CommsWire - 12 December 2018

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Penn says Telstra set to lead in 5G capabilities
Securing between 30-80 MHz nation-wide in the 3.6 GHz spectrum will ensure that Telstra plays the leading tole in bring 5G capabilities and super-cast connections to Australians in both urban and rural areas, the company's chief executive Andrew Penn says.

Optus prepares for 5G expansion with spectrum acquisition
Australia’s second largest telco Optus has acquired new regional licences for its customers in the 3.6 GHz spectrum band, earmarking them for the delivery of its 5G telecommunications services.

Vodafone says spectrum buy boost to 5G preparations
Vodafone Hutchison Australia chief executive Iñaki Berroeta says the company's "significant spectrum investment", along with TPG Telecom, has delivered one of the key pieces in its 5G preparations.

TasmaNet claims to deliver an NBN first at 1 Gbps
Tasmanian company TasmaNet claims to be the first internet service provider in Australia to deliver superfast broadband using new NBN Enterprise Ethernet fibre technology after successfully commissioning a 1 Gbps connection for St Michael’s Collegiate School in Hobart today.

Australians keep their options open on broadband, mobile and home phones: survey
Australians considering switching their service providers for fixed broadband, mobile phone, home phone, electricity and gas are all far more likely to visit comparison websites in an average four weeks than the typical Australian, according to a new report.