On the 17th May, HTG Directors Tim Tocco and Paul Gunther, along with their senior leadership team, were one of the first to visit Telstra’s 5G Innovation Centre at 41A Nerang Street, Southport.
HTG is a proud licensee of Telstra, incorporating Telstra Retail Stores in Helensvale, Harbour Town and Burleigh Heads, along with Telstra Business Centres on the Gold Coast, Milton and Toowoomba.
Hosted by Regional Sales Director, Jane Donnelly, and Queensland General Manager, Andrew Kelly, the HTG team were able to see where the next generation of mobile technologies are tested in Australian conditions to support the early commercial deployment of the amazing 5G mobile services in Australia.
The centre will help ensure Australia is among the first countries in the world to gain access to 5G and is a tangible example of Telstra’s commitment to build Networks for the Future for their customers.
Telstra Store Burleigh Heads Manager Grant Fallon and Local Area Manager Kris Tassal observing the robotic in action.
Telstra’s 5G Innovation Centre
The 5G Innovation Centre is the centrepiece of a $60 million investment Telstra have made in upgrading infrastructure on the Gold Coast to support growing demand and major events in the area in 2018, as well as lay the groundwork for 5G.
The 5G Innovation Centre is designed to enable collaboration among technology vendors, developers, start-ups and our enterprise customers.
The demonstrations and use cases on show on the Gold Coast today include:
- Australia’s first 5G field trial using a moving vehicle demonstrating how the high bandwidth and low latency of 5G can deliver an immersive view from the driver’s perspective via virtual reality headsets and support autonomous driving.
- A speed test of around 3 Gbps down and 300 Mbps up over mmWave spectrum demonstrating the speed and capacity that will be achieved over 5G and how that will support advanced multimedia applications such as augmented and virtual reality.
- How drones enabled with artificial intelligence can support surf lifesaving and be operated on a mass scale by 5G beamforming technology targeting each drone.
- A robotic arm demonstrating how the ultra-low latency of 5G can support a range of industrial applications requiring precise control.
The Potential of 5G
Along with supporting Telstra’s own 5G development, the Innovation Centre is open to Australian businesses including start-ups looking to get a head start on the global 5G boom.
5G’s higher connection speeds will be possible thanks to improved radio technologies, increased allocations of radio spectrum and by using many more antenna sites or base stations than today’s networks.
Make sure you check out the technology behind 5G so your not caught out when the next generation of mobile internet connectivity launches.