5G is similar to existing mobile networks, but with key differences in hardware and software. And we still need to work out who will build this infrastructure in Australia.
Many computers built at Bletchley Park were dismantled and progress stalled – it would be a tragedy if the same thing happened with 5G.
A government proposal for weather radars to share frequencies with telecommunications providers has prompted fears for the accuracy of the Bureau of Meteorology's weather radar.
Australia's willingness to include Huawei and ZTE in its 5G mobile infrastructure should be based on a rational analysis of risks. We take a look at current and past court cases brought against them.
South Africa has some of the highest mobile voice and data costs in the world. A project to deliver affordable services and keep money in communities with high unemployment rates could be the answer.
As the issue of an open and free internet again comes up for public debate, Congress could participate – and help regulators devise a workable set of policies.
Telecom operators increasingly struggle to find “parking spots” for their satellites in outer space.
A multibillion-dollar effort is just beginning to build an all-new nationwide wireless broadband network for emergency responders. How will it work, why do we need it and how will it last 25 years?
A new data management system can give emergency responders a fast lane on the internet to help speed rescue efforts after a disaster.
The Trump administration has decided to challenge the rules of protection of personal data imposed by the previous administration on ISPs.
When planning major infrastructure investments, it's important to know which road, freight and information networks are most important – and which proposals might make things worse, not better.
President Trump has touted infrastructure investment as a way to boost the U.S. economy. At the moment, he's missing a key opportunity – expanding broadband internet service.
Technology designed to keep mobile phones connected during a natural disaster could have wider uses in regional australia.
Trump's FCC chairman Ajit Pai has proposed a major change in internet regulation, doing away with the Open Internet Order. Experts describe what's at stake, and why it matters.
Mine communications are complex, slow and unreliable. The solution to keeping miners safe, and rescuing them when disaster strikes, might just be in their hands already.
Consumers don't understand the contracts they are signing when they buy smartphones, new research shows.
What we and other responders learned that day would go on to spark major changes in U.S. emergency response efforts.
The price of voice communication has come down in South Africa. But poor regulation and a lack of competition means that the country still has some way to go to reduce the cost of communication.
Nanophotonics deals with photons at the nanometre scale, and it's set to transform everything from internet speeds to turning your smartphone into a portable science lab.
Researchers face stiff fines or even jail time if they inadvertently communicate with foreign colleagues about matters deemed to have a military use.