Coalition moves to fill in the 'spectrum gap'

By Stuart Kennedy - The Australian

Independent telco analyst Chris Coughlan said fixed wireless was suitable technology for people in very small communities on the city fringe. “Outside of communities with three or four blocks you get areas where there are hobby farmers and people living on five acre blocks, they are the ones where it is not cost effective to put in fibre to the node because one node would almost end up serving one customer.

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has released an exposure draft for public consultation on a potential directive to the Australian Communications and Media Authority to enable NBN Co to acquire 3. 5GHz spectrum for fixed wireless in metro areas.

The Coalition has moved a step closer to building out more fixed wireless NBN connections for people on city fringes to fill in a “spectrum gap” created by an NBN Co capacity underestimation.

Read more here: Business Spectator


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