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Optus, Telstra secure low-band 5G spectrum in Australia

Australian operators Optus and Telstra have secured spectrum in the 850/900 MHz band, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) said in a statement. ACMA said that all 16 lots available in the spectrum auction were allocated. The allocation raised a total of AUD2.09 billion ($1.4...

Australian regulator opens application period for 5G spectrum auction

ACMA is focused on low-bands for wide-area 5G coverage The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has recently opened applications for the upcoming auction of 5G spectrum in the 850 MHz 900 MHz band, ACMA said in a release. The government agency noted that low...

The current state of 5G in Australia

Mobile operators in Australia have been accelerating 5G deployments in 2020 and are waiting for additional spectrum that local regulator ACMA plans to award next year to further expand 5G networks. The main cities across the country are already covered by 5G. Here...

Australia offers 5G mmWave spectrum licenses to 15 operators

Australia awarding mmWave spectrum in the 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands Australian media and communications regulator ACMA announced that a total of 15 applicant companies have all been offered a license in the 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands. The watchdog said that the successful...

Four key 5G spectrum auctions to watch in 2021

Australia, India, Brazil and the U.K. have spectrum auctions planned throughout 2021 As 5G deployments accelerate globally, regulators still need to award key 5G frequencies to allow carriers to provide high-capacity services and, in some cases, provide a broader coverage in certain geographies. Here we...

Australia invests over $21 million to accelerate adoption of 5G in industries

  The Australian government announced it is investing almost AUD30 million ($21.2 million) to improve the allocation and management of spectrum and trial 5G use across different industry sectors. This investment is part of the government’s Job Maker Digital Business Plan, which aims to accelerate the...

Australia sets allocation limit for upcoming 5G spectrum auction

  The government of Australia announced allocation limits for the country’s next 5G spectrum auction, which is scheduled to occur in March 2021. In a release, the government said that the 26 GHz auction will be the first time high-band 5G spectrum will be made available...

Australia’s Optus tests 5G mmWave technology with Ericsson

Optus testing 5G using 26 GHz mmWave band at four sites in Sydney Australian operator Optus announced it is testing 5G mmWave technology in partnership with Swedish vendor Ericsson. Optus noted that mmWave technology will enable higher speed and reduced latency for its customers, especially in...

Four Australian carriers secure 5G spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band

  Telecom regulator ACMA said Australia raised over $615 million during the process   Four mobile carriers have won 5G spectrum in the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA)’s latest spectrum auction in the 3.6 GHz band. The regulator said it raised approximately AUD 853 million ($615.6 million)...

Australia to auction 5G spectrum in late November

  Telecom regulator ACMA confirmed it will award 125 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced it will award spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band for the provision of 5G services in November. The regulator confirmed that it...

Summer of 5G: Australia, Spain ready 5G spectrum

  Australia’s telecom regulator ACMA aims to award spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band later this year The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has launched a consultation process to award 5G spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band. The regulator had previously said that it aims to...

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