All About 5G In Australia You Need To Know

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Everyone is interested in SIM only plans since the arrival of 5G was announced. However, when it will come into the Australian telecom market that still remains a surprise.

The first question which naturally comes to mind regarding 5G is about the manufacturer? Who will build Australia’s 5G infrastructure?

While it could be anyone, it certainly isn’t the largest telecom giant in the world, Huawei. This news was announced by the former acting Home Affairs and current prime minister, Scott Morrison.

The Challenges

Installing 5G and then ruling out its cheap phone plans and SIM only plans is not a small issue. A country, as wide as Australia would need equipment which costs a large amount of cash. Its testing and deploying would then be another issue. If everything goes well, the installed infrastructure would need specific sites to be used as its base stations. Next, come the billing and software management of 5G networks. All of these challenges make one thing clear though: Australia needs to wait a little time.

5G Infrastructure

The world of telecom and IT works by improving the previously invented technologies. 5G, like its predecessors, will have the same high-level architecture but its details will be different as compared to previous technologies.

Let’s talk about the basic structure of a cellular mobile network. It has three basic components namely mobile devices, a core network and a radio access network.

The radio access network mostly consists of mobile phone towers (making up base stations) and is connected to the core network. The base station relays communication between the core network and mobile devices with the help of radio waves. The function of a core network is to establish communication with other devices and record billing information.

Difference of 5G with the Rest of Networks

The changes set to be introduced will mainly influence core networks and base stations. This seems more like back-end developing i.e. a user may not feel much from the outside but the progressed changes will be very important for network operators. 5G is reported to use higher frequencies for radio communication than the frequencies through which communication has progressed in the past. With increased frequency, the wavelength would be smaller. Following the foundation of MIMO – Multiple inputs multiple outputs, antenna size would be proportional to wavelength. With smaller antennas, more antennas can be used per mobile node.

Instead of processing data at base stations, it will be transmitted to a central location and processed.

Current Testing Areas

Telstra gets the credit of being one of the pioneer companies of telecom markets to introduce 5G to a community. After the successful inauguration of 5G along areas of Gold Coast, Telstra has shifted its interest towards the areas of Toowoomba.

Telstra’s 5G network is funded by a $5 billion, three-year investment as part of the T22 plan. The CEO of Telstra has declared installation of more than 200 5G sites by the end of 2018 with all of them utilizing 3.4 GHz spectrum
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