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5G VS NBN | Will 5G replace NBN before it’s even completed?

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The NBN rollout has been arduously slow. It’s still millions of connections and a few years short of completion, but do we need it with 5G just around the corner, future’s exciting.


Let’s hope we’re ready, because 5G is coming sooner than you think, and it’s going to mean a world of difference for the everyday consumer and small businesses would be our team and put the software and would be able to look at better ways of manufacturing.

It’s a fairly big step. A big change from what we have today. People can share what they see with family and friends in real-time. 5g will connect the real world to the online to help medical practitioners with important information overlay.

5g technology will likely have widespread implications across many aspects of our lives. And it’s not just sonic speeds on our mobile phones. The network has the potential to transform everything from food and online shopping delivery to Australia’s emergency departments and our police and ambulance services.

5g has the potential to change things here. A very simple analogy is that it allows us to add more lanes to a highway so that in the rush hour we can keep everybody moving.


Compare that to the 49 billion dollars much-hyped and then maligned National Broadband Network. The taxpayer-funded system uses a combination of fibre and copper technology and is in the process of being rolled out across the country.

It’s not as fast as what they say it is, is by no means as fast as what it has been advertised or purported to be.

By the looks of it, 5G could be down under before the NBN has even been finished. So is the near-immediate speed of 5G going to make it obsolete? As the NBN will be a colossal waste of time and money, it will create big problems for Australia and the NBN. When will we be seeing 5G here in Australia and how you can take advantage of one of the most exciting technological developments in history.

Slow internet speeds drive us mad in this high tech world, but new technology is promising lightning-fast broadband 5G is about taking 4G beyond where it can currently go. It’s a new frontier in technology.


What is 5G? In the simplest form, how do you explain 5G?


5g brings together a whole bunch of the latest wireless innovations in a way that allows us to connect everything from smartphones all the way through to consumer electronics.

 It uses millimetre-wave bands creating near-instant speeds. Basically, it will allow you to download a full-length film in a second. It’s a fairly big step, a big change from what we have today, speeds that are comparable to fibre connections and also very low latency, which allows for things like autonomous vehicles and machinery to be automated from afar.


Well, it would certainly stop any outages if it works the way it’s supposed to work.

The fifth-generation mobile technology will also help sectors like mining and agriculture, with farmers able to use sensor technology to upload and share information on crops and livestock. Medical professionals will be able to do the same with patient records and information. Self-driving cars with sensor technology that communicate with each other are also on the horizon.

Even ultra low latency communication between car people and infrastructure, allowing them to operate smoothly over great distances without limitations. Then there’s the fun stuff like 5G powered drones delivering food and online shopping to your door. 

5G In Europe


Nowhere is the potential power of 5G more evident than in Europe, where there are trials underway testing the strength and capabilities of the technology. And as you’ll see, the results have been remarkable.

Uk telco giant Vodafone is among the world’s biggest mobile networks, with close to 470 million subscribers Vodafone has been selected by the Italian government to equip the city of Milan with 5G. It’s kind of a living laboratory which is allowing the telco to understand what the technology can deliver.


One thing called sortation, which is a way of generating live 3-D holograms that are visible to people were in the next generation the smart glasses back home and Telstra is doing similar trials too great success with rescue drones and 5G hotspots.

Australia’s global ranking for fixed Internet speeds is woeful, we are number 56 in the world behind Puerto Rico, Ukraine and Slovenia. Compare that to our mobile data speed ranking. We’re currently doing much better in that department at seventh fastest. It’s for that reason, 5G is likely to render some elements of the 49 billion dollar National Broadband Network obsolete.

Unfortunately, by choosing to do two-thirds of the NBN network using 19th-century copper, a lot of it is more or less obsolete at the point of delivery. And that’s a serious failure for us as a nation. And it will hold Australia back now for nearly one fifth into the 21st century. We’re hoping that they can deliver on what they say.

Most Australian telcos are expected to have some form of 5G by 2020.


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