Imagine yourself travelling down a lengthy, empty road in the Australian outback, taking in the stunning landscape and the freedom of the open road. You become suddenly aware that you are lost and require help. You reach for your phone, but it is outside coverage reach. Many Aussies are all too familiar with this situation. The good news is that everything will change due to the following 5G development.
Although Australia has some of the best mobile networks in the world, its large landmass and sparse population make it difficult to get mobile service. While serving an astonishing 98.8% of the population, Telstra, Australia’s largest network, only serves 30% of the nation's total land area. However, this is all about to change with the advent of 5G Advanced.
A far more energy-efficient 5G network will be provided by 5G Advanced, enabling sensors or item monitors to connect to the network and have a battery life of up to five years. But, the collaboration between telcos like Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone and suppliers of low-earth orbit satellites will be the true game-changer. This will enable increased coverage in even the most distant regions of the nation, enabling call, text, and data access from any location in Australia, even the great outdoors.
Imagine travelling across the nation by car while staying in contact with the outside world. Imagine never being concerned about losing mobile coverage in distant places when working as a farmer, trucker, or 4WD driver. With 5G Advanced, this will become a reality, and it's expected to be ready for use in 2025.
This won't take place off conventional mobile towers, which will still provide inside coverage and high-speed, low-latency connectivity. But, 5G Advanced will offer a mobile service strategy that might be both lifesaving and revolutionary. According to predictions, there will be one billion 5G subscriptions globally by the end of 2023, two years before 4G reaches the same milestone.
And this is only the start. There are predicted to be five billion 5G mobile subscriptions by the end of 2028. Mobile connection is expanding faster than ever, and this trend will only accelerate.
So whether you go outside or find yourself in a remote region shortly, you can be confident that you'll be able to make and receive calls, send texts and even access data owing to the revolutionary advancement of 5G technology. Lives will be saved, and portions of Australia will be made available to everyone previously only reachable with pricey satellite phone contracts. It's incredible, and this is only the beginning.
I have over three decades of experience in telecommunications, including a sizable nineteen-year period providing services to remote Australia. I have been keeping a finger on the pulse of this always-changing sector from the days of dial-up internet to the cutting-edge technologies of today.
I'm also linked to not one, not two, but four of the most dependable NBN providers, in addition to all three main mobile networks. Whether you are a household or a small business, I am your go-to person, so please come to me if you need any help or direction.
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