The federal authorities will maintain two auctions to allocate 5G spectrum subsequent yr following the primary mid band 5G spectrum public sale that was held in late 2018. Telstra has purchased essentially the most spectrum to date, with TPG and Vodafone considerably much less and Optus the least.
The primary public sale in April 2021 will allocate excessive band 5G spectrum (within the 26GHz band), which can allow extraordinarily quick, high-capacity providers. A couple of months in the past the federal government positioned a cap of 1Ghz on the quantity of spectrum any single cellular provider might lease at that public sale. In principle which means if one participant out of Telstra, Optus and TPG (incl Vodafone) is keen to splash out severe money they might seize simply over 40% of the obtainable excessive band highest pace quick vary spectrum.
Within the second half of 2021, the Authorities will allocate low band 5G spectrum (within the 850/900 MHz band), which will probably be essential for broader geographic protection of 5G providers.
Minister for Communications, Cyber Security and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, stated the high and low band 5G spectrum will complement the mid band 5G spectrum that the Authorities has already auctioned.
“Low band spectrum can carry the 5G mobile signal longer distances, and is best for wide coverage indoors and outside. The mid band spectrum provides broad coverage and fast speeds and the high band spectrum will allow blazing fast speeds over shorter distances.”
“We are making the low, mid and high bands available so that the telcos can provide better, faster and stronger 5G in Australia”.
5G, the following era of wi-fi cellular broadband, will ship speeds considerably sooner than 4G and at a lot decrease latency — now simply to see what prices are handed onto us shoppers..