More about "Australia"
Jun 14, 2021
by Richard Handford

In Australia, spectrum is considered an instrument to promote competition in the mobile market. Read more...

The unravelling story of Huawei equipment bans
Jan 21, 2021
by Dianne Northfield

While led by the US, many nations in Europe, and to a lesser degree the Asia Pacific, have moved to ban equipment from Huawei and ZTE. Many of these actions fall short of outright bans, although measures such as strict security requirements and increased government intervention powers effectively constitute de… Read more...

International sanctions against Huawei
Jan 21, 2021
by PolicyTracker

This table shows the actions taken against Huawei in 40 countries. Read more...

Green telecoms: can it ever be sustainable?
Sep 29, 2020
by Manuel R. Marti

In recent months, the term sustainability has taken on new meaning. No longer just an industry buzzword, it has become a priority and necessity for mobile operators and telecoms firms around the world. But what does it mean for the industry to be sustainable? How can it be achieved? And… Read more...

The use case for millimetre waves as a long range fixed-wireless service
Apr 23, 2020
by Richard Handford

Australia’s state-owned wholesale broadband provider NBN has been trialling the 26 and 28 GHz bands over long ranges (approximately 10km) as a possible upgrade to its existing fixed-wireless service. The company’s trial, and those of its technology partners, provide “high levels of confidence” that this approach would allow NBN to… Read more...

Australia (2020)
Dec 15, 2019
by Richard Handford

Australia historically has adopted an evidence-based approach to spectrum policy with an underlying belief that market-based competition between participants will produce the most favourable outcome, aided by a minimal intervention from regulators. Read more...

Samsung (September 2019)
Nov 02, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

In addition to the 3.5 GHz band (and the wider mid-band spectrum in the 3.3-5 GHz range), Samsung’s priorities for 5G spectrum are the mmWave bands 26, 28 GHz and 40 GHz. Samsung supports a IMT identification for 26 GHz, 40 GHz and 66-76 GHz at WRC-19. Read more...

Are governments growing uneasy about spectrum auctions?
Apr 30, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

Spectrum auctions have become the default mechanism for assigning high-value frequencies around the world, but the past five years have seen growing concern about the possible impact of steep auction prices on investment, consumer prices, mobile network coverage and 5G rollout. Are some governments becoming wary? Read more...

Spectrum Options for Private Industrial IoT Networks
Apr 25, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

There is no globally harmonized spectrum for IoT, and there is no indication that this situation will change. IoT spectrum considerations therefore remain in the hands of national regulators. Read more...

Australia: population maps and data
Mar 19, 2019
by Chetan Chauhan-Sims

Legend Population density (People per km2)  <1  1-5  5-25  25- 250  250-1000  >1000 Uninhabited  Read more...