confirmed white elephant … Labor’s NBN

Alternative headline: Wireless surpasses NBN

I tried to warn them, technology keeps getting better:

Death knell of the NBN?

Many readers today are rightly wondering what this means for the Gillard Government’s fixed-wire NBN, which will cost up to $90 billion to build:

Samsung on Sunday announced that it had developed a core component of its 5G network by solving a problem that has stymied the wireless industry, Yonhap News reported. Using the 28GHz waveband, Samsung says it has achieved download and upload speeds of tens of gigabits per second (Gbps). Current 4G LTE networks top out at around 75 megabits (Mbps).

In practice, that speed would allow wireless users to download a full HD movie in seconds. Samsung executives see the technology enabling a wide range of rich applications.

Samsung used 64 antenna elements in order to accomplish the high-speed data transfer, and said the company expects that it can commercialize the technology by 2020.

Andrew Bolt May 14 2013 (9:17am)

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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2 Responses to confirmed white elephant … Labor’s NBN

  1. Samsung fought back with lawsuits of its own, accusing Apple of patent infringement of its wireless telecommunications technology.

  2. Pingback: Australia’s NBN boondoggle gets worse … | pindanpost

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