executive guide What is 5G? Everything you need to know about the new wireless revolution It’s a capital improvement project the size of the entire planet, replacing one wireless architecture created this century with another one that aims to lower energy consumption and maintenance costs. Read More With Telstra’s long-touted launch of its simplified mobile plans coming up next month, the telco has announced that customers will be able to add 5G connectivity to mobile plans for AU$15 a month. Telstra customers that use the yet-to-be-released “top two plans” will have 5G connectivity included in their plan at no extra charge, the company said. As part of the June launch, the telco also announced that customers who sign up to one of the new mobile plans will receive free 5G connectivity for at least 12 months. “Our investment in bringing 5G to life for Australia is significant. It’s the culmination of our investment of around AU$8 billion in our mobile network over the last five years (to 30 June 2019) to enhance the capacity, capability and reach it provides,” Telstra CEO Andy Penn said. “As we continue to grow our 5G coverage, and more devices become available over time, we want to give people the opportunity to experience what 5G has to offer and be clear on where it is and will be available.” Speaking with ZDNet last year, Telstra group executive of Consumer and Small Business Vicki Brady said the telco’s goal is to have around 20 core plans… [Read full story]
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