Home / Software & Service News / Optus commits to Australian 5G rollout in early 2019

Optus commits to Australian 5G rollout in early 2019


Optus, Australia’s second-largest telecommunications company, today announced that it will be the first to launch 5G wireless service in the country, beginning in early 2019. Having achieved test speeds of 2 Gigabits per second in an outdoor trial with Huawei hardware, Optus is promising “15 times faster” wireless internet, a significant improvement for Australian 4G/LTE users.

The recent trial focused on so-called fixed 5G wireless, which replaces a home’s or business’ traditional wired broadband modem with a high-speed wireless device. In this case, the tested Huawei 5G dual-band device used spectrum in both millimeter-wave and 3.5GHz bands. Optus says that its early 2019 rollout will focus on fixed 5G hardware, with mobile 5G — smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices — following once their release dates are more concrete.

Optus expects to spend 2018 building out its network using 4.5G bridge technologies that can be quickly leveraged for 5G service when needed. On its own and with its Singaporean parent company Singtel, Optus has partnered with Huawei and Nokia to collaborate on 5G networking gear, recently testing Huawei in-home devices, as well as Nokia tower-mounted hardware. Optus will work with its partners on fining-tune their 5G hardware to ensure compatibility with the global 5G standard.

Australia’s leading carrier, Telstra, has not yet announced its 5G plans but has said that 2018 will be a “big year” for 5G and that it is planning a trial for the Commonwealth Games in April.

Click Here For Original Source Of The Article

About Ms. A. C. Kennedy

Ms. A. C. Kennedy
My name is Ms A C Kennedy and I am a Health practitioner and Consultant by day and a serial blogger by night. I luv family, life and learning new things. I especially luv learning how to improve my business. I also luv helping and sharing my information with others. Don't forget to ask me anything!

Check Also

Chris Messina: Alexa leads the ‘god bot’ wars because Amazon gets the most interest from developers

A little over two years ago, before Facebook Messenger or iMessage opened to third-party bots, and before the arrival of Google Assistant, conversational AI champion Chris Messina helped coin the term “conversational commerce.” Messina, who is perhaps best known as the creator of the hashtag, has since 2015 examined trends like chat apps surpassing social […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

css.php