The Digital Dividend The Digital Dividend

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.

US to take 'fresh look' at opening automakers' key spectrum band

US to take 'fresh look' at opening automakers' key spectrum band

Could boost Wi-Fi use.
May 16 2019 1:00PM
Vodafone starts re-purposing 2100 MHz spectrum to 4G

Vodafone starts re-purposing 2100 MHz spectrum to 4G

Work to continue through 2019.
Mar 11 2019 9:37AM
SpaceX wants to take Starlink broadband Australia-wide

SpaceX wants to take Starlink broadband Australia-wide

Asks spectrum licensing authorities not to artificially limit reach.
Dec 21 2018 12:42PM
NBN Co makes play for mm-wave 5G spectrum

NBN Co makes play for mm-wave 5G spectrum

Asks for 26 GHz licenses in all parts of wireless footprint.
Dec 20 2018 11:11AM
Dense Air offers to extend reach of Aussie 5G networks

Dense Air offers to extend reach of Aussie 5G networks

Reveals use for $18.5m of spectrum snapped up in recent auction.
Dec 12 2018 10:09AM
Telcos fork out big for 5G in NSW-QLD regional corridor

Telcos fork out big for 5G in NSW-QLD regional corridor

As metropolitan prices come in bang on reserve.
Dec 10 2018 11:00AM
Finance worried TPG-Vodafone will dull 5G auction price

Finance worried TPG-Vodafone will dull 5G auction price

Merger raises problems never even considered.
Oct 25 2018 12:44PM
Govt puts low reserve on 5G spectrum

Govt puts low reserve on 5G spectrum

Takes different approach to 4G auction.
Aug 6 2018 3:02PM
Vodafone chief tempers 5G talk

Vodafone chief tempers 5G talk

Ecosystem must be in place.
Jul 31 2018 6:32PM
Govt sets buyer limits for 5G spectrum

Govt sets buyer limits for 5G spectrum

Auction to start later this year.
Jul 11 2018 2:13PM
Telstra to deploy 5G in three phases

Telstra to deploy 5G in three phases

Full commercial services expected in FY20.
Jun 20 2018 2:36PM
NBN Co to run 5G tests in Melbourne

NBN Co to run 5G tests in Melbourne

Future fixed wireless enhancement?
Apr 10 2018 9:30AM
NBN Co has hundreds of active sites in '5G spectrum'

NBN Co has hundreds of active sites in '5G spectrum'

Sizing the effort to move them.
Feb 23 2018 6:20AM
NBN Co 'open' to alternative use of its 5G spectrum

NBN Co 'open' to alternative use of its 5G spectrum

Migration costs could be bigger than they appear on paper.
Feb 12 2018 11:27AM
NBN Co's 5G spectrum price blown away at auction

NBN Co's 5G spectrum price blown away at auction

Confirmed to be below market value.
Feb 6 2018 6:45AM
Telstra pays $50m for Brisbane 5G spectrum

Telstra pays $50m for Brisbane 5G spectrum

Emerges as major auction winner.
Dec 14 2017 10:10AM
TPG expands initial 4G clusters to Adelaide, Brisbane

TPG expands initial 4G clusters to Adelaide, Brisbane

Flags move into regional centres.
Dec 6 2017 1:30PM
Govts scope national emergency mobile broadband network

Govts scope national emergency mobile broadband network

After all state and territories agree on terms.
Nov 28 2017 1:11PM
No limits on telcos as slice of 5G spectrum auctioned

No limits on telcos as slice of 5G spectrum auctioned

But 4G restrictions remain.
Sep 4 2017 6:10PM
ACMA considers 3.6GHz spectrum for 5G

ACMA considers 3.6GHz spectrum for 5G

1.5GHz deprioritised.
Jun 23 2017 10:50AM

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