Public awareness of 5G, particularly its impact on Australia’s economy, has focused on its implications for the National Broadband Network. As a result, a policy framework to drive the benefits of 5G has been neglected.
- 5G is more than just a mobile technology. It will be the basis of a productivity ecosystem ("Industry 4.0") that will require Australian industry and the public sector to develop new levels of collaboration.
Features and Benefits
- Assesses Australian readiness to exploit 5G and achieve the related productivity benefits.
- Assessesmthe implications of the ban on Chinese 5G vendors, and its long-term implications.
- Summarizes the key elements of a national 5G roadmap to achieve the productivity benefits of 5G.
Key questions answered
- In what areas is Australia well prepared for 5G, and in what areas is it lagging behind?
- What can Australia do to accelerate the adoption of 5G and related technologies to promote productivity growth?
Table of contents
The race to 5G
Why 5G matters
What makes 5G special
5G is a race
The Australian approach: toward a 5G roadmap
Spectrum allocation and efficiency
Strengthening the 5G ecosystem
Public–private partnership models
The need for global partners
Australia's productivity challenge
Productivity is the focus
Action to develop the 5G ecosystem is required