2019, the year of 5G?
The AFR reported that Aussie consumers will be able to buy the first 5G-ready smartphones in Telstra stores by the end of June, after the telco giant revealed it had signed deals with "more than one" smartphone manufacturer to get exclusive access to their first 5G-ready handsets. The deal makes Telstra the first of Australia's three mobile network providers to commit to a clear timeframe for the launch of its 5G mobile network. However, no details were provided on how much the 5G plans would cost and about how these 5G-enabled smartphones would differ from 4G phones. One thing is for certain, end of days for the NBN looms on the horizon.