Telstra CEO, Andy Penn, has declared Telstra's 5G network is "a long way ahead of competitors" who, he said, have "historically made the wrong choices."
More than 10 million Australians are already living, working, or passing through the Telstra 5G network footprint every day.
Telstra enterprise customers are the first in the world to be able to purchase and deploy Cradlepoint 5G wireless network edge solutions, providing a real alternative to fixed connections.
Rumours of a delay to the iPhone 12 launch continue to persist with reports that the usual September time frame could be pushed back to late November.
Evidence mounts that the iPhone 12 will be launched in September without the inclusion of wired EarPods or a USB power charging unit in the box.
It is tempting to dismiss the conspiracy theories swirling around the 5G rollout and to ignore the fringe elements promoting them. But when protesters engage in arson attacks and abuse of telco workers, enough is enough.
The 5G network is ahead of schedule. 8 million Australians now have access. The first 5G iPhone is coming later this year. The biggest barrier to 5G in Australia has nothing to do with the technology.
Telstra is months ahead of its scheduled 5G rollout, with 47 cities now able to access the network. Aligned with its expanded reach, the carrier has also launched its first 5G mobile broadband device - the Telstra WiFi Pro.
Telstra has hit another milestone along the journey to 5G by being first to complete a standalone 5G network. But what does this mean for Australian business and consumers?
The convergence of 5G with maturing technologies like IoT, cloud, software-defined networking, and edge computing is about to open up a whole new world of 'mobile-first' connectivity.