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iTnews explores what the Australian Government plans to do with the 700 MHz spectrum currently being phased out of use for analog TV. Will the spectrum be auctioned off to the highest bidder for telcos building LTE/4G networks? Or will the emergency services sector gain a slice? Stay tuned for our news and analysis.

Telstra banned from 700 MHz auction

Telstra banned from 700 MHz auction

Owns too much spectrum already.
Dec 14 2016 12:03PM
Nokia, Vodafone on the cusp of LTE deal for Melbourne trains

Nokia, Vodafone on the cusp of LTE deal for Melbourne trains

4G to deliver better signalling for metro rail.
Dec 7 2016 12:06PM
Govt rejects Vodafone's $594m bid for spectrum

Govt rejects Vodafone's $594m bid for spectrum

Will auction off the 700 MHz instead.
Oct 7 2016 12:10PM
Vodafone to kill 2G network

Vodafone to kill 2G network

Will refarm spectrum towards 4G data services.
Sep 30 2016 7:51AM
Telstra's dedicated emergency services channel goes live

Telstra's dedicated emergency services channel goes live

LANES coming in time for bushfire season.
Sep 23 2016 6:40AM
Has TPG started building its own 4G network?

Has TPG started building its own 4G network?

Digital dividend spectrum could be put into action.
Aug 15 2016 12:00PM
Quadrooter flaws menace 900 million Android devices

Quadrooter flaws menace 900 million Android devices

Ten million phones in Australia alone insecure.
Aug 8 2016 9:00AM
US frees up spectrum bands for 5G

US frees up spectrum bands for 5G

Racing South Korea, Japan to be first with next generation wireless.
Jul 15 2016 4:01PM
Telstra to roll out 135 rural 4G base stations

Telstra to roll out 135 rural 4G base stations

Commitment under govt's mobile blackspot program.
Jun 19 2016 6:00PM
Rio Tinto restructures iron ore telecoms

Rio Tinto restructures iron ore telecoms

Creates new business unit and NOC.
Jun 7 2016 6:36AM
Vodafone offers govt $594m for 700 MHz

Vodafone offers govt $594m for 700 MHz

ACMA directed to accept.
May 9 2016 11:29AM
Telstra preps LTE network for the internet of things

Telstra preps LTE network for the internet of things

Low speed, low power, long reach through Cat 1 LTE.
Feb 22 2016 6:40AM
Europe considers reserving 700MHz for mobile data

Europe considers reserving 700MHz for mobile data

Joint proposal would assign band to wireless broadband across EU.
Feb 8 2016 10:32AM
Dedicated public safety mobile network 'not worth $6bn price tag'

Dedicated public safety mobile network 'not worth $6bn price tag'

Productivity Commission knocks back spectrum demands a second time.
Jan 12 2016 12:29PM
NSW govt to sell off surplus emergency comms infrastructure

NSW govt to sell off surplus emergency comms infrastructure

Unveils plans to rationalise and unify radio network.
Dec 2 2015 6:34AM
European travellers to get high-speed, in-flight internet

European travellers to get high-speed, in-flight internet

LTE, satellites to provide broadband access to passengers.
Sep 23 2015 10:58AM
Police, firies set to lose hard-fought spectrum fight

Police, firies set to lose hard-fought spectrum fight

Productivity Commission floats using Telstra, Optus for public safety network.
Sep 23 2015 6:00AM
Telcos invited to apply for spot in 1800MHz spectrum auction

Telcos invited to apply for spot in 1800MHz spectrum auction

ACMA opens process.
Sep 11 2015 4:00PM
AFP dumps $145m investigation system replacement

AFP dumps $145m investigation system replacement

Exclusive: Contractor sacked from PROMIS project.
Aug 19 2015 6:55AM
ACMA opts for limits in upcoming 1800MHz auction

ACMA opts for limits in upcoming 1800MHz auction

Boost for regional 4G services.
May 29 2015 11:29AM

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