Next year's 'spectrum auction' will give telcos a chance to bid for access to high speed, millimetre-wave 5G. But big businesses are likely to be prioritised, not you.
A telecommunications tower with a 5G cellular network antenna looms over the skyline.
False news about 5G spread at breakneck speed on social networks, reinforcing the fears of people who already had suspicions about its effects on health.
An absolute ban on Huawei might stunt the next technological revolution.
Introduced properly, 5G could have an enormous impact. We are placing it at risk.
Many people in fire-prone areas may have weak phone signals - or none at all, if they’re located in a mobile black spot.
Service outages, network congestion and infrastructure at risk of being destroyed by fire are some of the issues worsening an already devastating situation.
Current wireless networks are unequipped to service the extraordinary amount of information the Internet of Things market will require.
Mobile networks will soon go through a significant change due to the roll out of 5G. But the service we will receive depends on the providers. Are they ready?
How fast will mobile data get?
In this Speed Read, learn the difference between 3G, 4G and 5G, and why it matters.
How fast is that video really coming in?
How do internet companies decide which network traffic to slow down and which to charge against users' data plans? And what can we learn about net neutrality from the answers?
FirstNet could relieve emergency workers of having to carry multiple radios and other communications devices.
AP Photo/Ric Francis
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?
In an emergency, responders’ telecommunications could get delayed by overloaded networks.
City of Hampton, Virginia
A new data management system can give emergency responders a fast lane on the internet to help speed rescue efforts after a disaster.
We’ll probably see 4G as the dominant cellular network technology for some time to come in Australia.
Consumers who live in Australian cities will most likely benefit from the entry of a fourth player in the mobile network scene.