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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.

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
VoLTE can be abused to track and spoof users

VoLTE can be abused to track and spoof users

Rooted Android phone and a SIM is all that's required.
Jun 13 2017 12:00PM
TPG to deploy $2bn mobile network

TPG to deploy $2bn mobile network

A new rival to Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.
Apr 12 2017 9:43AM
TPG and Vodafone snap up last 700MHz spectrum

TPG and Vodafone snap up last 700MHz spectrum

Treasury pockets $1.5 billion.
Apr 12 2017 8:27AM
Vodafone worried that NBN will stunt 5G

Vodafone worried that NBN will stunt 5G

Wants ‘serious’ review of fixed wireless spectrum.
Apr 10 2017 1:39PM
Optus pushes ahead with voice over wi-fi

Optus pushes ahead with voice over wi-fi

Two Samsung handsets supported.
Jan 27 2017 6:44AM
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

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