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Telstra has demonstrated Australia’s first 5G test in a live environment. But it was not the speed that was achieved during the demonstration that captured our attention.


  • Telstra trialed 5G in a live environment, but messages for global operators were evident.

Features and Benefits

  • Discusses why 5G is complex to implement from the network to the standards process.
  • Reveals why there is no use going it alone on a 5G trial experience.

Key questions answered

  • What has Telstra learned so far concerning its 5G network rollout?
  • Do operators need to be active in terms of influencing the 5G standards process, and why?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Country-specific 5G requirements need to feed into 3GPP
  • Operators will need an abundance of new spectrum for 5G


  • Further reading
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