from the project.
After three years extending mobile coverage to reception “black spots”, the Federal Government had finished 700 of its 867 promised towers across regional Australia.
O’Connor, which stretches from Manjimup to the South Australian border, was promised 85 towers over two rounds.
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McKenzie fails to nail cut-and-paste claim
AAP FactCheck Investigation: Did Labor 'cut and paste' the coalition's policy to fix regional black spots?
Regional Services Minister Bridget McKenzie accuses Labor of blatantly "cut and pasting" the coalition's policy on upgrading regional communications.
May 1, 2019.
Misleading - The claim is mostly true but somewhat misleading.
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Labor, Coalition connectivity promises not enough – rural health organisation
The National Rural Health Alliance – Australia’s umbrella rural health group – has welcomed the major parties’ focus on rural, regional and remote connectivity for health’s sake, ahead of the Federal election.
Labor has promised $245 million to eradicate mobile black spots, improve digital literacy and fund local projects to improve connectivity in regional communities. The Coalition provided $220 million in the 2019-2020 Budget including $160m to fix mobile black spots, $60 million for a new regional connectivity program and a digital tech hub to improve digital literacy.
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Telstra 4G speeds put it in global elite class: Opensignal
Telstra is still providing the fastest download and upload speeds across Australia's mobile networks, according to the latest report from mobile analytics company Opensignal.
Australia Mobile Network Experience Report: April 2019 scored Telstra at 41Mbps on average download speeds -- 46Mbps for 4G and 5.5Mbps for 3G -- followed by Optus' 36Mbps and Vodafone's 33Mbps.
"Australia has built some of the world's most powerful LTE networks," Opensignal said.
"Users of all three national operators had download speed experience scores greater than 30Mbps, but one operator, Telstra, managed to exceed the 40Mbps mark, putting it among an elite class of operators globally."
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A little service goes a long way
PEOPLE harp on about the country-city divide all the time.
Granted, many issues that are close to rural hearts — rampant weeds, the right-to-farm debate, pest control, insulated power lines, mobile phone black spots, water entitlement — are not even a blip on city folks’ radar.
But, there are other matters on which urban dwellers strongly agree with their rural neighbours — and want to show solidarity.
Reader Sue Smith wrote to Farm last month to congratulate the Duckman, Greg Clarke, for shining light on one of those topics in his April column, Why Customers Fly the Coop.
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Regional telecommunications silence criticised
The Nationals deputy leader and Regional Services Minister Bridget McKenzie has criticised the Labor Party for still not having released a regional telecommunications policy, despite the federal election less than three weeks away.
Minister McKenzie said Labor did not understand regional Australia.and criticised the party for being "unable" to release their policy.
"No one living in regional or rural Australia should believe Labor when it comes to better communications," she said.
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Mobile phone towers to be built at Mypolonga, Nildottie, Ettrick, Marama
Mypolonga, Nildottie, Ettrick and Marama will get new mobile phone towers thanks to a federal and state mobile black spot program, Regional Services Minister Bridget McKenzie has announced.
The towers, among 22 to be built in South Australia, should be built during the second half of this year.
They will be jointly funded by the federal government, state government and Optus.
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Federal election: Farrer candidates clash over mobile phone tower numbers
LIBERAL MP Sussan Ley has moved to refute claims about the number of mobile phone towers in the Farrer electorate.
Independent candidate for Farrer Kevin Mack last week told Sunraysia Daily there were “14 mobile towers in the whole electorate” in reference to the mobile black spot program.
Ms Ley described the comments as “either a deliberate ploy to mislead or more evidence of being carefree with the truth”.
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Joyce phone tower: Second Mobile Black Spot Program tower in Balala plagued by problems
A SECOND phone tower spruiked by Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has been plagued by problems.
Switched on in October 2018, the federal government's Mobile Black Spot program tower at Balala has left residents hung up.
Wendy Westbrook has written to Mr Joyce a number of occasions to ask why the Telstra tower was not co-located with a Rural Fire Service tower at the top of a hill.
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